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Can the KitchenAid be Any More Beautiful

The new premium KitchenAid Platinum Collection includes a Stand Mixer in eight new colour finishes, a Blender in five new colour finishes and a Coffee Maker in Contour Silver. The collection is available now , with the Stand Mixer in Myer, MatchBox and Essential Ingredient as well .

The KitchenAid Platinum Collection features a two coat premium metallic finish in Candy Apple, Raspberry Ice, Medallion Silver, Black Storm, and Electric Blue on both the Stand Mixer and Blender, plus Sugar Pearl Silver, Café Latte and Antique Copper finishes on the Stand Mixer. The Platinum Collection Stand Mixer also features a clear glass bowl instead of the traditional stainless steel bowl, and a new Flex Edge Beater.

“This entirely new finish was first debuted as a limited edition 90th Anniversary stand mixer.  The finish and colour elicited such a positive response that a new collection was designed with the same features in new colours and a rich, metallic finish that is now not limited,” said Alana Fletcher, Communication and Sponsorship Manager for KitchenAid’s Australia and New Zealand distributor, Peter McInnes Pty Ltd.

“Modern design is so open, the kitchen is no longer cut off from the living area,” says Fletcher. “People love to display beautiful things in their kitchens that reflect their personality. An iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer on the counter in a bold, personal colour is one way people do that. We’re excited this new finish gives people more ways to express their own style while creating great food for themselves and loved ones,” she said.

“The premium metallic finish evokes the look and feel of a beautiful high-end sports car. The colours are inspired by foods like sugar pearls used to decorate elegant biscuits and cakes, summer berries and shiny toffee apples.”

KitchenAid has been a colour leader in appliances since first introducing colourful stand mixers in 1955, and today offers over 40 colours and finishes to choose from across its range around the world.


The new KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer features:

Choice of eight new metallic finish colours including Candy Apple, Raspberry Ice, Medallion Silver, Black Storm, Electric Blue, Sugar Pearl Silver, Café Latte and Antique Copper.

A glass bowl with a pour spout and measurement markings.

Unique Flex Edge Beater for more thorough, faster ingredient incorporation.

Tilt-head design for easy bowl access

Bowl capacity for eight to nine cups of flour

10-speed slide control ranges from a very slow stir to a fast whip

67-point planetary mixing action spirals to 67 different touch points within the bowl for quick, complete mixing and the highest beater-to-bowl coverage in the industry.

Every model includes three basic accessories: a flat beater for mixing batters or mashing potatoes; a dough hook for kneading everything from soft dough to stiff pizza dough; and a wire whip for beating egg whites and whipping cream.

By using any of more than a dozen optional attachments, the Stand Mixer’s powerful motor can be tapped for everything from grinding grain and meat to kneading dough, slicing vegetables, rolling and cutting pasta, and even making ice cream.

The new KitchenAid Platinum Collection Blender is available in Candy Apple Red, Raspberry Ice, Medallion Silver, Black Storm and Electric Blue. It features a BPA free, plastic 1.75L jug, five speeds plus a pulse mode and crush ice feature and a 550 wattage motor with 7,000-10,000 RPM blade speed.

The new KitchenAid Platinum Collection Coffee Maker is a 12 cup thermal carafe coffee maker available in Contour Silver.  It keeps freshly brewed filter coffee hot and full of flavour for hours.


The KitchenAid Platinum Collection has an exclusive and limited distribution through Myer, MatchBox and Essential Ingredient. The Electric Blue finish is available only in Myer.

Visit for more detail on stockists. Pricing is as follows:

Stand Mixer: RRP $799 (inc GST)

Blender: RRP $379 (inc GST)

Coffee Maker: RRP $215 (inc GST)

Making The Cut In The Electrolux 
Appetite For Excellence Awards

Head Chef James Privett and the whole team at The Cut Bar & Grill are pleased to announce that Sous Chef Dave Whitting is a finalist in the ‘Young Chef’ category of this year’s Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards.
“Dave has been working with me at The Cut since last November and we previously worked together at both Bistro Moncur and the Light Brigade,” explains Privett, who has presided over The Cut’s kitchen since the restaurant opened in The Rocks in September 2010.
“He is a very talented chef and we share a passion for French cooking techniques and flavour combinations, so it’s fantastic to see him put forth a French-inspired menu that has him sitting alongside other exceptional young chefs in the award finals.”

Applications for the Young Chef category are open to career-focused chefs aged 30 and under who have been working in the Australian restaurant industry for a minimum of three years. Chefs are invited to submit a seasonal winter menu and recipes for a canapé, entrée, main dish and dessert.

Dave Whitting’s menu included four original dishes:

Amuse-Bouche: St Helens Pacific Oyster, with Almond Milk, Vichyssoise Cream & Squid Ink Pearls

Entrée: Melanda Park Pork Loin, with Cauliflower Custard, Boudin Noir & Trotter Rillette

Main: Sher F1 Beef Fillet, with Offal Terrine, Wild Mushrooms & Winter Vegetables

Dessert: Rhubarb Bavarois, with Chocolate Domingo Cubes, Davidson Plum Jelly & Wattle Seed Meringue

“Entering the competition gave me the opportunity to challenge myself and put the techniques I have learned from inspiring chefs such as Damien Pignolet, Eric Ripert and James Privett to the test,” says Whitting. “It is a great honour to be in the finals, and especially to be there with such high-calibre chefs as Richard Ousby from Quay and Victor Liong from Marque.”
The winner will be announced on 8 August following judging by a panel that includes Christine Manfield, Mark Best, Peter Doyle and Peter Gilmore.

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