The Ultimate Cooking Tool April 26 2013

For her Birthday, my sister got this cool retro food mixer.  It is the KitchenAid Artisan® Stand Mixer.  There are 26 different colours to choose from and she chose Ice Blue.  If ever a piece of machinery could look sexy, this is it!  It has a stainless steel bowl with comfort handle, a pouring shield and a tilt-back head that provides easy access to bowl and beaters.  Are all you cook enthusiasts drooling at the mouth yet?

Born in 1919 in Troy, Ohio, USA the stand mixer was the first electrical "food preparer" for the home.  This incredibly versatile mixer makes homemade pasta, stuffs fresh sausage, whips up ice cream and even squeezes fruit.  The only thing it doesn't do is do your washing and ironing for you!  But that's okay, you'd only get bored anyway if it did do all your housework for you...!