This may be the year I finally upgrade my 20-year-old stand mixer.
20 years ago, a boy I was dating gifted me the KitchenAid stand mixer I'd been eyeing but couldn't afford. (Reader, I married him!) Three kids, many homemade birthday cakes, and thousands of cookies later, that same stand mixer still sits on our kitchen counter. It's a workhorse that has stood the test of time, but lately, the clickety-clack of the bouncing head makes me think it's going to fly right off the counter every time I use it. It's time for a new stand mixer.
Luckily, today, KitchenAid announced its 2024 color of the year: Blue Salt. It's a new stand mixer color that the company describes in its press release as "a periwinkle blue with a subtle iridescent, reddish-pearl finish" that shifts depending on how bright or dim the light in your kitchen is.
This color reminds me of a softer version of nature's blue hour—that time of day right after sunset when the sky takes on a blue-ish violet haze with the fiery rays of the setting sun. It's captivating! It evokes a cool yet warm, and a familiar yet surprising vibe at the same time. This subdued yet alluring color would fit into any kitchen, including mine. (Hint! Hint! Husband!)
KitchenAid introduced its first stand mixer colors in 1955, including colors like Petal Pink, Island Green, and Sunny Yellow. More recently, human trend prognosticators have been researching and selecting a new color of the year for its stand mixer. Blue Salt is the sixth iteration of the program.
You can find the new color on KitchenAid's popular 5-Quart Artisan Series Tilt-Head model. It's the same model Simply Recipes recommends as the best overall stand mixer for its versatility and ease of use. So not only will your new stand mixer look stunning on your kitchen counter, it will be well worth your investment.
BUY IT NOW: KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer in Blue Salt ($499.99)
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