For my stinkin' Kitchen Aid!
Ugh, I'm just so frustrated I could spit.
We spent a bunch of money on this thing. Of course, just past it's warrenty, it begins to fall apart. We've had it into specialty Kitchen Aid repair guys who keep telling us different things are wrong with it. We've been blessed thus far to have hardly had to pay anything for the repairs but I busted it AGAIN today. It's the first time I've made bread out here in MI - and wham-o - it's busted.
The thing is, I'm not pushing the amounts of flour or the timing at all. At most, I used 7 1/2 c. of flour, mostly white today. My machine is supposed to be able to handle much more than that. And I had hardly started the kneading process (right after having added all the flour) when I heard a big CRACK and it started this terribly loud grinding process.
I am THROUGH!
Don't EVER purchase a Kitchen Aid - not if you want to make bread. Even if you don't make bread all that often. There are times I'll only make up one batch every week or two weeks. Yet it's still busted.
I'm going to talk to my dh tonight about giving up on this piece of junk and purchasing a BOSCHE with some tax return money. I'm not sure if we'll have enough, but I've heard nothing but great things about them and they make MUCH larger batches, MUCH more often. Once my babies hit those hungry teenage years, I bet my bread baking will come in mighty handy at filling up their tummies! I need to get something better than this piece of.....
Excuse me. I'll be fine. Fine.
If nothing else, I got a good arm workout kneading my dough.