Many home bakers and cooks treat KitchenAid mixers as the center of their kitchen, using them to mince vegetables and garlic, grind meats, whisk cream or fluffy meringue, spiralize vegetables to make healthy "noodles," knead bread dough, roll pasta and mix the ingredients for baked goods. That’s a lot to expect from one small appliance, but a KitchenAid mixer, paired with a multitude of KitchenAid mixer attachments, is up to plenty of kitchen tasks.
Both a KitchenAid stand mixer and a KitchenAid handheld mixer have practical applications. Electric hand mixers are quick and easy to store and use, so mixing ingredients and mashing potatoes is significantly easier than if you were to do it by hand. Powerful, stationary stand mixers efficiently blend, mix and whip large batches, heavy cookie batters and even bread dough. A stand mixer, with its convenient hands-free mixing, has the power to significantly cut your food prep times.
If you are researching KitchenAid small appliances, including coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens, ice makers and microwaves, you may be interested in both a KitchenAid mixer and a KitchenAid food processor or blender. While these appliances perform some of the same tasks, each has a special function. A food processor is best for cutting, slicing, grating and fine dicing while a blender is great for blending frozen items and mixing liquid items. A KitchenAid mixer works best with blade attachments mixing a bowl of ingredients.
Choosing the Best KitchenAid Mixer for Your Kitchen
KitchenAid mixers come in a variety of sizes and colors. Since they are so aesthetically beautiful, many people who have free counterspace choose to leave their mixer out all the time. KitchenAid mixers are available in a wide variety of classic and contemporary colors to either match your kitchen or create a splash of color on your countertop. Look into the various KitchenAid mixers models to find the size and features you want. The lighter and more compact KitchenAid Artisan Mini mixer has a smaller footprint and smaller bowl but still features a powerful motor. The standard KitchenAid Artisan mixer, available in the most colors, features a tilt-head design that makes it easy to access the beaters. KitchenAid Professional or Pro-Line mixers feature a bowl-lift design, larger bowls and higher wattage motors for making serious amounts of batters and doughs.