My Kitchen Aid mixer is old (kinda like its owner!) and it’s been getting kinda cranky (kinda like its owner). I make bread at last three times a week and at first, I just mix it all up and let it sit for 45 minutes for the gluten to wake up and get going. Then I let the mixer knead the dough for 15 minutes. That’s where the old Kitchen Aid begins complaining. It’s still working fine but I think it’s only a matter of time til it konks out on me. I’ve heard such wonderful things about the Bosch Universal Plus and I’d thought about getting one a while back and just never followed up on it. Today, after mixing up the bread, I decided it was time to get serious about getting a mixer. All you Kitchen Aid fans, don’t flip out on me but I think the old Kitchen Aid mixers are a whole different machines from the new Kitchen Aids (meaning the old ones were better!). Now, I’m surely not a Kitchen Aid expert but that’s just what I’ve heard from some who had the old ones and have had to replace them with new ones.
To backtrack a little, earlier this week I found a buffet with a hutch and a separate buffet that I wanted to order for the dining room. Vince said “get it”! Hmm . . that doesn’t sound like my husband. Usually, his response is (1) Do you really need it? (2) Are you sure that’s the best price? (3) Can you wait til this or that . . whatever his current line of thinking might be? I never, ever hear “get it”! So, I didn’t get it! That was just too weird.
So, today when I decided I wanted the new mixer, I told Vince . . now I have a decision to make because I want to order the Bosch mixer. He already knew I wanted it so that wasn’t a surprise. He said “If you want it, get it”. Dang . . what’s wrong with this guy? This isn’t normal at all.
I told him I wouldn’t get the dining room furniture that I wanted and you know what he said? “If you want it, get it all!” What do you think is wrong with him? Whatever it is, it must be serious!
A little more background — I’m not much on expensive furniture, especially after our last move. I’m still amazed that the movers didn’t break a single Mason jar and banged up every single piece of furniture that we had. When I bought new furniture for the guest room last year, I ordered it from Target and I’m thrilled with it. These aren’t great pictures of the furniture but it’s some I already had on the blog.
The coffee table in our family room was outrageously expensive when I purchased it 14 years ago. There’s nothing wrong with it but I want something new and I won’t get it because I don’t want to get rid of the coffee table that was so darned expensive so . . from now on, I’m getting furniture that I won’t feel bad getting rid of when I want to replace it.
Since my husband was in such an accommodating mood, I ordered the buffet with the hutch but I didn’t order the smaller buffet. One will do for now.
And, I ordered the mixer, along with the slicer/shredder and an additional stainless steel bowl.
Then Vince came home from the YMCA and I told him that I’d ordered only the larger hutch and the mixer. He asked why I didn’t order the smaller buffet. Well . . I don’t really need both of them and I hadn’t really planned on ordering the mixer. His response . . you’re going to wish you had gotten them both. I don’t know why you didn’t. So . . heck! I ordered the smaller buffet too.
Now I think I’ll go find a recipe for an apple spice cake that Vince has been asking me to make. 🙂