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KitchenAid Mixers, Stand Mixers Made in the USA
It’s a tradition in my family to make Polish pierogi and a lot of cookies at Christmastime. My grandma did it, my mom did it, and in my early 20s with a family of my own, I jumped in. I didn’t have a KitchenAid mixer right away. My first mixer was a budget Hamilton Beach stand mixer with double beaters and a glass bowl. At the time, Hamilton Beach mixers were made in the USA. However, all Hamilton Beach kitchen appliances have been made in China since 2012.
In the beginning, my run-of-the-mill mixer managed cookie dough fine, but oh how it would struggle through the pierogi dough. And I was making a lot of it. Grandma couldn’t manage it anymore and my mother smoothly passed the tradition on to me. If I remember right, it was only into the second Christmas season when I burned my first motor.
My second stand mixer lasted a handful of years with some personal adjustments. I learned to add more water and make a softer pierogi dough and did a lot of hand kneading. However, that mixer eventually burned out too. In the middle of the Christmas baking season, of course.
Over the past decade, I had continued making pierogi and cookies for all of the Christmas parties my grandma went to since she couldn’t do it anymore. When I told my grandma another kitchen mixer bit the dust, she told me I needed a KitchenAid. She wanted to make it a combination birthday and Christmas gift and told me to pick out a big one.
I chose a 5-quart, lift bowl, Heavy-Duty Plus KitchenAid in matte black. KitchenAid doesn’t make that model anymore. The KitchenAid Artisan Series is a tilt-head stand mixer with a 5-quart bowl. Lift bowl KitchenAids now have a 6-quart bowl and are branded as the Professional 600 Series.
What a difference it made. I whipped through cookies and pierogi dough with no problem. Additionally, I could make much bigger batches saving me all kinds of time. I continued to make grandma her Christmas cookies and pierogi until she passed in 2013. After her passing, my aunt was surprised that I’d been making grandmas cookies and pierogi all those years. None of it made it to the parties. Oh, grandma.
That same KitchenAid from Grandma is still with me so she stays close to my heart each and every time I use it.
I’m sure I’ll buy my granddaughter a KitchenAid of her own someday and continue to pass the tradition along. She does love baking.
My KitchenAid stand mixer is a bit beat up from years of use but running just as strong as ever. Over the years, my use of it grew way beyond Christmas. I bake homemade bread almost every day during the fall and winter months. My family and I love the cozy feeling that freshly baked bread gives to our home. I use my Fresh Prep Slicer/ Shredder Attachments to shred garden zucchini in the summertime. Some of it is used to make all kinds of zucchini bread including strawberry, blueberry, lemon, and chocolate. I also can zucchini and pickle relish and the rest I freeze to use in place of spaghetti pasta. There is no resting for my KitchenAid and it works as well as the day I got it.
About KitchenAid Mixers
KitchenAid stand mixers are made in the USA in Greenville, Ohio. The first KitchenAid stand mixer, known as the H-5 was made in 1919 and did everything from mixing to slicing to straining. The Model K was released during the great depression and was the first stand mixer with a bowl that locked to the base. In 1955, KitchenAid released stand mixers in a variety of colors. KitchenAid’s iconic colors are one of the qualities that KitchenAid mixers are known for.
KitchenAid fans can take a factory tour of the Greenville, Ohio KitchenAid mixer factory where you can see the manufacturing process right down to the assembly stage.
You can find many other kitchen products from cookware to professional appliances made by KitchenAid. While some KitchenAid products are manufactured in the USA in Ohio, South Carolina, Iowa, Mississippi, Indiana, and Arkansas, others are made in China. All KitchenAid stand mixers are made at the Greenville, Ohio factory.
KitchenAid Stand Mixers, Accessories, & Attachments
KitchenAid makes a mixer for every user. The 3.5-quart Mini Series mixers are perfect for casual users and beginners. The most popular stand mixers by KitchenAid include the 4.5-quart Classic Series, the 5-quart Artisan Series, and the 6-quart Professional 600 Series. I bought my daughter an Artisan for Christmas one year. Additionally, the Pro Line Series offers a 7-quart bowl lift and the Commercial series comes with an 8-quart bowl lift.
Owners can purchase additional and replacement Kitchenaid stand mixer accessories including stainless steel bowls as well as pretty ceramic bowls, glass bowls with measurement markings, and even quilted stand mixer covers. Replacement beaters, whips, hooks, and pouring shields are also available.
A number of attachments are made for KitchenAid mixers to make kitchen jobs and food preparation easier. KitchenAid stand mixer attachments include a slicer & shredder, spiralizer, pasta press, pasta roller & cutter, sifter & scale, food grinder, sausage stuffer, food processor & dicing kit, vegetable sheet cutter, grain mill, citrus juicer, ice cream maker, and more.
Where to Buy an American Made KitchenAid Stand Mixer
KitchenAid Mixers, attachments, and accessories are available at department stores and big box stores as well as online in the Official KitchenAid Amazon Store and Walmart. Availability of models, accessories, and attachments will vary in brick & mortar retail stores. The complete selection of KitchenAid stand mixer products is available in the Official KitchenAid Amazon Store.
Make your own pasta and sausage, dice and shred vegetables, make fresh squeezed orange juice, and even ice cream (and more) with multiple attachments for one KitchenAid appliance. So convenient!
How about a pretty new ceramic bowl for your KitchenAid stand mixer? KitchenAid makes stainless steel and ceramic bowls in a variety of patterns, as well as glass bowls for your KitchenAid. Need a new hook or whip? KitchenAid has them. And keep your mixer dust free with quilted covers in a variety of colors.
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