stand mixer (or, Frenchy's is my favourite place)

Look what I picked up at Frenchy's last week! A Hamilton Beach vintage stand mixer which works like a charm, and has some pretty snazzy features, such as:
bowl control! Who couldn't use a little bit of that? And the "Mixguide"; a little rotating list of settings to choose from when you slide the lever. I took a video to share, and have been trying to upload it since Friday. Since it still hasn't worked, I've kind of given up.

And no, I did not buy the mixer to replace my Kitchen Aid which you're all so familiar with - I bought it to make more whipped soap! I don't want to taint the Kitchen Aid with fragrance or essential oils and have fragrance-flavoured cookies by accident. Yee-haw! I'm excited for some new soaping adventures this summer, and a sexy stand mixer like this baby will make it all the more fun. I also picked up a fantastic dresser, which with a good scrub, a fresh coat of paint, and some new knobs, will be a very useful addition to our house. It's solid wood, and is in great shape. I love its little feet. I hope that you're having a great weekend!


  1. wow!! I LOVE both of those!!
    You get THE best stuff...
    PS: Love your floors!

  2. I wish I had a Frenchy's with these kinds of finds out this way! You always find the best treasures and get a great barg!

  3. Ah! Just popped over to your blog after you left me a comment and am wowed by your awesome find!!! What fun you'll have with it!!

  4. I'm loving all your new treasures! The LinkWithin feature is very cute too. :) Sorry I haven't been around much. I had some catching up to do on my blogging today!

  5. Jessica1/10/2011

    I have this same mixer that I recently acquired from my grandmother. She's been using it for over 50 years now! Did you know it also works as a hand-held mixer? Just hold the handle and slide forward to detach! Voila-handmixer!

    Unfortunately, mine came to me without the beaters and I am trying to find a replacement. I've already ordered one set that did not fit. :( I can't find any good information online by looking up the models number or anything else... If it's not too much trouble, I was hoping you could post or send me a picture of your beaters so I can compare to some I've found online. Thanks so much!

    Keep enjoying your "new" mixer, and hopefully I'll get to enjoy mine soon. In the meantime, I have a Kitchen Aid that I love, too!

  6. Hi Jessica! I had no idea that it detatches! I'm so excited to try that feature! I will try to get a picture or two done tomorrow - send me an e-mail, and I'll send you a reply with the picture attached. :) grahamsherrie at yahoo dot ca

  7. My husband just bought one similar to this. Its says model H on it. We're not sure of the year. Would you know?

    1. I have no idea, Marcia - sorry! Good luck finding out. :)


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