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Mixer advice - mine died

chopster13 | Jan 1, 201105:04 AM

I had a crappy West Bend stand mixer that burned out making a big batch of dough last week. I need to get a new mixer but have some questions:

- Since I already have a Cuisinart Food processor with dough blades and all the attachments, do I *need* a stand mixer? I use the CA for bread dough and pasta dough, the mixer for cookies, cakes, frostings...

-I have a stand alone meat grinder, as well as an Italian pasta maker and ravioli press, so no real need for the KA attachments

-My kitchen and storage space is limited, so I'm thinking of getting a KA hand-mixer and just using the CA for the heavy lifting, but don't know if I'm missing something without a stand mixer. I still have the three mixing bowls from the West Bend, which will be handy right?

So - in this situation do you think it's okay to pass on the stand mixer? Are there other hand mixers that you can suggest beyond KA?

Thanks!!

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