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Best KitchenAid deals: Classic stand mixers with big discounts

Ready to do your best baking? Then you’re going to need the best mixer. Stand mixers are essential for blending and mixing ingredients to create your masterpiece — and you need one that you can count on. If you’re in the market for a new mixer, you definitely don’t want to miss these KitchenAid mixer deals, so you can start crafting the best baking recipes without breaking the bank.

KitchenAid Classic Series — $280, was $330

 The KitchenAid Classic Series stand mixer

A mixer built to last. The KitchenAid Classic Series is made with durable and built-to-last metal construction and is ready to knead with ease, and thoroughly mix or whip ingredients to prep a variety of recipes. It also allows you to use up to 10 attachments (sold separately) and has up to 10 speeds. Whether you’re cooking or baking for a crowd or for two, this mixer has the space for it all.

KitchenAid Lift Stand Mixer — $320, was $450

KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer on a white background.
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With professional-style performance, you’ll definitely be stepping up your culinary caliber with the KitchenAid Lift Stand Mixer. It packs two times the power compared to other mixers and features a three-point locking bowl for stability when you mix heavy, dense ingredients along with 11 unique speeds (it even includes half speeds). From folding and kneading to mixing, shredding, or beating, this sturdy stand mixer has you covered. Plus, there are more than 10 attachments available to add some versatility to your kitchen (sold separately).

KitchenAid Artisan Series — $380, was $450

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
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Express your personality not only in your baking, but in your choice of stand mixer. Coming in a vibrant red, chrome, and ink blue, the KitchenAid Artisan Series stand mixer allows you to find the perfect color to match your style and decor. Easily add and mix ingredients thanks to the similar tilt-head design, giving you better access to the bowl.

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What is a gruit, and where can you find one?
Gruit, the beer made without hops that you need to try
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Most beers you know and love today have four primary ingredients: water, barley, hops, and yeast. That’s largely due to the centuries-old German beer purity law, or reinheitsgebot, which demanded that beer be made exclusively using these ingredients and set the standard for today’s brews. 
But beer is an ancient beverage — historians believe its story stretches back to 5th millennium BC in Iran and went on to be enjoyed by the likes of Egyptian pharaohs and the Greek philosophers. However, if Socrates or Tutankhamun ever enjoyed a pint in their days, the beer was likely missing one of those four critical ingredients: the hop.
In today’s hop-hungry climate of India pale ales (and hazy IPAs, New England IPAs, as well as milkshake IPAs, and others), it seems impossible that beer could exist without hops. The fact is that many other natural ingredients can serve as substitutes for the bittering, aromatic, and flavoring characteristics of hops. Today, if a beer relies on other herbs to fill the "hops" role, the beverage is classified as a gruit.

Gruit is the German word for herb. Instead of depending on hops, these brews use exotic additives like bog myrtle, horehound, elderflowers, and yarrow to offset the sweetness of the malts and create a more complex beverage.
Thanks to the creativity of modern breweries, you don’t have to travel back to the Middle Ages to find a gruit (though if you can, please let us in on your time travel technology). You can try them right now, but you will have to do some detective work.
“Authentic” gruits can be tough to find in the mainstream marketplace. That’s because some laws require hops to be present for a product to be sold as beer. Not having the “beer” title would limit distribution and sales channels for some breweries.  To illustrate how rare gruits are in the current marketplace, there are currently 32,576 American IPAs listed on the Beer Advocate database and only 380 gruits.
But don’t despair — this list will help you get started on the path toward discovering modern versions of the ancient ale. Start your gruit journey here:

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Today, July 12, is National Michelada Day, so that's the ideal excuse to kick back with this classic Mexican beer cocktail. Beer cocktails aren't the easiest thing to create as beer has such a low alcohol percentage and high amount of water compared to spirits -- but when you get it right, there are few things more refreshing. As the beloved combination of Mexican lager, lime, and tomato juice proves, there's a great way to mix almost any ingredient.

Another fun aspect of the Michelada is its flexibility. You can use clamato juice in place of the tomato juice, pour in an extra shot of spirit, and add whatever combination of hot sauces or umami sauces that your heart desires. As the drink is traditionally served in a glass with a salt rim, you can also add bonus flavors here like making a chili salt or using salt and pepper. And of course you can garnish with anything from fruit to pickles.

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Here at The Manual, we love a big bowl of punch for a summer party when you have a bunch of friends coming round and you want to serve tasty drinks to everyone without any fuss. And with a few extra flourishes, like fresh fruit and fancy ice cubes, you can turn any simple punch recipe into something really special.

A new recipe from Julianna McIntosh, aka join_jules, makes use of ready to drink cans of Cutwater Long Island Iced Tea to make creating a punch even easier. McIntosh shows off her punch recipe in a new Instagram Reel, which includes making boozy ice cubes with edible flowers ahead of time. These cool the drink but don't water it down as they melt, which is a genius hack especially for hot summer parties.

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