Red Mixer

RED MIXER

Since I love to bake, last year had decided to splurge and get a new mixer.  I even put a post on Facebook that I was going to bite the bullet and spend almost $400.00 for a really cool, heavy-duty red mixer.  My readers were excited since they know I’m so frugal. It actually wouldn’t have cost anything out-of-pocket since I have saved the cash back from our credit cards for things like this.  Well once I get my mind-set to get something I start double guessing, do I really need it, will I use it enough to make it worth while and will it be worth it?  So I decided to wait until it went on sale which sometimes would be up to $100.00 off.  Months went by and the longer I waited, the more I decided that was way too much to spend on something that I would use maybe only once a week.  So I cleared my mind and keep mixing with my trusting 20-year-old Hamilton Beach hand mixer.

 

WELL, last week I bought my new red mixer!  No, I didn’t spend $400.00 or even $300.00 on it, instead I saw an ad in Aldi’s flyer for a knock off red mixer for $59.00!!!  The sale started on a Wednesday and we were at the door as soon as they opened.  When I got to the aisle, there was only two red mixers and I grabbed one quickly not knowing anything about it.  When I got home I excitedly opened the box and was I surprised at the quality.

It came with three attachments including a mixing beater, a dough hook and a whisk plus it has 6 speeds and a pulse mode.  It’s really cool when I plug it in, the dial with speeds lights up and there is a button to push that releases the head so it flips up for adding or removing the attachments.  I like the stainless steel bowl and there is even a splatter shield over the top of it.  I saw the arrow on the bottom edge of the unit to remove the bowl and with just a twist it unlocks for easy removal plus the suction base it doesn’t move when mixing.

 

When I made my first cake I started on the lowest speed and it’s faster than the highest speed on my hand mixer!  I went through the speeds and does it have power!   I can’t wait to make my meringue frosting with the whisk and see how quick it will make peaks.

 

For $59.00 it comes with a three-year warranty and if it has any problems (other than abuse) they will either send a replacement or a refund.  I’m very happy with my red mixer, the price I paid and the amount I saved from the $400.00 one. Plus it matches the Keurig coffee system and my red hot air popcorn popper!  So again, frugal, cheap or savvy shopper, whichever it is, I saved money!

 

 

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Martha Demeo

I started my blog to review products. Since then it has evolved and now I teach people how to earn money online from the comfort of their home. Join the conversation. Leave a comment below.

11 Discussion to this post

  1. Martha, what a great experience! I am an enthusiastic cook and baker also. Speaking of knockoff appliances, Walgreens has a line of inexpensive countertop appliances. I got a wand blender, the kind you put right into the soup, for about $12. At that time, Williams-Sonoma had one for $79. I got a top-of-the-line Cuisinart mixer with complete tools and handbook, barely used, from a choir yard sale, for $75. It pays to pay attention! You did great!

  2. Great review. I think I’m past my baking days, except for very special occasions. I used to love baking, but that also meant I loved eating what I baked, and now I’m trying to avoid most baked goods.

    I bought a special and very expensive mixer a few decades ago designed especially for making heavy breads. I could make double batches of whole grain breads in it. It still works (at least it worked when I last used it a few years ago) but after a few years of use the mixing arm would start rising while it was working so I had to stand there and hold it down.

    Now I use Mom’s KitchenAid that was already in her house when I inherited it. I’ve been happy with it and I don’t have to stand guard over it while it mixes. I can’t remember the brand name of the other mixer, but I had to send away for it back in the eighties. I don’t think they make it anymore.

  3. What a deal and what a beauty! Enjoy your baking!

  4. I am very happy with you, Martha! I get that joy as I love to bake and am frugal as well. Enjoy and I hope it will last for a long time. 3-year warranty for that price is amazing!

  5. Martha says:

    Wow, you picked up so great deals also Kebba. I just couldn’t justify spending $400.00 on a mixer but I never thought I find a deal so super. I’ll have to check out Walgreens, sounds like good Christmas gifts! Since Saturday is National Chocolate Day, I’m sure I’ll be mixing something up! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Martha says:

    My mom was a cake baker and she really put her KitchenAid to work, she used it constantly. I just couldn’t see spending that much for one, even though I use it often, I don’t use it enough to spend $400.00. Now if one of my grandchildren wanted something for that amount, I’d get it for them in a heartbeat but when it comes to me spending money on myself, I just can’t do it. I’m sure you have lots of memories when you bake with your mom’s mixer Barbara.

  7. Martha says:

    Thanks Anne, I’m what you call “last of the big spenders”. LOL But for the price it looks great, works super and with the full 3 year warranty, I can’t go wrong. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Martha says:

    I always have my eyes open for deals Anne. The other nice thing about this mixer, while it very sturdy and stays in place even on high speed, it’s not overly heavy so I can move it easy for cleaning the counter. Saturday is National Chocolate Day so I’m sure it will get plenty of use then! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Martha says:

    Sounds like we think alike Ute! With the price I paid plus the warranty, it’s a win win. Frugal is good, that gives us more for other frugal shopping deals! Thanks for stopping by.

  10. That’s an awesome price, Martha! I got a red mixer not long ago, as well. Mine is a KitchenAid that was also deeply discounted (Deal of the Day on Amazon.) I’m really happy with it. Like you, I’d waited a long time to buy this one.

  11. Martha says:

    I had planned on getting a KitchenAid Kyla when they had the Artisan on sale for $249. That would have been okay for me to splurge on but I kept procrastinating and the sale was over. The longer I waited, the more I talked myself out of it. When I saw the $59.00 hubby TOLD me I was going to get it! LOL I have used it so many times just in the short time I’ve had it! I can get my meringue to peak in no time! Loving my find and glad you get a great Deal of the Day also!! I think I was born to find deals.

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