A KitchenAid Tale
I have looked upon the KitchenAid stand mixers with great desire for a few years now, but could never bring myself to purchase one as I tend not to spend on myself. So needless to say, I was absolutely ecstatic on Christmas morning when I unwrapped my very own KitchenAid mixer!
A few weeks later I decided that I would try it out while baking. I was able to get all the ingredients into the bowl and I was ready to go, or so I thought. I then discovered that the mixer had the whisk attachment on and I needed to attach something more suitable for mixing cookie dough. I felt around on one side of the mixer while thinking that there had to be a lever to detach the whisk. I found the lever that unlocks the head, but nothing else on that side.
I then felt around on the other side of the mixer, all the while having my opposite hand resting lightly on the whisk, and found another lever. I pushed it forward to find, in horror, that I had turned on the mixer and had snapped off one of my fingernails! I quickly shut off the mixer and examined my throbbing finger thanking the Powers That Be that I had broken just a nail and not my finger.
The moral of the story is this; READ your instruction manual to familiarize yourself with your KitchenAid before giving it a whirl…the finger you save might be your own!