Are you ready to take your home cooking and baking to the next level? Look no further than the KitchenAid Stand Mixer. These versatile appliances have been a beloved staple in kitchens for generations, and it's time to explore how they can truly transform your culinary experience. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about KitchenAid Stand Mixers – from the various models available to their features and functionalities, tips for using them effectively, and delectable recipes that showcase their incredible capabilities.
KitchenAid stand mixers have 10 speeds, with the exception of our bowl-lift mixers KSM60 and KSM70 which both have an additional speed, a ½ speed for folding in delicate ingredients. Each speed having a specific use, mastering the stand mixer speeds will ensure you get the most out of your mixer. The handy chart below gives you a guide as to what each speed is used.
Choosing the perfect model
One of the first steps to harnessing the power of a KitchenAid Stand Mixer is selecting the right model for your needs. Here, we'll provide you with an in-depth look at the various options available, ensuring that you make an informed choice.
The Artisan Series is the iconic choice, known for its classic design and versatility. These mixers come in a range of colours to match any kitchen aesthetic and this mixer comes equipped with a generous 4.7 litre mixing bowl. It's perfect for a wide range of recipes, whether you're whipping up a batch of Anzac cookies or kneading a hearty Australian damper bread dough. Whether you're whipping up a batch of cookies or kneading bread dough, the Artisan can handle it with ease.
The Classic Series offers affordability without compromising on quality. With its 4.3 litre bowl, it's suitable for kitchens of all sizes, including smaller Australian kitchens and budgets while still delivering the reliable performance KitchenAid is known for. Whether you’re whipping up a batch of fluffy mashed potatoes, mixing cake batter to perfection, or making fresh pasta, this KitchenAid stand mixer ensures consistency.
For those with limited kitchen space or who don't need the full capacity of larger models, the Mini Series is a compact yet capable choice. They may be smaller, but they can still handle a wide range of tasks with ease.
Bowl-lift stand mixer
The Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is the pinnacle of culinary excellence, celebrated for its robust design and remarkable versatility. Available in an array of colours to complement any Australian kitchen aesthetic, these mixers boast generous 5.6L to 6.6L litre mixing bowls, perfectly suited for a wide range of recipes. Its powerful performance and sturdy construction ensure it can manage everything from delicate meringues to thick bread dough, making it the ultimate kitchen companion for every aspiring chef or seasoned cook.
Unlocking the features and functionalities
KitchenAid Stand Mixers offer an array of impressive features and functionalities. These include precise speed control for customised mixing, compatibility with various attachments for extended versatility, and the iconic planetary mixing action that guarantees thorough and consistent ingredient blending, making them indispensable culinary workhorses.
Recipes to showcase your mixer's potential
What's a comprehensive guide without some delicious recipes to try? We've curated a selection of mouthwatering dishes that highlight the incredible capabilities of your KitchenAid Stand Mixer. From fluffy simple sourdough bread that rises to perfection to white satin cheesecake or a burnt basque cheesecake that rivals those of professional bakeries, you'll be amazed at what you can create. Whether you're an experienced home chef or embarking on your culinary journey, armed with the knowledge of our stand mixers and their capabilities, you can now make an informed choice to begin your culinary adventure. With our comprehensive guide, you'll harness the full potential of this versatile appliance, transforming every meal and dessert into a culinary masterpiece.