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By Olivia Harrison

The KitchenAid stand mixer has been a staple of countertops all over the country for almost a century. For many, this American-made appliance is not only admired for its beautiful design and practical function, it is also rich in emotional history. In this piece, Olivia Harrison delves into the history of the KitchenAid brand and her own personal connection to this iconic piece of kitchen equipment.

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Memaw’s KitchenAid in all its Harvest Gold glory

 

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Myra Sue Cain Harrison (Memaw) in 1945

 

Me and Mama (1995)

Me and Mama (1995)

 

Me and Mama (2015)

Me and Mama (2015)