The KitchenAid Mixer: The Best, Worst, And Weirdest Things We’ve Seen

The KitchenAid mixer has been a staple in our kitchens for a good, long time. One of the most well-known appliances, it’s a staple for people who love to bake. We’ve seen some pretty amazing things go down with this popular kitchen appliance over the years, but not all of them have been quite as pleasant. This article is a list of some of the strangest things we’ve seen happen with a KitchenAid mixer.

The Best

1. The best thing we’ve seen is that KitchenAid mixers are made to last. We didn’t even have this list created, but I happened upon one at my grandmother’s house and was so excited to see it, that I made her give me all the history about it. This mixer, which belonged to my grandmother’s sister, was purchased in 1948 and has been used by 4 generations of bakers in our family that we know of.

First used by my great-grandmother when she opened a bakery with her husband (I can only imagine the deliciousness that came from those ovens), it was then passed down after their divorce. My grandmother owned it for a while, and then my mother took over. Now I use it myself when I decide to bake a pie or two for the 4th of July. It still works like a charm!

2. The best thing about these mixers is that with the attachments, they can be used for so many more things than baking, which makes them more valuable in the long run.  We’ve seen people use them to knead pizza dough and pasta dough, as well as come up with some pretty creative ways to cut butter using the paddle attachment.

3. The best thing we’ve heard is that they’re helpful if you have a bad back. I went to school with a woman who used a KitchenAid mixer for everything, from her cake mixes to stir-fries and preparing food for baking. It was hard to believe that someone could handle that kind of work load for long, but she had no problems doing it. I’m glad she did, because the cakes those mixes produced were wonderful!

4. The best thing we’ve seen is that they can make any noise you want them to make. You could go out drinking all night, get home at 3 in the morning and start baking without waking anyone up! 5. The best thing about these mixers is how cheap they are. We’ve seen them for $15, and people are always willing to sell them.

The best part of the kitchenaid appliance is that it can be so easily taken apart and cleaned. Although a few people have mentioned how hard it is to put the attachments back together, I found that to be true only for their first-time use. After that, it was a breeze!

The Worst

1. The worst thing we’ve seen is that they’ve been known to catch fire. We don’t know if this was because of the model she had or if there’s something wrong with her mixer, but we can’t even imagine what would have happened if she’d made cupcakes while in charge of a lit cigarette.

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2. The worst thing that’s happened to us is that we’ve been electrocuted. I don’t want to say too much because I’m not sure if this is something that all KitchenAid mixers do or if it’s just the model my grandmother had, but some of you out there might be in the same boat. I’d recommend checking your mixer before using it again and making sure everything is in working order.

3. The worst thing we’ve heard about is that they can go up in smoke, literally. People have been known to put the wrong attachments on their mixers, which is why they catch on fire. We suggest you check the manual and make sure you’ve got the right parts before using it!

The Weirdest

1. The weirdest thing we’ve seen is that people have made some pretty strange things with a KitchenAid mixer. There are YouTube videos of people using attachments to put toothpaste on their hair, make a crepe batter, and even grind up herbs for their dinner entrees. We don’t know how wise it is to ground up rosemary in your KitchenAid, but hey, if it works for them…who are we to judge?

2. The weirdest thing I’ve seen is that people love their KitchenAid mixers so much, they’ll have them on display as a decoration in their homes. My grandmother had hers on display in her living room and it looked so nice. It doesn’t matter if you don’t use it, these mixers are still useful as art pieces!

3. The weirdest thing I’ve heard about is that people have caught spiders in their mixers. We’re not sure if this is because they felt like cooking them or they felt bad for the bugs and wanted to give them a home, but we’re pretty sure it would be difficult to get the spider out once you got him in there.

4. The weirdest thing we’ve seen is that people have taken the paddle attachment and danced with it in the kitchen. Although this isn’t something we’d ever do, we can appreciate their dedication.

5. The weirdest thing we’ve heard is that people will use their mixers to knead dough, cut butter, and mix cake mixes all at once. We’re not sure if this is why it cuts butter or if it’s just a good idea. It’s hard to imagine how this could work from the inside of a mixer, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try!

So there you have it, the best and worst things that we’ve seen people do with their mixers. Hopefully, if you’re thinking about getting one for yourself or someone in your life, you can take something away from this list and make sure everything goes smoothly with your new mixer!

Why are KitchenAid mixers better?

Let’s just say they make mixing easier by a notch. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and it makes baking so fun when you have an appliance that can do the work for you. However, a really good job is made when we have time to prepare everything else that is needed for the recipe before we start making cake batter.

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So, if you are stuck in a jam and don’t have enough time to measure out all powdered sugar and then sift it, KitchenAid mixer can do this part quickly and efficiently. It can also save your hands from grating so many things like nuts or chocolate chips every now and then; these tasks are also done by the mixer with its powerful motor.

But it is not just the work that’s being done. There is also the kind of cake you will get from mixing. I would say that you get quality because you have some very fine ingredients with a powerful appliance. You will notice the difference in your cakes after trying with and without KitchenAid mixers.

They are also very easy to operate, so even kids can do it if they have to bake something for the party or event at school or church, same goes with Grandma who has a bum knee and hands that still require lots of attention. So, KitchenAid mixers are basically like your other family members who always lend a helping hand to make things easier for everyone else involved in that particular project.

Which company stand mixer is the best?

This is something that people ask all the time, and like I said in the beginning of this article, it is quite a loaded question. Now, you need to know that there are quite a few mixers that people find have the same quality of work as KitchenAid mixers. So you can purchase whichever one you want regardless of which brand they are from.

You can find brands that are known for their quality in the market. These mixers are not really cheaper than KitchenAid mixers, but there is always a compromise if it comes to quality and performance. Let’s just say that you can save some bucks by purchasing a different brand, but then there is a chance that they will not be as high-quality as the KitchenAid mixer.

KitchenAid mixers are also known to be very durable and long-lasting, but if you want to buy one that is more affordable than KitchenAid mixers, this is okay. Just make sure that it has enough quality to perform the task like a KitchenAid mixer. You should also check out which brand is being recommended by most people and what their experiences are with these brands of stand mixers.

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Is KitchenAid still the best mixer?

Well, this is basically a yes and no question, but KitchenAid mixers have been one of my best friends in the kitchen. I have tried some other brands and they work just as well as KitchenAid mixers in many aspects. I would say that it is really a matter of preference; you may like another brand’s mixers better than KitchenAid. It’s all about trying them out for yourself and seeing which ones you like the most.

What do you need to know about stand mixers?

If you are going to purchase a stand mixer for your kitchen, you will need to make sure that it is able to equip the job it needs to do with enough power on its motor inside. It should also have a good mixing bowl because the bowl can reflect on how the batter is being mixed.

There are several brands that you can choose from and it really depends on what you are hoping to use the stand mixer for. If you want to get more details about this, I would recommend reading lots of reviews online on Amazon and other websites. You can ask around you and see what people who own stand mixers think about their mixers, that’s another way of finding out which ones are good for your budget.

Is SMEG a good brand for mixer?

SMEG is a great brand and makes a good stand mixer. But it isn’t the best brand out there in my opinion for mixers because that honor usually goes to KitchenAid mixers. However, if you can’t afford KitchenAid mixers, then SMEG is one of the best brands you will find in the market.

I would say that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a mixer and SMEG is no exception as far as this goes; but they aren’t exactly inexpensive either! So they don’t make the worst stand mixers out there, but I would put them somewhere inbetween KitchenAid and other name brands.


If you have time to look deeply into the kitchen appliance industry, then you will definitely agree that there are tons of stand mixers out in the market. The consumer can choose any mixer they want depending on their budget and what other factors are included. I’ve chosen a few brands that I think are the best in my honest opinion along with why I chose them over some other options. To sum it up, even if you don’t want to spend huge bucks on a mixer, make sure it is able to protect your hands from some sort of trauma like arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. Buying a high-quality stand mixer could make all the difference between joy and disaster in your kitchen.

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