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The KitchenAid stand mixer is shiny. Iconic. Used by every contestant of the Great British Baking Show. And let's be honest: a little expensive. But right now, they're up to 44 percent off during Amazon's Black Friday Sale(!). If you've dreamed of adding one of these powerful stand mixers to your countertop (or need an impressive gift for the baker and confectioner in your life), this is the time to buy.
For Black Friday only (that's November 29, btw!), the KitchenAid 5-quart Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl is on sale for $240. Amazon usually prices these stand mixers at $460, so this sale is seriously sweet.
If you're skeptical about whether anyone actually needs one of KitchenAid's stand mixers, know this: There are one hundred recipes we wouldn't even attempt without one. Make honey brioche! Make homemade marshmallows! Easily make a big batch of chocolate chip cookies or a loaf of crusty bread. These mixers are truly kitchen workhorses.
All of KitchenAid's stand mixers use the same planetary mixing action: the beater moves one way while the drive shaft moves the other; the bowl stays stationary. The Artisan models use a tilt-head design, which lets you hinge back the head of the mixer to easily add ingredients. These mixers are usually around 14" tall, so they're ideal for smaller spaces. And though the stand mixer comes with a handled glass bowl, we strongly recommend buying an extra one...hello, multitasking!
There are dozens of attachments that can make your KitchenAid stand mixer even more versatile—and many of them are on sale this Black Friday, too. Tackle homemade pasta with rollers, cutters, and presses, or whip up a batch of zoodles with the handy spiralizer attachment.
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