Look; if you’ve been hanging around here for any length of time at all, you already know that I am all about the Kitchenaid stand mixer. It’s the industry standard; I now own my mother’s mixer, which I think used to be her mother’s mixer, and if you do any baking or cooking that requires a hefty stand mixer, this is the brand to buy. They’re built to last, period.
If you’re considering one, listen up: The 5-quart model regularly goes on sale at Amazon for various prices. Right now, the 5-quart Kitchenaid stand mixer in chrome, blue, or red is $199.99 with free Super Saver Shipping. This isn’t the very best price I’ve ever seen at Amazon, of course, but here’s the good part—buy your mixer before May 31st, and you can mail in to receive a $40 attachment for free. Choose either the food grinder or the slicer/shredder.
If you’re planning on both the mixer and an attachment, that’s pretty much the best deal I’ve seen. (Remember, too, that if Amazon drops the price in the 30 days following your purchase, you can ask for a price adjustment.)
On a somewhat unrelated note: Is it weird that I totally want the food grinder?