I Still Can’t Believe the Deal I Got
A few years ago I got a state of the art, all in one,Oster Kitchen Center mixer with attachments for Christmas. I used it through the years but not its accessories. I did try out its blender a few times until things became very messy. You see I had lost its top. The rest of the pieces (chopper, grater, even ice cream maker) sat in a drawer unused, taking space. The problem from the start was that the mixer had to be removed in order to use anything else. So technologically impaired me avoided deconstruction
A few days ago I had to return a unused but duplicate present to the store. Once that was accomplished with credit in my hand, I wandered up and down the aisles looking for real sales. Since I am currently dieting, I passed by Women’s clothes hoping that I would be buying a new wardrobe come spring. With nothing of interest in the Linen Department, I moved on to Housewares. That is where I came upon a 70% OR MORE OFF sign over a big box. I stopped immediately to check things out.
A Cuisinart 5.5 Quart Black Stand Mixer, Model #CUI SM–55BK, that Kohl’s originally priced at $499.99,, had been cut down to $134.99. The box was pristine, sealed with no sign of it ever having been opened. I started reading its description on the side:
- Tilt-back Head
- Top Cover
- 3 Power Ports
- 5.5 Quart Stainless Steel Bowl with Handles
- Head-lift Release Lever securely locks stand mixer head into raised tilt-back position
- On/Off, Fold and Speed Control Dial
- 12 speeds for precision mixing.
- 15-Minute Countdown Timer with Auto Shutoff
- Chef?s Whisk
- Flat Mixing Paddle
- Dough Hook
- Splashguard with Pour Spout
Furthermore, there were pasta maker, citrus juicer, large meat grinder, food processor, and blender attachments that could be purchased separately, Best thing I saw though was that each attachment would easily connect to the stand without necessitating taking the base apart.
I decided to buy it. The deal got better for me when I was given another 10% discount off because I was a premier customer. It rang up as $121.50. The week’s promo–for every $50 spent $10 in store money–made it even sweeter. Still more was to come.
Even with a sale as good as that, I remain a comparison shopper. As soon as I got home I checked out the product on the internet. It retails normally at about $299.99
and gets rave reviews. I couldn’t believe how sweet a deal it was when I found I was eligible for a FREE Stand Mixer Food Processor retailing at $59.99. Mine should be on the way here. I didn’t think when I bought my stand mixer that I would get any attachments. I since have reconsidered. I need a blender next so I’ll be check that out next.
In few weeks that I have had a Cuisinart, I have used it many, many times with excellent results. It is both easy to use and easy to clean I just love it. It would have been on my Christmas wish list if I had known what I do now then.