death of the mixer

It’s a sad, sad day in the VH Kitchen…

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My KitchenAid mixer has officially died.  It’s been on it’s last leg for awhile now, making crunching noises every time I would turn it on to whip up a batch of cookies.  However, I’ve been in denial ever since the motor started puttering out on me.  I didn’t want to admit that my favorite kitchen appliance was about to go ka-put.

Last night, I was mixing up some of Mama Pea’s famous peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough balls to take as a thank you to my OB’s office for taking care of the 3 of us for the past 10 months. 

Things started off just fine – butter, sugars, and peanut butter in the bowl ready to mix.  I flipped on my beloved mixer and started to mix.  Once things got a little mixed, I went to turn up the speed and… nothing.  One speed.  And that one speed kept getting slower… and slower… and slower.  Until eventually, nothing.

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I shed a little tear for my beloved blender and then wallowed my sorrows in a Fritz’s concrete.

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Pumpkin + brownie bites mixed in their delicious vanilla.  The brownie bites didn’t do much for me flavor wise, but provided a great textural element.  I think it needed either more of a chocolate flavor or some peanut butter mixed in.  That would have made it.

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It’s just too bad it didn’t fix my mixer problems…

Anyone else have the same issue with their mixer?  I’ve only had my mixer 5 years and haven’t used it that much that would make it die so soon.  So very sad…   

  • I’d contact Kitchen Aid? Their mixers are expensive because they are made to last forever. I love mine, and if it died after only 5 years of minimal use, I’d be so upset!
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  • Don’t those things have a lifetime warranty or something? I thought that was part of justifying their expense. Mine makes weird noises sometimes and I get scared it’s going to die…so far, so good though.
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  • Dana

    I agree with Brittany and Heather… you should definitely contact Kitchen Aid. I know someone who’s had a KA mixer for 25 years and it still works well so only 5 years is terrible!
    Hope you get it back up and running soon… gotta finish those dough balls! 🙂

  • Tricia

    Oh no! I would definitely contact KitchenAid. Is yours an Artisan? When I was researching all the different models I found out that the Artisan has a plastic gear piece that’s designed to strip to save the motor. Maybe it started to strip at some point and now it’s done?

  • I came here to tell you to contact Kitchenaid. Those are supposed to last forever. Good luck!
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  • Jen

    Yes, call KitchenAid! Those things are SO pricey. We’ve had ours a little over 4 years and haven’t had any issues. So sorry 🙁
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  • oh no!! 🙁 i’d be soooooo sad if my mixer died! i hope you can get it taken care of without needing to get a new one!
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  • Susan

    I am shocked as well. I thought they were supposed to last forever! I have not bought one (because of my small kitchen), but this makes me sad.:(

  • That bowl of deliciousness would have fixed my mixer problems. 😉
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  • I actually don’t have a KitchenAid mixer but I have wanted one for years. So I can only imagine how it must feel to lose one 🙁
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