Amazon today only: KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus Stand Mixer 42% off

KitchenAid mixerToday's Amazon Deal of the Day is the KitchenAid Ultra Power 4.5 quart stand mixer at $179.99 (42% off the regular price). If you're a holiday baker or general lover of cooking, a stand mixer is a great investment. This appliance, according to the best cooks I know, makes mixing doughs and batters effortless.

I happen to be experimenting right now with a gluten-free, dairy-free diet for my son, so I find myself baking EVERYTHING from scratch. I've been eyeing one of these for months, and I've never seen one for sale under $240 (someone correct me if there's a better price out there). My birthday's in a couple weeks…I may just buy this for myself today.


  1. Parent Hacks Editor says

    I did! I just bought this! Feeling giddy. I never buy stuff for myself like this. Happy early birthday to me!

  2. Becky Thomas says

    Actually, the artisan stand mixer is the one that normally runs about $300. It has a 5 quart bowl and 325 watt motor. But that is probably a good price for that model.

  3. says

    I paid about $250 for that model about eight years ago, so Congrats on getting a great price. You won’t regret it. My Kitchenaid is probably my favorite appliance.

  4. says

    Asha, if you haven’t bought this yet, I have a thought you may want to ponder first. I have a 4 1/2 quart mixer and have wished for the last 9 years that I’d registered for the 5-quart one instead. At the time (when I was getting married), the price of the 5-quart one took my breath away, and I couldn’t imagine anyone spending that much money on us. (I didn’t realize my in laws have some wealthy friends!) Looking back, the 5-quart would have been worth every penny of the difference, as sometimes the 4 1/2 quart size means I can’t double a recipe. Also, when I’m letting bread rise, which I do in the mixing bowl (not sure if you can use yeast when going gluten free), it fills the bowl pretty quickly. Just a thought in case you haven’t made your purchase yet.


  5. Megan Sneary says

    Great deal! But if you’re as time-starved as I am please know that there are a lot of Gluten Free pre-made items available out there. Many are also available Dairy Free. The best investment I made when going gluten free was an energy star cubic freezer! I buy pre-made cake blanks to decorate later or pre-made, pre-frosted cupcakes and just freeze them. They last over 6 months and are just as good as the day they went in! I wish I had more time to bake especially for the GF diet, but I would rather use that time to play with my kids!
    But bless those of you working hard to keep your family necessarily gfcf.

  6. Parent Hacks Editor says

    WOW! Thanks you all for the foodie links! I have so much I want to say about dietary intervention, but we are still at the beginning so I need to see how it all plays out in our family.

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