The strange allure of the stand mixer
You may have witnessed it. The young, eager bride-to-be is opening her shower gifts, oohing and ahhing at the generosity of her family and friends as sheets, cooking utensils, and place settings — all of which she’s chosen for herself — emerge from the wrapping. But one gift is the clear star. The KitchenAid Mixer, that industrious tool beloved by cooks and wannabe chefs everywhere, remains the gift for new brides.