do you use a hand and stand mixer?
Hi! I am just curious as to whether or not people use both a stand mixer and hand mixer. I bought my Kitchen Aid Classic for 30 dollars six years ago and have been very happy with it. I was a dishwasher at a restaurant when I was 17 and one of the older waitresses was moving and just wanted to get rid of it! I love it so much I leave it out all the time on display even though the counters in the apartment are microscopic. I found a nice nook for it and I don't know what else I would have put in that space anyway. I know there are many people who say this model doesn't do the job for them and they have to have the bowl lift models with higher wattage. I can't imagine ever outgrowing my model, but maybe I'd want a bigger one just for a color change one day! Anyway, I had a friend give me a black and decker hand mixer to supplement my stand for smaller things. She was moving to Arkansas and didn't want to have to take it. It was new in the box and I still haven't even plugged it in. Firstly, it's a cheap model... very small and plastic and I'm sure weak. Maybe good for muffins or something. I don't think I will ever use it. The KA stays out and it's so easy just to plop the ingredients right in the bowl... not taking it out plugging it in, and finding the beaters. Do you use a stand mixer for some jobs and and a hand mixer for others?