Since the dawn of Pinterest, you’ve had your eye on one of those gorgeous candy-colored KitchenAid mixers. (Ice blue, please.) Alas, shelling out $440 for an appliance is hard to justify unless you’re a professional baker.
That’s where the new KitchenAid Artisan Mini comes in. It’s a cheaper—but just as powerful—version of the OG. The price? Only $329 (you basically save $100). It's still an investment, but a much more reasonable one.
Really, the main difference between the mini and the classic is the size (it’s just 3.5 quarts compared with five), but if it means not giving up precious counter space, we’re sold. Plus, it can still fit enough dough to make five dozen cookies in a single batch. It’s also 25 percent lighter and comes in 11 cool colors like hot sauce and guava glaze.
Cue the Instagrams.