For many years I have been doing all of my mixing with Mom’s retro Sunbeam stand mixer. She’s got great style with her stainless steel bullet shaped design. But…I’ve come to learn that style is not everything when it comes to baking.
I was recently gifted a KitchenAid stand mixer! After using it only a few times, I have no idea how I ever baked before. The sheer power and sturdiness of this beast makes me weak in the knees. I can do twice as much in half of the time – I am woman, hear me roar!
Paddle, Whisk or Dough Hook – who knew the magic of these three things?
Often I would get frustrated reading a Martha Stewart recipe when she would describe textures of how butter and sugar should look after a good creaming. Beaten egg yolks were described as looking like a light lemon curd – not mine. That was nearly impossible with my Sunbeam.
My kids would laugh at me when I would stick my hand mixer in the Sunbeam in order to get that extra boost when making Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Laugh no more – now that I am fitted with the proper mixer. Surely, there are other great mixers on the market, but for me – my new love is my Kitchen Aid!
KitchenAid, are you getting all this?