We've said this more than once, but we'll say it again: You need a KitchenAid mixer. Specifically, the professional 5 plus series 5-quart bowl-lift stand mixer. If you've been hesitant to buy one because of the steep $450 price tag, we're excited to share that it's 33 percent off right now, meaning you can finally get your hands on one for $302 (saving you a cool $148). With its unparalleled ability to mix everything from cookie dough to up to four loaves of bread, it's the only deal that matters to us today (because, yes, the KitchenAid mixer sale ends at midnight).
Still, why spend even $302 on a mixer? According to more than 3,500 glowing reviews from customers, it tackles whipping, mixing and kneading with ten different speeds, so you always get the food consistency and texture you want *and* it looks good on your countertop. Attachments like food grinders and pasta makers (sold separately) take things to the next level, replacing several staple kitchen devices. Also of note: Its longevity. Many buyers report that their mixers have lasted for decades.
As one writes, "This machine is so durable and convenient! Perfect for baking… perfect for everything! It also comes in different colors (red is beautiful!). It is safe to use with kids, and you will definitely have fun using it."
Now all you have to do is decide which color you want. We're debating between the classic cherry-red and the turquoise blue ourselves.