Favorite Things, Day 7: Simple Improvements

During  the month of December,  I am setting a goal to post each day with one  of my favorite  somethings. It could be a favorite food, a favorite  thing, a favorite  person, a favorite blog, a favorite handmade thing, a  favorite place...  really a favorite any and everything!   Join me as I review my favorites during December 2010! I'd love to read about your favorites too!

Don't you love it when something that you already thought was wonderful gets a tweak that makes it even better? That's how I feel about my Kitchenaid Mixer. My wonderful in-laws purchased it for me as a Christmas gift a few years ago, and I have used it non-stop. I honestly don't know how I managed to do the amount of cooking I used to do, without it. (For the record, I'm confident that my friends and family love it too - without  it they wouldn't get as much of the yummy food that they get now!)

With it, I don't have to stand around holding a hand mixer - I can be far more productive. Thanks to the attachments, several of my bread recipes can be machine kneaded rather than hand kneaded (HOOORAY for my hands!). Frosting's can be creamed and whipped in (what seems like) no time at all. I really do love my stand mixer.

As wonderful as it is, I found something that makes using it even easier. Really, it's a simple improvement, but man does it make using it so very much easier. The improvement, was to add scrapers to the side of the beater so that the bowl is literally scraped as it is beating/stirring. They call it the Beater Blade. LOVE it!

I recently discovered another improvement that kicks this one up a notch! It's a scraper beater with several scrapers on it. Brilliant idea, Watson! It's being added to my Christmas Wish List for sure!

Check out this wisk improvement. How clever! Another thing for my wish list for sure!

Do you have any tools that make your life easier?

Don't forget! There's still time to enter my giveaway!


jackie said...

I may have to ask for both of your Kitchen Aid attachments from Mr.Claus this year. Thanks for letting us all know about them. I have had my Kitchen Aid for probably 28 years and I still love it. I use my portable kitchen aid more often.............but when I do a lot of baking I bring out the big daddy.........Thanks!

HI! I'm Tabitha said...

love my kitchenaide too