Mixing it up in the Kitchen with Kitchenaid

Kitchenaid makes wonderful products and has a rich and interesting history.

Do you have a favorite helper in the kitchen? I do! It’s my beautiful Artisan 5-quart mixer from Kitchenaid!

Kitchenaid makes makes the best stand mixers in the world, and I feel very fortunate that I am able to have one. Not only are they amazing at mixing dough and making pasta, but they have a color to suit every taste! Mine is hot pink, they call it “Raspberry Ice.”


When you get a Kitchenaid mixer, you get more than just a mixer! Here’s what’s in the box:

  • – Stand Mixer
  • – Flat Beater
  • – Dough Hook
  • – Wire Whip
  • – Pouring Shield

These attachments are very useful, the flat beater can turn a baked chicken breast into shredded chicken for BBQ or chicken salad in no time! I use the wire whip to beat cream cheese into cheesecake, and heavy cream into whipped cream. There are a lot of other attachments that you can get, such as the food grinder, ice cream maker, ravioli maker, and many more. These attachments save time as well as money – I will never buy whipped cream in a can again! The whipped cream that you can make with the Kitchenaid is delicious, and has just one ingredient, heavy cream.

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Kitchenaid has been around since 1919, it was started by The Hobart Corporation. These days, however, it’s owned by Whirlpool. Interestingly, when the mixer first came out, it was sold at hardware stores! The mixers were The Hobart Corporation’s sole product for 30 years, but in 1949 they introduced the dishwasher. Following the mixer and the dishwasher came the fridge, in 1986. Since then, of course, they have added many other things to their repertoire, including coffee makers, juicers, blenders, toasters, waffle makers, and so many more.

If you are looking for a great deal on a Kitchenaid product, you should give DealDash a try. They have auctions for Kitchenaid mixers almost daily. In addition to the mixers themselves, they also auction off some of the different attachments from time to time. If you would like to know when DealDash is going to have Kitchenaid products available, just follow this link, and you will be taken to a page with all of the Kitchenaid products. Just click on the auction that you are interested in, then click the blue “Alert Me” button. DealDash will send you an email when that particular product is up for bid. Good luck everyone, and happy bidding!

Written by Dawn Xu, a mom of 2 living in Massachusetts. I love DealDash and YouTube, so I make “Unboxing” videos of my DealDash WINs. If you would like to see one of my DealDash themed videos, clickhere

9 Essential Kitchen Items On DealDash For A Healthier Lifestyle

Everyday thousands of items are listed up for auction on DealDash. Many of the items are unique and there’s 10 full pages listing 60 auctions per page which makes it easy for someone to suddenly find themselves browsing auctions for a half hour or more. To help narrow down the search of what you’re interested in, notice how it’s possible to browse the auctions by categories. One of the most loved auction categories is Kitchen & Appliances. I see no doubt why since after-all…the kitchen is the heart of the home.

Keeping the heart of the home in mind, this post is about essential kitchen items auctioned on DealDash which can help you eat healthier, and a few tips for getting started.

1.    Oster 7-Speed Food Processor / Blender

Blender DealDash
Sold $0.94

Start the day off with a fresh smoothie! One of my favorite smoothie recipes:

  • 1-2 banana(s)
  • 1 cup of chopped frozen mango
  • 1 pear
  • 1 tbl spoon of coconut oil
  • Blend above contents first then add a large handful of spinach (optional but recommended)
Add a little bit of water and a small amount of orange juice if desired and blend. To boost the minerals add one large handful of fresh spinach to make it a bright and delicious green smoothie!

2.   KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor

DealDash KitchenAid
Sold $0.27

Don’t you just love KitchenAid made in the USA! 

Check out how awesome this is for slicing fresh vegetables.


3.   KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker for Most KitchenAid Stand Mixers

icecream maker
Sold $1.00

Homemade ice cream are lower in fat but still rich tasting. Just be reasonable with the sugar. This is a great alternative to cool down without breaking your diet.

4.    Euro Cuisine: Yogurt Maker

dealdash yogurt maker
Sold $0.30

Have you ever made homemade yogurt before? It’s actually super simple and with a yogurt maker like this you can make a variety of health yogurts to quench your appetite. Check out this homemade yogurt recipe by Megan O. Steintrager on Epicurious. 

5.    EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale

digital kitchen scale on DealDash
Set an alert to be notified when this starting.

If you’re being conscious about how much you eat be sure to portion your food properly. This little guy can be very useful in the kitchen to help ensure you’re making just what you need, which in my case helps prevent over eating.

6.   FoodSaver 11-inch Roll for FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer

food saver dealdash
If you don’t win just Buy it Now and get your bids back.

These food savers are great if you don’t like to cook too often and especially when you cook too much food. You can create custom size bags with these for storing frozen vegetables or fruit which can be useful for a quick meal or a nice addition to your morning smoothie.

7.    Ceramic Peeler

Ceramic peeler dealdash
Sold $0.31

Ceramic peelers are great because they will not rust, transfer odor, or brown your food unlike steel. A great addition to soups and smoothies is freshly peeled ginger! Give it a try, you’ll love it!

8.    Glass jar

glass jar on dealdash
Sold for $0.19
Glass packaging is the best protection for your food and drink, because it keeps the good elements inside and keeps them apart from the wrong ones without using additives. This Anchor Hocking 1 Gallon Heritage Hill Glass Jar is 100% waterproof, even gas proof. I don’t know about you but I love to snack so instead of going for a bag of salty chips I keep a glass jar filled with cashews. Cashews are considered a power food and highly nutritious! They’re not only great by themselves but try adding some to your next salad – very nice!

9.    Cooking Utensils

nylon utensil dealdash
Cookware should be designed to allow for easy cleaning. There should be no cracks or rough edges that can trap or hold food or bacteria. When was the last time you inspected your cooking utensils? It’s also good to avoid using metal or hard plastic utensils on cookware so go for something like this Zeroll Ussentials Nylon Spatula. Bamboo is another good alternative.

Final Thoughts

Eating healthy can be challenging but fun and easy too; especially if you have the right tools in your heart of the home. I challenge you to pick up a new healthy recipe or new food whenever you shop. If you have a great healthy recipe which can be used with any of the above mentioned kitchen items please post it in the comment section below!