I finally had to buy myself a kitchen mixer because of my worsening injury – I have De Quervains (commonly known as Housewives’ Tendonitis) and Tennis Elbow. I have a suspicion that I also have carpal tunnel symptoms. But basically the repetitive movements from baking, using the computer, blackberry and tennis is taking its toll.
I decided on getting a Kitchen Aid mixer, even if it is much more expensive than the other available mixers, mainly because it is much more sturdy and would last me a long time – better investment in other words. I purchased it in Pantry Magic Kemang, because the owners were very helpful and patient with all my questions and they have a 2 year warranty. Good customer service is very important to me, especially with expensive machinery. And husband and wife team, Riyanto and Chindy were so wonderfully reassuring and informative with all my queries and concerns, that it made it easier to part with my 5.6Million (or about 650 USD) …after all they knew some people who have had their Kitchen Aid Mixers for 20 years!
The very first recipe I made with it was Quadruple Chocolate Cake which I found in 80 Breakfasts’ blog. I am SO happy with my new mixer – it is a pleasure to use and has taken a lot of the stress from my wrists and hands during the baking process. The recipe made 2 regular sized loaves for me, and I sent one to Riyanto and Chindy to thank them. I was so happy that they loved it!