Don’t tell my KitchenAid Mixer, but I think we might be breaking up.
We’ve had a good run, but a handsome stranger just strolled into my kitchen, and I think it’s love at first sight.
Allow me to introduce you to the Breville Scraper Mixer Pro. The good folks at Breville were kind enough to give me one of these little powerhouses to test out.
They were also kind enough to donate one to giveaway to one lucky reader (retail value ~$299)! (I know, right??)
Read on for how to enter.
So the Breville Scraper Mixer Pro is this beast:
This mixer has some serious power (550 watts), and comes with a built-in timer and good size mixing bowl (it will hold about 6 cups of flour). It’s smooth and didn’t rock on me at all, even with stiff bread dough.
What’s in the Breville mixer box
I think the peeps at Nasa helped pack this little guy. Take a peek.
It comes with a dough hook, spatula, plus a splash shield (awesome for keeping flour from flying all over) and two different beaters.
The beaters are heavy and solid. The one with the silicone scraper is specifically molded to the bowl, so it gets every little bit on the inside. (No more bits of unmixed dry ingredients at the bottom of the batter, love it!)
And if you ever lose a hand in the line of duty in the kitchen, well…
I was wondering where the whisk attachment was, but found it nestled safely inside the mixing bowl.
How it works
I know most of you guys are pretty familiar with the basics of a stand mixer. Here are a few things to note. The bowl screws onto the base.
There’s a release button to tilt up the head.
All of this is great, but it’s the business below that put me over the edge. The dial is solid and the level markings should be really helpful for a beginning baker.
I love the timer at the bottom. You can set it to count down, like a regular timer. You can also set it to count UP, so you can get an accurate time when you’re developing a recipe. Very, very helpful. Sure, I could use a regular kitchen timer or my iPhone, but I really appreciate having everything all built into one machine.
You can also use the Pause function to pause the whole business (mixer + timer) if you need to inspect your batter or whatever.
Want more detail? Read more about the mixer here.
Think you might want one of your very own? Enter for a chance to win below!
How to enter
To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post answering the following question:
What’s your favorite holiday baked good? (Homemade or not, doesn’t matter. And if you’ve got a good story about it, lay it on us!)
Thatâ€™s it. (No really, thatâ€™s it.)
- You must enter a valid e-mail address on the comment form. (Thatâ€™s how weâ€™ll contact you if you win.)
- Only one entry per person.
- This contest is open to U.S. residents only.
- Deadline for entries is Midnight (EST) on Friday, September 21, 2012.
One winner will be chosen on Sunday, September 23 by random number generator and notified by e-mail. The winner will receive one Breville Scraper Mixer Pro (retail value ~$299), shipped directly to them by Breville.