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Tips and Tricks with Electric Mixers
Info on Electric Mixers
Electric mixers are the light weight, low cost, quick and effective way of preparing for many baking dishes. They are typically a fraction of the cost of blenders or food processors.
What are the best uses of electric mixers? Whipping - especially of egg whites for meringues - is a simple task with an electric mixer. What about kneading dough? Yup... just add the right attachment and you're set.
Use this lens to explore the different mixers out there.
7 tips for using electric mixers
1. Unplug before cleaning!!
It might seem obvious, but in the melee of baking, we can sometime overlook this.
2. Remove the mixing sticks before cleaning them (especially if you're cleaning them with your tongue!)
Sometime we forget #1, so this is a fail safe.
3. Soak mixing sticks in soap water for a few moments before cleaning.
This will make sure that you've covered all parts and it'll be easier to clean.
4. Use a brush to clean mixing sticks
This makes it easier to get at dough or other sticky goo in corners and bends.
5. User vinegar to clean the mixing unit
Spray the mixing unit lightly with vinegar and immediately wipe down with a paper towel. This will keep your mixer looking new.
6. Don't boil water or use the microwave while mixing, unless...
Some kitchens might have all outlets on the same circuit and the load from a mixer might trip a breaker. A quick trick for getting over this is to use the outlet on your oven range. This is usually on a separate line.
7. Keep a close eye kids while mixing
While electric mixers are generally safe, the exposed mixers can be a hazard. Just keep an eye out for the kiddies.
Cuisinart CHM-3 Electronic Hand Mixer
Three speeds, easy to clean. You know Cuisinart for good food processors, now you can know them for good electric hand mixers.
This doesn't make you want to bake a cake?
KitchenAid 9-Speed Professional Hand Mixer
Nine speeds!? You can mix very accurately with this mixer.
Hamilton Beach Power Deluxe Hand Mixer
Affordable and easy to clean. It's basic and it's all you really need. The case that holds the mixing sticks makes sure you won't lose them!
KitchenAid 7-Speed Ultra Power Plus Hand Mixer
You won't forget where you placed this firey red mixer. Seven speeds means you won't forget what you cooked with it.
Black & Decker Hand Mixer with Bonus Whisk Beaters and Storage Case
Good price, big buttons, and extra whisks. What else do you need?
Oster 2534 Inspire Hand Mixer with Bonus Attachments
Brushed stainless steel on this white mixer adds a touch of class. "Oster" also sounds classy... like you have a butler.
Proctor Silex Bowl Rest 5-Speed
Basic plus speed. Nothing fancy, except it gives you choice in speed.
Continental Electric Hand Mixer
This is the econo-version. Are mixers a commodity? If so, this is what you need.
Toastmaster Hand Mixer
The handle on this one is easier to clasp.
My First Kenmore Light & Sound Electric Mixer
Kid safe mixer allows for junior to help out while reducing risk.
Rival 5-Speed Comfort Control Hand Mixer
Do you know what rivals Rival in price? Nothing! If you need a quick mixer on Amazon, this is your choice.
Dualit 88520 Professional 5 Speed Hand Mixer - Chrome
Fancy looking mixer with many attachments. Have good looking kitchen? You would probably choose this mixer.