What is a stand mixer? Technology has upgraded the way to cooking. The stand mixers are mixing equipment which helps to mix, whip and puree food preparations. It has a beating instrument which is attached to a handle, which is further attached to the stand. A container containing the food material is placed under the beater; then the machine does it work after turning on an electric switch. It is very efficient and minimises your effort and time of preparation. The number of beaters can be one or two.
What should you figure out before buying a stand mixer?
Purpose: it is really a cool kitchen electronics item. But you should know whether you really need a mixer or not. If most of the time you eat food from restaurants, then it is no good of having such electronics item in your kitchen. If you frequently=y do backing, try out new recipes, and then you will definitely have this.
Use: if you bake once in the Christmas, then there is no need to have this. Equipment like this gets damaged, if not used frequently. So it’s better to have it if you are sure of its regular use.
Space: stand mixers are big; you cannot shift it from one place to another easily. So to keep it fixed in one place you need minimum one square foot. If you don’t have some much space, then get an immersion blender.
Application: the mixers are available, with many counterparts. The rice also increases with the same. So, you should know your preference, whether you will need the attachments or not. There is no need to buy a product with two or three counterparts when you never use it.
Cost: there is a verity of models available in the range of $100 to $400. If you are a beginner there, don’t invest so much in it. Expensive models are powerful and obviously the last longer. If you need it only to beat eggs, cake batter, cookies, and then every model can do it efficiently. Mixer for making bread must be very powerful ones.
Features of best stand mixer
Steel bodied: it is better to have a mixer with steel bodied than a plastic body. Yes, it will be or heavy. But in the long run, it will be more durable, and it also doesn’t get dirty easily.
Easy clean-up: mixing is an untidy work to do in the kitchen. Sometimes there will be spill-ups. So the mixer must be dishwasher safe so that you can clean it every now and then. The attachments must be opened and fitted very easily.
Easy functions: the mixers should have large switches. So, that it is easy to find it. Also, the mixer must respond quickly to the switches.
Attachments: the mixer must come with two to three attachments, for mixing different materials. The attachments must also be dishwasher safe.
Warranty: good products always have at least one to two years of manufacture’s warranty. The warranty also gives an idea of the durability of the stand mixer.