Giveaway: KitchenAid 7-Quart Stand Mixer

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by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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To the one lucky winner of today’s Home for the Holidays giveaway: I understand if you may want to name your next child after me. Just remember the lack of vowel can trip people—it’s pronounced like “Tish.”

Oh yes, indeed. Today I’m not just giving away a KitchenAid mixer—I’m giving away a 7-Quart Bowl-Lift Residential Stand Mixer. SEVEN.

It’s so big, the arm at the top doesn’t even lift—the bowl itself does. This mixer belongs in a professional restaurant kitchen. But guess what? Instead, it’s going to one of YOUR kitchens.

Valued at $900, this mixer will stay in your family for generations. You’ll be making Christmas cookies with your children, your children’s children, your children’s children’s… well, you get the idea. KitchenAid mixers are built to last—it’s THE reliable brand for quality stand mixers.

Mine is quietly sitting on my counter right now, and I just like to stare at it. It’s gorgeous. Learn more about KitchenAid and how to win this beauty.

Needless to say, I was more than happy to test out my new mixer for this post. I started with Aimée’s shortbread recipe.

Perfection.

As mentioned in the included user guide, this KitchenAid mixer mixes faster and more thoroughly than standard mixers, so the mixing time in most recipes will need to be adjusted to avoid overbeating. It says that cakes will probably take half as long. Goodness.

It’s also their quietest model to date.

Included are the 11-wire Elliptical Whip, coated metal Flat Beater, Power Knead Dough Hook, and a Pouring Shield. The polished stainless steel bowl is also equipped with a sturdy handle, as it should—the thing can hold 8.5 pounds of mashed potatoes, 8.5 loaves of bread, or 14 dozen cookies.

So, you know, if you were ever in the mood to bake a little something.

I whipped up four dozen cookies in this bowl. Look how much room there is. And yes, that’s Finn’s hand—he was “helping.”

KitchenAid (the company) started with their legendary mixer back in 1919. Since then, they’ve built an entire kitchen’s worth of products, all known for quality craftsmanship. When it comes to appliances I want to last a long time, I buy for the brand. Is there really another mixer that can compare to KitchenAid’s?

One Simple Mom reader will win a  7-Quart Bowl-Lift Residential Stand Mixer from KitchenAid in your choice of colors—candy apple red, medallion silver, black storm, or white.

How to win

Everyone has three chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What’s your favorite thing to bake? (If you’re reading this via email, you must click over to the post to comment.)

2. For an extra entry, follow both Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Twitter, and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure you include both our Twitter handles and this post’s URL. Your tweet can be something like this:

Win a 7-quart stand mixer from @KitchenAidUSA on @SimpleMom! http://lvsm.pl/uggc9r #Christmas #giveaway

3. For an additional extra entry, you may also ‘like’ KitchenAid and Simple Mom on Facebook—then come back and leave an additional comment to tell me you’ve done so. (You don’t need to leave an additional comment on Facebook.)

This giveaway will end tomorrow, Saturday, December 3 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win!  We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

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  1. avatar
    Kelli Shaughnessy says:

    I love to bake (and eat) banana bread!

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    Melissa Collins says:

    I love to bake cookies and banana bread! I would be able to bake more often if I had a stand mixer! Yippy!

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    Melissa Collins says:

    I also liked Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Facebook!

  4. I like to make cut out cookies.

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    KitterLee says:

    I love baking a lot of things… but my favorite to eat is chocolate chip cookies!

  6. I love baking sugar cookies. That’s my favorite.

  7. I like YOU and KITCHEN AID on Facebook. Yay!

  8. Bread. It’s my committement this year to bake all our bread.

  9. I love to bake cookies! Would love to win this!

  10. Definitely cookies!

  11. I love to bake cookies. I’ve been wanting to bake my way through Martha’s cookie cookbook for some time now. This mixer sure would come in handy for that! :-)

  12. Liked simplemom and kitchenaid on facebook.

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    stephanie says:

    cinnamon rolls… any kind of bread, really… such yummy smells!

  14. I already like you on FB … and now I like KitchenAid as well. Thank you!

  15. I love to bake my mom’s famous Chocolate Chip Cookies. They have a secret ingredient that keeps them so soft!!

  16. I love to make my aunt’s Betty Crocker inspired Chocolate Chip Cookies. And if I win, I am SO giving this to her! She has a “side” baking business and this would just blow her socks off!

  17. Liked kitchenaid and simple mom on Facebook.

  18. Pretzels, brownies, pies… and all the other delicious baked goods.

  19. avatar
    stephanie says:

    Following Simple Mom and Kitchen Aid… and I tweeted about it!

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    Celina Green says:

    I love baking cookies!!!

  21. Wow, thanks for such a generous giveaway opportunity!
    I, too, love baking cookies! I’d love a powerful mixer that could do so much more as well, but it would definitely be mixing up tons of cookie dough!! :-)

  22. I’m already a fan of yours on Facebook, but now I like KitchenAid, too!

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    stephanie says:

    Liked Kitchen Aid on FB… already liked Simple Mom!

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    Christina says:

    I like to bake anything with pumpkin!

  25. My favorite thing to bake is Pumpkin Chip Muffins! We make them all year, not just in the fall.

  26. Following both you and KitchenAid on Twitter

    Tweet! Tweet!
    https://twitter.com/#!/lindseyfoj/status/142486859661058048

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    Christina says:

    I also like SimpleMom and KitchenAid on Facebook!

  28. Whoa boy. . . I just baked choc. chip cookies, but my all time favorite baking is apple cookies. :)

    • lately I’ve been learning to bake using non-sugar sweeteners like stevia, erithritol and xylitol. my favorites so far are mexican wedding cookies and cheesecake with an almond-meal/brownie crust

  29. I love baking bread. It smells so homey as it’s baking.

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    Celina Green says:

    I followed (on twitter) and tweeted!!!

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    Amberly w says:

    Chocolate chip cookies.

  32. My girls and I love to bake cookies!

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    Amberly w says:

    I like you both on fb

  34. My favorite thing to bake is… something I haven’t tried before :) Seriously – I love trying new recipes and I don’t think I have a favorite baked thing.

  35. My favorite thing to bake is a gluten free banana-berry muffins.

  36. I like both KitchenAid and SimpleMom on Facebook.

  37. Pie!

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    Christina says:

    And I tweeted!

  39. I follow KitchenAid and SimpleMom on Twitter. Here’s my tweet

    https://twitter.com/#!/theviewfrom5ft5/status/142488251880570880

  40. My favorite thing to bake is gluten free bread! MMM.

  41. I like both KitchenAid and SimpleMom on FB

  42. My favorite thing to bake is oatmeal-cranberry-chocolate chip cookies!

  43. I don’t bake a lot, but when I do, it’s usually cookies or muffins! This mixer would help me make much more! :)

  44. 14.5 dozen cookies, of course!

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    Christine says:

    Favorite thing to bake is muffins and bread. the kids love the muffins, I love the bread.

  46. Chocolate chip cookies. Have been since the 7th grade.

  47. Our family favorite is oatmeal chocolate chip cookies – Yum!

  48. I love to make Banana bread with my little baby :)

  49. My favorite thing to bake is cheesecake!

  50. My favorite thing to bake is pies… pumpkin pie is the best!

  51. My favorite thing to bake: cookies

  52. I liked both Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Facebook!

  53. Orange slice cookies are my very favorite thing to bake!

  54. I agree with Melissa, what an awesome giveaway :) That mixer would make a lot of my favorite giant ginger cookies!

  55. I am following you and KitchenAid on twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/rusthawk/status/142490127921446912

  56. Right now, pumpkin chocolate chip bread! Thanks for the giveaway! It would be SO awesome to win this mixer :)

  57. Love making monster cookies!

  58. I love to bake chocolate chip cookies. I have spent the last few years tweaking my recipe and make them by heart now.

  59. I am a current follower of both you and KitchenAid on facebook (Rust Hawk). Thank you!!

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    Erin Dawson says:

    I love baking my grandmothers germanle cake. So delicious!

  61. I love baking a special batch (or ten) of my friend’s amazing chocolate chip cookies. They have a secret ingredient that makes them incredible, really. No, I can’t share or it won’t be a secret. OK fine, it’s dry vanilla pudding!! Try it!!

  62. My favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip cookies. And may I say that mixer is gorgeous!

  63. I love to make orange cake – it is my family’s favourite!

  64. Cookies on Sunday with my kids!

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    Erin Dawson says:

    I have like Simple Mom and Kitchenaide on Facebook!

  66. I liked you and kitchen aid on facebook!!

  67. Scones. Simple to throw together, deliciously dense, and perfect with a cup of coffee.

  68. I love to make (not technically bake) marshmallows. Add some peppermint candies to them and yum!

  69. i like Simple Mom and Kitchen Aid on FB.

  70. ooooh yum! LOVE this prize! I most love to bake my kids’ birthday cakes 😉

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    Tia Monkemeier says:

    I love to bake gingersnaps and pies…especially this time of year.

  72. I like both KitchenAid and SimpleMom on Facebook.

  73. I like Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Facebook!

  74. I follow both KitchenAid and SimpleMom on Twitter and I tweeted this giveaway :)

  75. i have tweeted

  76. Yay KitchenAid! That is an awesome mixer!!! One of my favorite things to bake is pumpkin bread.

  77. I “liked” both of y’all on facebook.

  78. Honestly, my favorite thing to bake lately is oatmeal! But this mixer would definitely help change things around here…looks inspiring!

  79. Plus I tweeted! Though I have no idea how to link to a single tweet…

  80. I love to bake chocolate chip cookies!

  81. I love to bake biscotti with my daughter (she calls them ‘cookie sticks’).

  82. I followed KitchenAid on Twitter.

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    Tia Monkemeier says:

    I like both KitchenAid and SimpleMom on facebook.

  84. What’s your favorite thing to bake? My favorite thing to bake is currently bagels…so easy it’s silly, and so good!

  85. I liked KitchenAid on Facebook.

  86. I liked Simple Mom on Facebook.

  87. I LOVE to bake chocolate chip cookies. So simple, but my family loves them!

  88. I love to make bread. There’s something so therapeutic about it.

  89. I’m going to have to go with Pizza as my favorite thing to bake. It used to be brownies / cookies, but just haven’t had as much of a sweet tooth lately.

  90. I like both SimpleMom and Kitchenaid on Facebook.

  91. I also Like both Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Facebook (Alisha Johnson)

  92. Oh, wow! My favorite things to bake are quick breads – pumpkin, cranberry nut, banana.

  93. I liked Simple Mom and Kitchen Aid on facebook :)

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    Shelly :) says:

    My favorite thing to bake is my great-grandmother’s peanut butter cookie recipe. :)

  95. I followed and tweeted about the giveaway! http://www.twitter.com/heatherrrae

  96. Favorite thing to bake is blueberry banana scones – yum!

  97. And I ‘liked’ both SimpleMom and KitchenAid on facebook!!