Giveaway: KitchenAid 7-Quart Stand Mixer

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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. Really love baking sweet things like cookies or cake. Just smelling that is the best!
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  2. I love to bake holiday cookies!
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    Kristin F. says:

    OMG. I love baking pumpkin bread, chocolate chip cookies, and carrot cake!

  4. I love baking apple crisp! It is the perfect fall and winter dessert, especially with ice cream!

  5. I like Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Facebook.

  6. I like Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Facebook! :)

  7. I love to bake bubble bread!!!

  8. I looooove to bake muffins ^_^ Always a bit hit in my house!
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  9. My favorite thing to bake is my Grandma’s recipes for German Christmas cookies!
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  10. I like to bake zucchini bread!

  11. I love to bake cookies, any kind. The three most baked cookies in this house are chocolate chip, sugar, and oatmeal.
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  12. I follow Simple Mom on Twitter now. Thanks!
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  13. My favourite thing to bake is bread – the smell is just wonderful.

  14. I follow Simple Mom on FB.
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  15. I bake fry bread!

  16. Chocolate Chip Cookies are a staple in our house…therefore our favorite thing to bake. Whoohooo! Thank you for posting this…what fun for the winner!

  17. avatar
    Liz Henry says:

    Anything my kids help with!

  18. Thankyou for hosting this excellent and generous giveaway! I love to bake, and my favorite thing to make is dinner rolls.

  19. I love to bake cookies!

  20. avatar
    Lenda Humphrey says:

    I love baking gluten free chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting! I’m not very good at this gluten free thing but my kids don’t know any better and I keep practicing new recipes! I can normally get the cupcakes just right!

  21. avatar
    Laura Chuang says:

    I lov
    e to make sourdough bread. :)

  22. avatar
    Amber Barrera says:

    I love to bake cookies because I can get my 3 year old involved. He is so proud of himself for helping but not nearly as proud as I am of him!

  23. i love to bake bundts!

  24. avatar
    Lindsay R says:

    My favorite thing to bake is sugar cookies for Holidays!

  25. avatar
    Heather Neary says:

    I love to bake cakes, cookies, breads, really anything! This mixer would be amazing!!!!!

  26. I follow SimpleMom and KitchenAid on Twitter and tweeted this giveaway!
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  27. I follow simple mom and kitchen aid on FB!

  28. avatar
    Anita Koller says:

    My daughter loves to bake.

  29. i like simple mom and kitchenAid on fb!

  30. avatar
    Lindsay R says:

    I liked you both on facebook! Thanks for the chance to win an amazing mixer….my husband is actually dreaming of getting one!

  31. My favourite thing to bake is bread. Rosemary bread is my favourite; what a wonderful smell!

  32. avatar
    Liz Henry says:

    I already like Simple Mom on FB :).

  33. I love to bake cookies!

  34. Hands down muffins. Love them.

  35. avatar
    Amber Barrera says:

    I just “liked” KitchenAid on facebook & I have of course “liked” SimpleMom on facebook for awhile now!

  36. I love to make cookies, cakes & breads! Pick me please!!!!!

  37. Like both on FB as well.

  38. tweeted and liked!

  39. I like and follow SimpleMom and KitchenAid on Facebook!!
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  40. avatar
    Katharina says:

    I love to bake Pulla it’s a Finnish cardamom coffee bread.

  41. avatar
    Dyan Osborne says:

    My favorite thing to bake is cookies. I would sure love to bake 4 dozen cookies with this mixer!

  42. Cake! Any kind of cake. It doesn’t matter.

  43. I love to bake cookies and breads with my kids!

  44. Love baking bread, cookies, cakes, muffins…okay, just about anything!

  45. Liked both Kitchenaid and Simple Mom on Facebook.

  46. I love to bake…and decorate…and eat…cake!

  47. avatar
    Heather Neary says:

    I liked kitchen aid on fb, already like you and I already follow you on twitter :)

  48. I already like Simple Mom on Facebook, and now I like KitchenAid too.

  49. I love to make cookies and am dying to get my hands on one of these!!!

  50. Love to bake chocolate cake =)

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    Heather Neary says:

    Love to bake cookies and cakes and things for my kids! this Oder would be amazing!!!!!

  52. I love to bake cookies, banana bread and cheesecakes…and really anything yummy. I just love to bake!

  53. I follow Simple Mom and Kitchen Aid on FB

  54. avatar
    Dyan Osborne says:

    I’ve already liked Simple Mom a LONG time ago but I did just like KitchenAid.

  55. Like both of you guys on fb.
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  56. Cookies!!!
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  57. I love to make cakes!

  58. My fave thing to bake is fresh from scratch warm chocolate chip cookies, with all the extras I like to put in! Yum.

  59. I love to bake the world’s best thick sugar cookies!

  60. I liked both on Facebook!

  61. My favorite thing to bake these days is gf bread. GF Cupcakes are a close second though..

  62. …and I’ve liked you and KitchenAid on Facebook! :)

  63. I love to bake CHEESECAKE!!

  64. avatar
    Lisa Langley says:

    I love to bake anything! I think my favorite is cheesecakes and different flavored breads and muffins. But, regular cakes can be fun too!

  65. I like Simple Mom and Kitchen Aid on FB!!!

  66. My favorite thing to bake is bread, but Toll House cookies are a close second
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  67. I tweeted!
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  68. avatar
    patty-leigh says:

    ooh la la! chocolate chip cookies… no, no wait! you didn’t say “…sweet thing…” so it must be bread. just fresh homemade bread. =)

  69. I have “liked”. Simple Mom &
    Kitchen Aid on Facebook.

  70. I like baking banana bread and oatmeal cookies!!!

  71. I already like Simple Mom on facebook and now I like KitchenAid also. Thanks for doing this giveaway! :)

  72. avatar
    patty-leigh says:

    liked on fb too…

  73. Soo hard to pick just one, I love baking full stop! But if I had to pick just one I would say lemon meringue pie.. Mmmmm!

  74. avatar
    Lisa Langley says:

    I’ve liked you for awhile now on FB, but I like KitchenAid now too! :) TY!

  75. Oh my goodness, I would be SOOOOOOOO excited to win this! I love to bake cheesecake, and this would make it a much more enjoyable process!! :)

  76. I have “liked” kitchen aid & simple mom on Facebook.

  77. We’re gluten-free, so we bake a LOT! I love to bake muffins and banana bread, and cupcakes.
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  78. I liked KitchenAid’s page on fb!

  79. My favorite thing to bake is homemade bread, archerfriendly of course. :)
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  80. I like Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Facebook. :)

  81. I already like Simple Mom’s page on fb!

  82. I like both simple mom and kitchenaid on Facebook!

  83. I don’t have a favorite thing to bake. I just love making anything and everything cute and yummy. If it’ll make someone happy, I love to bake it!
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  84. oooh! my favorite thing to bake has got to be oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. actually, i prefer to NOT bake it. a few lumps go in the oven for my husband’s sake ;o)
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  85. I also liked and tweeted!

  86. i love to bake bread! :)
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  87. cinnamon rolls! would love to win this. :)

  88. I love to bake bread!!! Yummy! Think I’ll do that tomorrow come to think of it!

  89. I love to bake anything lol all my friends love it when I come over because I almost always bring a goody with me (their favorites are my cheesecakes and meringue pies) so a mixer like this would be a HUGE help and lets just be honest its a GREAT mixer!

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    Tiffany M. says:

    What a great giveaway! I like to bake cookies, cakes, breads…pretty much anything…..in a flurry (like most) of baking for the holidays right now!

  91. I’m already a huge fan of Simple Mom on facebook but I did go like kitchen Aid as well surprised I hadn’t before now!

  92. avatar
    Cluttered Mama says:

    I love making pies!!

    When I bake, I use my harvest gold, hand-me-down kitchenaid stand-mixer that my aunt & uncle won at some point in the 70s.
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    Tiffany M. says:

    I just liked KitchenAid on FB….already a follower of Simple Mom on FB. Thanks again for this giveaway :)

  94. i tweeted!
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  95. and i like you both on fb! (what’s not to like? ;o) )
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  96. Cookies!
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  97. I love baking my husband’s Grandma’s cereal cookies. She can’t bake any longer and so whenever we see her and Grandpa I make sure to have a batch of cookies ready for him. We also used her recipe for cookies as a favors for our wedding. My mom and I started baking 3 months before the wedding a freezing them. I think we made close to 3000 cookies. Something this big would have been nice!

  98. avatar
    Kimberly B says:

    i love to bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and fresh italian bread!

  99. avatar
    Lauren Kappel says:

    Cookies (& brownies)…

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