In 1908, after watching a baker mix bread dough with a heavy iron spoon, Ohio-based engineer Herbert Johnston developed a stand mixer to help alleviate the backbreaking work. By 1919 the first household mixer, boasting the unique planetary action and famous curves, was ready for market. During a product test, the wife of an employee exclaimed “I don’t care what you call it, it’s the best kitchen aid I’ve ever had!”. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Over the years new versions of the mixer were produced, reducing its size and weight. In 1937, Egmont Arens, editor of Vanity Fair, fused iconic design withoutstanding engineering and durabilityto create the new tilt-head K-Model. The true tribute to his talent is the fact that the KitchenAid mixer today is almost exactly the same as his original design.
To celebrate the brand’s centenary, the latest addition to the range is the Artisan Stand Mixer in Misty Blue.
From the beginning, KitchenAid mixers came with a few attachments to extend the mixer’s versatility. Today’s mixer still features the famous attachment-ready Culinary Hub but now has over 15 optional accessories enabling everything from slicing, grating, chopping and peeling, to juicing and spiralizing. There are also tools to prepare fresh pasta and the dual purpose transparent pouring shield allows a clear view of what’s happening in the bowl while making it easy to add ingredients without splashing.
Assembled in solid die-cast metal, the stable Artisan Stand Mixer is, quite simply, the ultimate culinary companion coveted around the world by Michelin-starred chefs and passionate home cooks.Click here to find out more about KitchenAid