Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kitchenaid Model G Stand Mixer

A few weeks ago Beth shared a blog post about an antique chocolate mold collection she recently acquired. This collection includes not only antique metal chocolate molds but also a number of pieces of candy making equipment. Among them is a Kitchenaid model G stand mixer.

Kitchenaid’s original stand mixer for home use was introduced to the market in 1919. This first mixer was named model H-5 and was called “the best kitchen aid”, leading to the brand name. The much lighter and more compact model G mixer, which Beth now has in her possession, was released in 1927. Although the model G looks somewhat unfamiliar to those that know current Kitchenaid stand mixers, it's a closer relative than you might think. Kitchenaid’s machines remain virtually unchanged since before World War II.  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Scandinavian Candy

When I came to work for Beth before the holidays we started throwing around ideas for a new project revolving around Scandinavian candy. Of course I went home to Sweden for Christmas and came back with half a suitcase full of chocolate, gummies and jellies and now our brainstorming is in full swing. Keep an eye out for exciting (Scandinavian) things to come!