The Benefits of a Stand Mixer
A stand mixer is a powerful and versatile mixing tool. If you plan to make bread, large batches of chocolate chip cookies, or any type of dough recipes that require longer mix times, a stand mixer will be your go-to. KitchenAid® stand mixers also have a variety of accessories and attachments to help you expand your culinary aspirations.
1. STAND MIXERS ARE VERSATILE
One of the main differences between a hand mixer and stand mixer is versatility. KitchenAid® stand mixers have a power hub that allows it to become a multi-use kitchen appliance that does everything from grinding meat to making fresh pasta and even ice cream. Check out the Stand Mixer Attachments Guide to see all the ways you can adapt your KitchenAid® stand mixer and turn it into a juicer, spiralizer and more.
2. STAND MIXERS CAN HANDLE LARGER BATCHES
Stand mixers are made to handle larger tasks and bigger batches. KitchenAid brand makes stand mixers that have bowl capacities up to 7 quarts for making dozens of cookies or multiple loaves of bread.
3. STAND MIXERS ARE GREAT FOR HEAVIER DOUGHS
By holding the bowl in place, a stand mixer delivers thorough mixing on dense, heavy doughs, batters and other mixtures. If you’re planning to make multi-grain bread, rolls, pasta or homemade pretzels, you’ll appreciate the capacity and stability offered by a stand mixer.
4. STAND MIXERS ARE POWERFUL
With motors that are typically bigger and more powerful than hand mixers, stand mixers are able to churn through thicker doughs and handle longer mixing times. KitchenAid® stand mixers can power attachments such as a food grinder or pasta roller.
5. STAND MIXERS HAVE MORE SPEEDS
Most hand mixers have 5 to 9 speeds, while with a stand mixer, you’re likely to find 10. This range of speeds allows for precision in mixing, whisking or kneading dough. The higher speeds are great for saving time when whisking together egg whites for meringue or making whipped cream or frosting.
6. STAND MIXERS REQUIRE LESS ATTENTION
A stand mixer is able to run on its own without being held or supported, which takes some of the physical strain out of cooking and baking. A stand mixer can also allow you to multitask while it churns through ingredients, whereas both hands are required when using a hand mixer.
7. STAND MIXERS LOOK GREAT ON YOUR COUNTERTOP
An iconic KitchenAid® stand mixer on your countertop helps you express your inner Maker. With an array of bold chrome stand mixers, calm black stand mixers, classic red stand mixers, and bright colors to choose from, you can find a stand mixer that perfectly matches your style. With a place on your countertop, your stand mixer will quickly become the culinary center of your kitchen – ready to help you explore your culinary passions, wherever they lead you.