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More Than A Mixer: KitchenAid style stand mixer that functions as a food processor. **Updated 10/2012**

by Honeywell Posted 18th Aug 2011 at 9:46 PM - Updated 14th Oct 2012 at 12:10 AM by Honeywell
51 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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Updates:
10-12-2012 - Fixed the shadow. I didn't notice this until recently but I never updated the shadow on the mixer so I went ahead and fixed that. I've included the fixed version in the main file with all of the recolors for those downloading for the first time. If you already have the mixer and are just looking to update your copy I attached a second file with just the fixed mesh. You can download that and allow it to overwrite the old version. Sorry for the inconvenience.



More Than A Mixer

Catalog Description:
Whether you love to cook or just want to make it look like you do a Kitchen Made More Than A Mixer mixer is a must for any well dressed kitchen. Kitchen Made for the way it looks.

Slightly modified mesh by RgdyAnne made functional.

Original object by RgdyAnne @Sims2Artists:
DECORATIVE ONLY! Credits www.archibase.net for free mesh which I changed/adapted for this project.

Catalog Sort:
Appliances/Small - $280

Features:
  • Base Game Compatible
  • 24 Colors


Issues:
There are a few blemishes in the mesh and the stand of the mixer clips into the back splash on the counter a bit. The animations are slightly off as well but unless you're standing over your sims shoulder I don't think any of these issues are noticeable.



Recolors

The mixer comes with 3 sets of recolors for a total of 24 colors including the white the mesh comes in.

The first set of recolors I did matches the colors EA used in their Kitchen & Bath stuff pack. The second set coordinates with the colors -Maylin- used for her Retro Coffee Maker, which I absolutely love. And the third set of recolors matches the colors RgdyAnne used for her Kitchen Made Kitchen Deco set. It's a great set of deco items so I definitely wanted the functional version of her mixer to still match the rest of the set.

All of the recolors are labeled and individual packaged to make it easy to pick and choose the colors you want.


Recommended Mod:
I highly recommend The SEP (Slot Enable Package) by Numenor if you don't have it yet. In addition to adding more slots to your counters, it will let your sims use objects placed on corner counters where I think this mixer looks best.


Terms of Use
As always, you're free to use anything of mine however you'd like but please be mindful of RgdyAnne's TOU if you want to use the mesh for another project.

Polygon Counts:
Faces: 2843
Vertices: 3046
***This is a high poly item. To put it in perspective, this is roughly double the polys of the EA food processors.***

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Wings3D, Milkshape, GIMP, and MTS of course. Special thanks to RgdyAnne for generously allowing me to use the mesh she modified for her Kichen Made project.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HW_kitchen-made_shadowfix.zip

Size: 148.7 KB · Downloads: 11,367 · 12th Oct 2012
148.7 KB 11,367 12th Oct 2012
HW_kitchen-made-mixer.zip | If you're downloading for the first time this is the file you want. It has all of the recolors and the fixed mesh.

Size: 209.5 KB · Downloads: 33,288 · 18th Aug 2011
209.5 KB 33,288 18th Aug 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 18th Aug 2011 at 9:50 PM
Great idea! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 18th Aug 2011 at 10:07 PM
thank you so much I have been searching for a mixer that looks exactly like a real kitchen mixer and now I have it and I am so happy and all my sim women will be too. thanks again. would you take requests for other small kitchen appliances? and other objects for my sims homes
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 18th Aug 2011 at 10:16 PM
WOOT! I've got the cobalt blue one! Thank you so much for these - and the recolors!

Thanks too for the link to the retro coffee-maker, I don't know how I missed that one!?
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 12:13 AM
Well done! Fabulous idea!
Not actually evil.
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#6 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 12:29 AM
Squee! More functional kitchen stuff, can't have enough!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#7 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 12:50 AM
This is so pretty - and you made it match Maylin's coffee machine which is also one of my all time faves. Thank you so much
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 1:23 AM
Wow, looks great! Very nice color selection, too.
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 1:52 AM
Thank you! I've always wanted a mixer like this for my simmies. Now they can have the black one I have in my kitchen!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 2:37 AM
OMG! I was waiting and searching for it forever! And finally You did it! I love it!
*shrugs*
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#11 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 3:18 AM
Great job!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 3:23 AM
This is awesome! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 5:21 AM
I'll thank you now, Honey (heh.. love that), cause I'm emailing myself the link so I can download it on DT North.
Forum Resident
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#14 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 7:40 AM
Wow! Thanks.
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#15 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 1:46 PM
Fabulous.
Gone Fishin'
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#16 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 2:23 PM
This is great!! I love that it has recols to match the K&B stuff. And thanks for the link to Maylin's coffee maker, I had missed that one somehow!
Top Secret Researcher
#17 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 3:16 PM
Very nice, thanks! It doesn't look too modern so I can use it in my game.

Maybe it would be possible to make the grey pot recolorable as well?

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#18 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 5:59 PM
This is amazing Honeywell! I have had RgdyAnne's mesh in my game for years now, but to think you have now made this functional -That is pure genius! Plus all the wonderful colors it comes in! I am very much looking forward to using this in my game, thank you so much!
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#19 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 6:12 PM
Thanks so much for commenting everyone--it really makes my day. I hope you enjoy it.

@calleigh I love the shape of this mixer too! RgdyAnne did a nice job. I don't take requests (I extremely unreliable--for example I started this three months ago) but did you see the Kitchen Made set I linked to in my thread? There's nice items to match this mixer. buggybooz and phoenix_phaerie also have some really great kitchen sets in case you missed them.

@Catherine I missed it too! I found the coffee maker and RdgyAnne's mixer at the same time--from a picture at another site. lol

@lee Thank you! Sorry 'bout the poly count though. Maylin's coffee maker is amazing and I use it all the time. The mixer looks a bit rubish right next to it because Maylin's textures are so great but the colors match and as long as there's a counter between them they look great in the same kitchen (I think).

@Alrais I'm so glad you like how it turned out. I knew I wouldn't get to it right away but I didn't expect it to take this long! Sorry for the wait.

@Lavvie! That's all. I just like seeing you here. lol I hope you enjoy it but keep in mind it's high poly.

@Nix I use the K&B appliances all the time--I'm glad I'm not the only one. And wait until you see Maylin's coffee maker! It's just as beautiful in game as in the pictures--maybe more.

@psychosim0 The design is classic and I love it. It's been unchanged since the 1920's I think. Actually, I did make all of the metal a second, recolorable subset. I just forgot to mention it. I didn't do a separate recolor for it but anyone is welcome to, of course. I thought someone might want to change out the logo for Simlish or something like that. I hope you enjoy it.
Mad Poster
#20 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 8:22 PM Last edited by CatherineTCJD : 20th Aug 2011 at 3:00 PM.
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
@psychosim0I did make all of the metal a second, recolorable subset. I just forgot to mention it. I didn't do a separate recolor for it but anyone is welcome to, of course.


OHHhhhhh, now that's too cool! I had to make another comment, it couldn't be helped

..and I wanted to report that this looks fantastic in my game.

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Mad Poster
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#21 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 10:40 PM
I have one that's red and black with a flame motif, we bought it on eBay Thank you so much! :D
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#22 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
@psychosim0 The design is classic and I love it. It's been unchanged since the 1920's I think. Actually, I did make all of the metal a second, recolorable subset. I just forgot to mention it. I didn't do a separate recolor for it but anyone is welcome to, of course. I thought someone might want to change out the logo for Simlish or something like that. I hope you enjoy it.

Great! Thank you.

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#23 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 11:31 PM
Awesome. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 20th Aug 2011 at 9:44 AM
I love the design - so much better than the original Maxis food processor, which is quite hideous (but, hey, what choice are we given? my thought exactly)
plus, I love the fact that you thought about making recolours! sometime I spend to much time furnishing a 'perfect' kitchen, and then the white food processor really stands out and doesn't fit at all... what more can I say? thank you, thank you, thank you!
Test Subject
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#25 Old 20th Aug 2011 at 9:11 PM
Great! it looks very modern. Thanks!!
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