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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