KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Stand Mixer {Spring Event Review & Giveaway #45}

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The wait is finally over. I think I’ve teased you enough about my gorgeous green apple KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer. You’ve seen it, you’ve wiped the saliva from the corner of your mouth as you’ve gazed at it’s beauty. I understand completely. Why? Because I’ve coveted this mixer for so long myself. I don’t even want to show you what I was using in its place to bake. Let’s just say it was less than $20 and leave it at that. So of course I feel like I am the girl who got upgraded from the pinto to the corvette. And let me tell you, there is no going back. I don’t know how I survived this long without it!

KitchenAid 5qt stand mixer green appleSo let’s start by stimulating your brain with just a few of the details.

KitchenAid Artisan® Series model has a 325-watt motor, 5 quart stainless steel bowl with ergonomic handle, pouring shield and a tilt-back mixer head design that provides easy access to bowl and beaters.

Features:

  • 10-Speed Solid-State Control
  • Includes Flat Beater, Dough Hook and Wire Whip
  • Power Hub for Additional Attachments
  • Unique Mixing Action

Of course upon receipt I couldn’t resist setting it up to be displayed upon my counter top. I’ll be the first to admit that this thing is big. And one drawback is that it is certainly not light at almost 23 lbs. But what I will say is that it looks like a piece of art sitting out on the counter. So I’ve made room and ditched the bread box for a basket and found a way to make it work. And now I get to gaze at it right now actually since I’ve got a clear view from my usual spot on the dining room table. Are you green with envy? I think I’m jealous of myself.

Now what would I be with a mixer that was just a piece of art, to be displayed but never used? Not my mother’s child to be certain. Anyone who knows my mother knows I’ve been spoiled by and learned from the best. I grew up with some absolutely delectable baked good available at all times. My mother who has a cupboard overflowing with cookbooks and uses them as her regular fun reading material because she adores constantly trying new recipes. My mother who insisted on making Christmas baking an entire weekend experience as together with my sister we made a dozen or different things at least. So of course I needed to break my new mixer in and bake, bake and bake some more!

I made a pound cake. Which was a brilliant choice since it requires a lot of mixing.KitchenAid Pound Cake 1But mixing for a few minutes really is no big deal.

KitchenAid Pound Cake 2Instead, I just had to supervise only.

(Which really means I get to stand and watch it do all the work.)KitchenAid Pound Cake 3And this was the end result. Need I say more?Wilton Dimensions Perinnial Cake Pan FinalI of course had to tackle some cookies too so I opted for sugar cookies.KitchenAid Sugar Cookie 1What a breeze these were!KitchenAid Sugar Cookie 2It doesn’t get any easier than this!KitchenAid Sugar Cookie 3Yummy!Wilton Sugar Cookies Finished ProductI just had to try working with cream cheese. With a hand mixer it can be a struggle.KitchenAid Cream Cheese 1That is so not the case with my new KitchenAid mixer. It wouldn’t have turned out this smooth otherwise.KitchenAid Cream Cheese 2It made the perfect filling for one of my favorites, a cherry topped brownie dessert!KitchenAid Brownie Dessert

If all these pictures is just leaving you unsatisfied, I’ve created a short video so you can get a real feel for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer in action.

Don’t forget to see the dough hook’s capabilities in my first run with making homemade bread post.  Be sure to watch for my next KitchenAid review and giveaway which will feature one of the many attachments available. Now it is time to just gaze at only a few of the colors available. Want to win it? Because I see no better way to end the giveaways from our Spring into Spring event than with a KitchenAid mixer!

Kitchenaid Artisan Colors

Buy it: The KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer is currently on sale and available for $299 with free shipping!

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{ Giveaway}

KitchenAid would like to make one of my lucky readers VERY happy by giving away the same mixer I received in your choice of color!

MAIN ENTRY: Visit KitchenAid and tell me your very favorite color from the Artisan Series! (It doesn’t have to be in stock but you must give it the proper name. No “blue one” or such answers allowed as there are multiple shades of the same color!)

Want more entries? (I can’t believe I even have to ask!) After answering my question do any of the following and leave a comment telling me what you did. Each is worth one entry unless otherwise noted. Your comment is your entry so please leave the appropriate number of comments for each extra entry.

-Spring into Spring! Enter the Namaste Handbag Giveaway at The Shopping Mama & tell me below!
-Tell me your favorite kitchen memory (for possible mention on the KitchenAid website or facebook page)
-Follow KitchenAid on twitter
-Like KitchenAid on Facebook. (Maybe even show them a little comment love on their wall)
-Like Baby Loving Mama on Facebook
-Follow my blog publicly
-Subscribe to my feed in a reader or by email
-Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway (You can do this daily! Leave me a link!)

Win your choice of KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, $300 value! @babylovingmama from @kitchenaidusa http://bit.ly/amwAnF #giveaway PLS RT!

-Add my button to your blog
-Have my Spring into Spring event button to your blog
-Blog about this contest and link back here and to KitchenAid (3 entries)

This contest will end on 6/16/10 at 11:59 pm CST. U.S. residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 72 hours to respond to winning notification email before I draw another winner or do a live giveaway.

Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this review but no other type of compensation was received. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with these products are my own and yours may differ.

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Comments

  1. Sharon says

    My favorite kitchen memory is making cut out Christmas cookies
    and decorating them with my daughter!
    Thanks!

  2. says

    This shows what KitchenAid Mixer can do w/ creative hands! Mouthwatering!

    Well, I love the red one for my mama :) Looks stunning, and it’s her favorite color.

  3. Wendy Pence says

    I like the Gloss Cinnamon and the Onyx Black mixers. I have wanted one of these for SOOOOO long becuase I LOVE to cook and bake. :0)

  4. MommaMary says

    I would love to win the Empire Red KitchenAid mixer. make bread all the time and it would be a great machine to use. Also love the peacock blue bag at Namaste handbage giveaway

  5. says

    I love to bake at Christmas, I bake for a woman who works at an assisted living facility, and she hands out the baked goods, since my mixer is my hands and I have Fibromyalgia it has become impossible to bake .would be nice to win so I can keep paying it forward

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