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. tweeted and facebooked!

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    Kimberly B says:

    i like kitchen aid on facebook and of course, i already like simple mom!!!

  3. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with GF baked goods. My favorite? GF Graham crackers. Either those, or cheesecake. But then, I use the crackers for that as well. So that.

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    Laura Lynch says:

    I love baking rosemary chocolate chip shortbread cookies, they’re so yummy!

    lmlynch2 at gmail dot com

  5. Tweeted and FB’ed as well!

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    Karen Keyes says:

    I love baking most anything, but my favorite was the chocolate raspberry cake I made for my daughter in law’s birthday. My son commented that I was like a chocolatier it smelled so good in my home! It was so fun to make because it was my first time trying something like that. Raspberry filling and chocolate frosting.

  7. My favorite thing to make/bake is cut-out cookies!

    And I “like” Kitchenaid on FB (I already “liked” SimpleMom, of course.)
    Amy (One Day Closer)´s latest post: The North wind doth blow

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    Melody Johnston says:

    I like to bake and give away Biscotti.

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    Jannet Lewis says:

    My husband and I just had an “Angels Amongst Us” moment tonight. The holidays have been so difficult for us this year with having lost so many loved ones recently. He had asked me to find his grandmother’s recipe for her much loved oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. However, our family recipe box was long lost in a move two years ago. Tonight, I opened a pantry cabinet and there was the recipe card propped up at eye level hand-written in grandma’s own writing. Needless to say, we both cried! I would love to make those cookies for him in the new Kitchen Aid mixer!! :-)

    • Jannet I’m so happy you found that card :D the holidays here have been tearful as well my husband lost both of his parents this year and of course the holidays were always a big deal at his home. He’s only 32 and going through this just breaks my heart. I hope you guys have a very happy holiday season and try to remember all the good times as well as the memories.

  10. I love to bake pies! Especially key line. But I really want to win this for my husband who has been asking for a Kitchen Aid for years!

    Pretty please!

  11. Well, I love to cook and it shows!!! One of my fave things is making bread. Any kind.

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    Laura Lynch says:

    i also like both of you on fb

    lmlynch2 at gmail dot com

  13. Okay hope I figured out how to tweet properly! Following KitchenAid and Simple Mom :D also posted a tweet and didn’t just copy and paste the example (not completely anyways :D) Good luck everyone :D

  14. I like to bake my Go To muffins.

    I have wanted a KitchenAid for years and years and years…it’s been on my Christmas list for years and years and years

    Here’s hoping

    Sarah
    Sarah { a b e a c h c o t t a g e }´s latest post: Beach Cottage Coastal Christmas ~ 5 Tips for Christmas Beach Decor

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    Jannet Lewis says:

    I have already “Liked” Simple Mom & KitchenAid on Facebook!! :-)

  16. My favorite thing to bake (and eat) is brownies!

  17. I LOVE making brownies!
    Sara Shay´s latest post: Intentional Celebration Advent Week 1

  18. My boys love when I make cookies and chocolate chip banana bread. It be much easier with a Kitchen Aid!

  19. I love to bake muffins and quick breads for my family for breakfast and snacks. So quick!! Love Kitchenaid!!

  20. Followed and tweeted http://t.co/fbsDli0D
    @YrThrivinFamily
    Sara Shay´s latest post: Intentional Celebration Advent Week 1

  21. I liked Kitchen Aid on Facebook and already like Simple Mom! THanks :)

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    Kate Tucker says:

    Gingerbread cookies with my special four year old daughter. She loves to bake, and it’s such a fun creative time for us both.

  23. I like to bake bread.

  24. FB liked! But I already liked and followed you :)
    Sara Shay´s latest post: Intentional Celebration Advent Week 1

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    Delores Dang says:

    My favorite thing to bake is a white chocolate coconut cake

  26. Also, I already liked Simple Mom and now I like Kitchenaid

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    Delores Dang says:

    I already like Simple Mom on Facebook

  28. Love to bake chocolate chip cookies. Not the most glamorous thing but the fav in this house!
    Jenni C.´s latest post: Paleo for PCOS (and more!)

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    Delores Dang says:

    I already like Kitchen Aid on Facebook

  30. I love to bake pizzas!

  31. I like You and Kitchen Aid on Facebook

  32. I absolutely love to bake bread. Any bread and all bread. =)

  33. I already liked you and now I have liked Kitchen Aid!
    Jenni C.´s latest post: Paleo for PCOS (and more!)

  34. Pecan pie or pecan pie bars . . . notice the theme?

  35. I like kitchen aid and simple mom-of course!

  36. I love to bake cheesecake.

  37. I love baking cookies, especially chocolate chip. But since its Christmas time, sugar cookies are in order.

    What a fabulous giveaway!!

  38. I don’t bake, but my wife does, and she wants this mixer.

  39. I “liked” Kitchen Aid and Simple Mom on Facebook too!

  40. I liked Kitchen Aid and Simple Mom on FB.

  41. I love to bake bread. Who cares about the carbs! ;-)
    Shannon @ AnchorMommy´s latest post: Wild Rice Quinoa Pilaf with Celery, Pear and Walnuts

  42. I love to bake cakes and pies… and gooey choc chip cookies :P

  43. My favorite thing to bake is brownies! It’s also my favorite to eat. ;)

  44. I posted the giveaway on my facebook page, liked Kitchen Aid and I have already liked you.

  45. I ‘like’ Simple Mom and KitchenAid on facebook.

  46. I tweeted and followed @KitchenAid on Twitter! (I already follow @SimpleMom)
    Shannon @ AnchorMommy´s latest post: Wild Rice Quinoa Pilaf with Celery, Pear and Walnuts

  47. I also “liked” KitchenAid on Facebook. (I already “like” Simple Mom)

  48. Holiday cookies!

  49. I love to bake, and eat, just about anything! I do love cookie dough though.

  50. Cookies. I love nothing more than to make cookies!

  51. I love to bake cookies with my boys.

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    Rebecca Day-Rodriguez says:

    My favorite item to bake is a yellow cake with vanilla bean cream cheese frosting.

  53. I love to bake pumpkin bread and cinnamon rolls. Both smell so yummy!

  54. I like Simple Mom on FB and now I like Kitchen Aid, too.

  55. My favorite thing to bake bread and cookies! It’s my way of destressing!

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    Rebecca Day-Rodriguez says:

    I “liked” KitchenAid and Simple Mom on Facebook.

  57. I “Liked” kitchenaid on FB!

  58. I like to make banana bread for my grandson!

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    Jo Kitchen says:

    Cookies, cookies, cookies;)

  60. My favorite thing to bake is coffee cake. Or a chocolate cake!

  61. Whoa, 7 quarts. That’s pretty darned impressive. I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is without fail, a favorite around here but the mix is so large, it breaks spoons! This mixer would be perfect!

  62. I love to bake my “famous” brownies (they rock!)
    Deb´s latest post: You’ve come a long way baby

  63. I like both you and kitchen aid on facebook!
    Deb´s latest post: You’ve come a long way baby

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    Mary Littleton says:

    I love to bake cookies, cakes, breads and pies. Chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite, but we tend to add a twist to all of our recipes. My Kitchen-Aid is over 25 years old and belonged to my father. My daughters and I have enjoyed using it to make cookies and home made gifts for people. My oldest daughter is notorious for ensuring the mailman/lady have cookies, especially when it’s cold outside. A new kitchen aid mixer would be a great addition to our family – especially since my daughter plans to move out soon. Then, she can continue to bless people with home made goodies!

  65. I love to bake every variety of gooey butter cake (and SCONES….mmm) that I can dream up.
    Chely Roach´s latest post: Über Horrific Idea #1

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    Jo Kitchen says:

    I already “like” you on Facebook and now “like” KitchenAid. Thanks for the opportunity.

  67. What an amazing giveaway!! It is sooo pretty!
    My favourite thing to bake is simple butter biscuits. They go so well with a cup of strong tea :)

  68. I love to bake mini cheesecakes and banana bread!

  69. I would love to win this- tried to buy one on Amazon through a lightning deal, but my husband’s fingers weren’t fast enough! My favourite thing to bake is a toss up between brownies and naan bread (what a random combo!)

  70. I liked both Facebook pages and tweeted about the giveaway. Happy holidays!
    Kirsten L´s latest post: NEW FAVOURITE POTATO WEDGES

  71. I ‘like’ you and KitchenAid on facebook. :)

  72. I like Simple Mom and KitchenAid on FB.
    Chely Roach´s latest post: Über Horrific Idea #1

  73. Just ‘liked’ on fbook for an extra entry

  74. I love to make chocolate chip cookies! I love to bake anything really but chocolate chip cookies are my favorite.

  75. WE LOVE TO BAKE and i really really want this mixer!!! we bake cookies, breads, cakes, etc…

  76. you all are liked on facebook

  77. Brownies! cookies! Banana bread! I love baking (cooking, not so much).

  78. i like to bake bread. please pick me!!!

  79. I love to bake bread for my family…the last batch I made, yesterday, started creeping up into the part of my KitchenAid where the dough hook attaches. Needless to say, I need a bigger mixer! ;-)
    Sandra´s latest post: "Treasure"…Overused, but the Only Term Sufficient

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    Mary Littleton says:

    I clicked “like” on FB for Simple Mom and KitchenAid. Love both! : )

  81. i like to bake zucchini bread

  82. I love, love, love baking cookies!!! Chocolate chip, cherry, oatmeal are my current favor but I am not picky. :)

  83. Oh, and I like Simple Mom and Kitchenaid on Facebook. :)

  84. I love making homemade pizza and cinnamon rolls.

  85. i like to bake for others… always trying new things!

  86. Bread! Cookies! Cake! Love to bake more with a stand mixer !

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    Megan Hamilton says:

    Chocolate Chip Cookies, any & everyday of the week! :)

  88. My favorite recipe to make during the holidays is my husband’s grandmother’s pie dough cookies. They are delicious! Our whole family gathers together to decorate the cookies every year. Precious memories!

  89. I follow Simple Mom on FB.

  90. I now follow Kitchen Aid on FB. What an awesome mixer!

  91. I love to bake Christmas cookies!

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    BellinghamGirl says:

    I like to bake bread with my kiddo…banana is probably our favorite.

  93. If you look at my website, you’ll see I love incorporating food into my projects (I’m a graphic design student). Anyways, I love incorporating food because it’s the one thing that keeps me calm during stressful days. There are days when I don’t even want to eat (or I’ve already eaten) and I’ll make something for my four roommates because I need to take a break.

    In any case, I love making things like crepes and whipped cream to go on my crepes – so delicious! But you don’t bake crepes, so if I had to go with something I love to BAKE specifically, I would probably side with (grandma knows best) my grandma’s home made pumpkin pie. Mmmm!

  94. I like to bake peanut butter cookies.

  95. I LIKE Simple Mom and KitchenAid on FB. I don’t twitter either, isn’t that nutso? I don’t have a daughter but I would name her after you if I had one! : )

  96. I love to bake pretzels!

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    Kristin Lambert says:

    I love to bake chocolate spelt cake with homemade coconut pecan frosting. Yummy! :)

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    Kristin Lambert says:

    I follow Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Twitter. Tweeted the giveaway too.

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    Kristin Lambert says:

    I like Simple Mom and KitchenAid on Facebook.

  100. Anything sweet, but especially brownies!