Cuisinart 5.5-Quart Stand Mixer SM-55 : This heavy-duty Cuisinart 5 1/2-Quart Stand Mixer has the power, capacity and precision to conquer any job your recipes require. Super strength 800-watt motor and large stainless-steel bowl tackles food preparation with professional ease. With 12 speeds and 3 accessories you can easily mix and whip up dinner for a hungry crowd or even knead up to 12 cups of flour for bread dough. The auto shutoff countdown timer means you'll handle each job with timing perfection. Sturdy die-cast metal unit weighs 19 lbs. with bowl and attachments. All stand mixer accessories are dishwasher-safe. 14 1/2"L x 8"W x 13"H. Full five-year motor warranty, limited three-year product warranty. Model: SM-55. Product Features Ultimate power 800-watt motor handles the heaviest mixing jobs with ease Extra-large 5 1/2-quart stainless-steel bowl holds triple recipes and huge batches 12 speeds ensures the just-right control you prefer Tilt-back head makes it easy to attach accessories 15-minute countdown timer with digital precision and auto shutoff for perfect results 3 power outlets for attachments: High-speed for blender and food processor, Mid-speed for citrus juicer, Slow-speed for large meat grinder and pasta maker Includes tools for all mixing, whipping and kneading tasks Fold function designed for folding in delicate ingredients Professional chef's whisk aerates ingredients for lighter, fluffier meringues and scrumptious desserts Flat mixing paddle mixes the thickest batches of cookie dough with precision and ease Dough hook smoothly kneads homemade breads, pastries and pizzas Wide-pour spout on the splashguard eliminates splatters and keep countertops clean Bowl's two sturdy handles make lifting and balancing a full bowl simple Optional attachments can be purchased separately Includes 5 1/2-quart stainless-steel bowl Chef's whisk, Dough hook, Flat mixing paddle, Splashguard How-to DVD with food expert and author Maureen Petrosky (approximately 75 minutes) Instruction book Recipe book with more than 60 recipes
I wanted to replace my 25+ year-old KitchenAid mixer. There was nothing wrong with it, but I had remodeled my kitchen and the color of the old mixer didn't match any of the new appliances. I fully intended to purchase another KitchenAid until I received the issue of Cook's Magazine that included reviews of stand mixers. After considering the magazine's recommendation and doing some additional research, I purchased the 5.5 Quart Cuisinart. I've owned a variety of other Cuisinart products, so figured I couldn't go too wrong! I really enjoy this mixer! I cook/bake a variety of things and from breads to cookies,cakes and fudge, to mashed potatoes and whipped cream, I have had great results. The timer is particularly handy when I'm multi-tasking (holidays!) in the kitchen or if a less experienced cook is doing the work. When I purchased the mixer, I received a coupon for the blender attachment. I rarely use a blender except for frozen margaritas, but it does a great job on them, crushing the ice with no apparent strain on the motor. The "fold" setting is also very handy for those delicate items. I'm not thrilled with the splash guard - I think putting it on and taking it off is awkward - and when it's on, scraping the sides of the bowl is nearly impossible. However, with that said, the mixer is sturdy and unless planned obsolescence is part of Cuisinart's marketing strategy, my mixer will probably be around longer than I!
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Magimix Cuisine Systeme 3150
Magimix Cuisine Systeme 3150 : With the most
powerful, leading-edge motor on the market, this compact
professional food processor has a bowl size to fit any
task at hand. 10"W x 7"D x 14 1/2"H.
Product Features Simple and functional styling looks
great and cleans easy Commercial grade induction motor
is automatically controls power and is more quiet than
other food processors Compact storage feature stores
whisk, discs and main blades Bowls are shatter proof
and dishwasher safe for safety and ease of use Master
blade chops meat, vegetables and vegetables as well as,
blends soups and sauces, mixes cakes, chops ice and nuts
and purees baby food Dough blade kneads your favorite
bread recipes Geared egg whisk lets you make meringues
and whipped cream Slicing and grating discs let you
perform a variety of cutting tasks from slicing cheese
to effortlessly grating chocolate 12 year motor
warranty Made in France Includes Large 12 cup
bowl for large chopping jobs Medium 10 cup bowl for
grating and slicing Small 5 cup bowl for nuts and
garlic Slicing and grating disc Julienne disc
Parmesan/chocolate disc Bakery grade dough blade
Metal blade Egg whisk Spatula Accessory storage
box Recipe book
Great food processor!
PostedOctober 19, 2007
I received my Magimix for Christmas 2006. I LOVE it! Having three different sized bowls is such a benefit on several levels. The first is obvious--no washing inbetween. Another is smallest bowl. It's great for chopping small quantities, for making Hollandaise Sauce or anything else in small amounts. Although I don't have young children, it would probably be excellent for homemade baby food. With large bowls, when one makes small quantities, most of it ends up on the sides of the bowl, or it just doesn't get processed correctly because the blades don't reach it. In addition, the "extras" that you get with it are real bonuses!