You finally got your new Stand Mixer home, it doesn’t matter whether you got it due to the holiday pressure or because you were in dire need of one, you finally have it now. So now that you have got it home, you need to know a few of the tricks and tips to make your whole experience much more fun and easy.
We have compiled our list of Stand Mixer’s hacks (for a complete recommendation guide, read the stand mixer reviews by HomeGuyd) which you should know about and which would definitely make you fall in love with your mixer.
Always have extra bowls and accessories
Yes you will see that you get plenty of bowls and attachments with the mixer but if you are mixing ingredients multiple times or if you are one of those people who like to bake a lot of cakes, then it would be advisable to get a few extra sets of bowls with their attachments so that your cooking experience is smooth.
You won’t need to clean your utensils after every mix and you would save a lot of time while cooking too. So make sure that the first thing you do after getting a mixer is getting extra sets of utensils.
Keep attachments inside the respective bowl
If you are one of those people who aren’t too familiar with the attachments and which utensil it belongs to, then you need to pay extra attention while storing the bowls and their attachments.
Make sure that you store the attachments in the right bowl as this will avoid them from getting lost or disfigured. While using your mixer, keep the extra accessories aside and then when you have cleaned everything, put them back together.
Get more accessories
Now there is a chance that your mixer might not have come with a good whisk or blades or other accessories. It might have come with a metal blade which is prone to lose their gloss sooner and might not be very effective in scraping the mixer too. In this case, you can get a silicone scraper blade as these are good for use and dishwasher-safe too.
You can get other accessories also to replace the complimentary ones to enhance your whole experience and help your cooking.
It can shred your meat
Yes, I know it’s too good to believe but one of the tasks which your stand mixer can perform for you is to shred the meat for you with a great ease.
Gone are the days when shredding meat was considered a humongous task, now all you have to do is keep your juicy meat in your mixer and add a few flavorings and seasonings and use the wire whip to shred the meat in just under 15 seconds. Sounds amazing, right?
Paddle height can be adjusted
The paddle which lies above the bowl and is used to mix the contents of the bowl can be adjusted and kept at a height so that it mixes the ingredients without touching the bottom of the bowl.
This will ensure that the bowl doesn’t get scraped from the bottom and its coating doesn’t come off anytime soon. With this feature, you can adjust the paddle according to the food requirements making your work a whole lot easier. Here’s how it’s done
You can adjust the speed
You must have noticed that there are loads of different speeds which can be used for various food items. So what do you do with them? Well, you make sure you learn about all the speeds which are available so that when you start cooking you don’t use the wrong speed and turn your kitchen into a disaster.
For example, Speed 2 is used for slow mixing like mashing bananas or mixing pancake and cookies batter, anything that includes cutting fat. Another example is that Speed 8 is perfect for fluffing up your whipped cream or whipping up your egg whites.