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  1. I started out with a Magimix 4200XL a while back. I thought it would provide more versatility in the kitchen than a mixer. Although I found it highly efficient for prepping vegetables, large quantities of dip, etc, I had a failure when I ventured into the baking world. Tried to mix a brioche dough and wound up stripping the internal grips on one of the mixing blades. I also found that for everyday tasks it was much quicker (and more enjoyable) to prepare food with a good quality knife than put it through the food processor.

    In the end, I ditched the Magimix and swapped it for a Kitchenaid mixer, which I have used far more often than I ever used the Magimix. There's not a lot of difference in the prices between the two units.

    I also bought a little processor (Cuisinart) for small batches of pesto, dips, etc. I've been quite happy with my little setup, although sometimes I think a Kenwood unit may have been slightly better value for money.

  2. Hi Anna. In the past (sans demanding children), we’ve used the Cheap Eats and Good Food guides published by the local paper (The Age). Results were a bit hit and miss, but I suppose that’s half the fun. You can pick it up at their website but most bookstores keep copies. Might be due for a new release very soon.


    We found most places were happy to take plastic.

    First post :biggrin:


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