How I Use My Stand Mixer


I have a KitchenAid KSM150PSMC Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Metallic Chrome, and I love it.  Within a reasonable price range, after extensive research I came to the conclusion that its the best mixer on the market.  It doesn’t get bogged down with heavy cookie batters, cleans up easily, and is pretty enough to leave on the counter, which is great because my kitchen is only 12.5′ X 12′ so I didn’t build in a lift out cupboard for it.  It comes in some amazing shades too – decisions decisions!

Many people I know use theirs for kneading bread dough, and it does come with a great dough hook, which works great for heavy cookie batters too.  Mostly I use my KitchenAid for whipping cream and for mixing cookie or cake batters, especially whipped shortbread, yum.   I can even triple most batters easily in the big bowl, then throw it and the attachments in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.  So far I’ve added on a food grinder attachment] and a pasta roller and cutter attachment.  I drape my pasta to dry on an indoor clothes rack.  I’m still not sure if its worth the extra work to make home made pasta, but I can’t resist once in a while.  I think the next attachment I will add will be the ice cream maker, mmmm frozen yogurt. In fact, there are many appliances your KitchenAid can replace simply by adding attachments. Initially it seems like the attachments cost a lot of money, but these products are made to last for decades, and can be compared to the cost of an additional appliance, while taking less room to store than a complete additional appliance. Click on pictures for further product details or to buy.

     Food grinderpasta rollerice cream maker

  • Food grinder
  • Pasta Maker
  • Ice cream maker

KitchenAid RVSA Slicer Shredder Attachment for Stand MixersKitchenAid SSA Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment for Food GrinderKitchenAid JE Citrus Juicer Stand Mixer Attachment

  • Slicer/shredder
  • Sausage stuffer
  • Juicer

KitchenAid KGM Stand-Mixer Grain-Mill AttachmentChef's Choice 7965001 Premium Metal Food Grinder Attachment Designed for KitchenAid Stand Mixers, No.796KitchenAid FVSFGA Fruit and Vegetable Strainer and Food Grinder for Stand Mixers

  • Grain mill
  • Food Grinder
  • Fruit and vegetable strainer

 Things to do or make with your KitchenAid (some attachments may be required):

  • angel food cake
  • baby food
  • bread crumbs
  • brioche
  • butter
  • buttercream frosting
  • bread dough
  • brown sugar
  • cakes/cupcakes/brownies
  • candy
  • cheesecake
  • cinnamon rolls
  • cookies
  • dips
  • dumplings
  • food processing
  • grated nuts
  • ground meat
  • hummus
  • ice cream
  • jam/chutney
  • juice
  • marshmallows
  • mashed potatoes
  • mayonnaise
  • meatballs
  • meatloaf
  • meringue
  • milkshakes
  • mousse
  • pancake batter
  • pasta dough
  • peanut butter
  • pizza dough
  • pureed fruit for drying or sauces
  • sauces
  • sausage
  • 7-minute icing
  • shea butter
  • shortbread
  • shred/slice cheese or vegetables
  • smoothies
  • souffle
  • veggie burgers/dogs
  • whipped cream

What do you use your KitchenAid for? Please comment below.

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