Custom Airbrushing, pin stripes, camouflage, and floral patterns are just a few of the designs being added to stand mixers these days. And why not? It’s the sign of a beloved product, a tried-and-true friend, a machine that you depend on! Think of guys with their cars. They adorn their cars, buy special accessories for them, and even name them!
It only stands to reason that the mixer that has gotten you through countless bake sales, birthday cakes, and dinner parties should receive similar distinction. Alton Brown may have been the one to start this trend. If you watch Food Network, I’m sure you’ve seen his KitchenAid mixer with flames on it, that he’s appropriately named “Old Fireball”. Seeing that mixer really made me want to add flames to my own mixer!
I found this image on Pinterest of some mixer decals.
I liked the swirl design quite a bit, but thought I would see what else I could find. I thought this next design was quite interesting.
The decals are nice because they don’t affect the cleaning aspect of the mixer, but I did find there are custom painted mixers too. Not sure how this next finish would effect cleaning. Not quite sure how they achieved this effect. It certainly has a bling factor!
As I continued with my custom design search I was reminded of this mixer featured on The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I absolutely love this mixer! This is like the maxed out ’57 Chevy of the kitchen!
Still looking deeper into the customized mixer search, I started finding these custom painted stand mixers. Everything from barns to floral designs, to animal prints are possible. You can custom order these mixers with Oriental themes, golf themes, underwater themes, or any other design that suits your fancy.
I even found a site that specializes in custom painted KitchenAid mixers. Here is an example of one of the beautiful mixers they make.
I wasn’t really sure I was ready to shell out the money for a custom painted mixer at this point in time. They run around $500-$800. So I went back to look at more decals. I really love this Victorian rose decal!
I think this last one would be a good choice for me. I’ve always loved old-fashioned floral designs. Some of you might think customizing a stand mixer is a bit frivolous, but when you have a trusted piece of equipment that has seen you through good times and bad, I think customizing it is not that much of a stretch. Guitars are customized, cars are customized, why not a mixer? After all, it sits on your kitchen counter (to the envy of your friends) and you see it day after day. Why not make it more personal? Now I just need to come up with a name for my mixer!