There are a few kitchen tools that I’m really thankful that I own. One of the best items for any baker is a Kitchenaid stand mixer. You can buy it from Amazon here, Even at the list price of $429.99 it is worth every penny! There are many reasons why a stand mixer is an amazing purchase but here are some of my favorite reasons.
1. Its easier than beating by hand.
This has to be the number 1 reason, even if you compare it to a hand mixer it is soo much easier. Just dump all the ingredients into the bowl and then walk away. Occasionally scraping down the sides if you need to. Can it get any easier than that? You don’t even have to stand there which gets me to number 2.
2. You can do other things while it is mixing.
If you are trying to justify the investment this is one major way that it helps save you time and therefore money. If you can do other things while your ingredients are mixing then you can save yourself time. It’s like cloning yourself, without all the philosophical or ethical issues! It’s very similar to how you can have many burners going at once while cooking. With multiple mixers you can mix many recipes at the same time!
3. Its faster than mixing by hand
So if we were to compare this to the extreme of mixing by hand with a whisk. I can usually make whipped cream in about 2 minutes. Pretty good although I’ll probably be pretty tired afterwards. In a stand mixer I can whip cream in around 1 minute. That’s 50% less time, which may not seem like much, but if you take that over the course of all the whipped cream you will ever make, not to mention harder whipping tasks. You add up to a real time savings. Its like those life hacks where you save 1 minute by bushing your teeth while filling a bath. Over your baking life you’ll have saved so much time!
Those are my top reasons why I love my stand mixer. What are you waiting for, pick up one for yourself or your favorite baker from Amazon now! Is your stand mixer your favorite kitchen tool or do you have your own favorite? Let me know in the comments below!