There are quite a few ways you can get the most out of your Kitchen Aid, including the variety of tools that comes with it. Today, we’re going to explore how to know which Kitchen Aid beater to use when whipping delicious treats in the kitchen and for your home!
How to Know Which Kitchen Aid Beater To Use
As you know, your Kitchen Aid mixer is capable of all sorts of tricks! Whether you are making a savory appetizer or sweet dessert, your Kitchen Aid mixer has the perfect attachment for getting the job done. The trick is, knowing which attachment to use and when. For many, this can be a daunting task as many people aren’t familiar with which attachment does what. Look below where we have compiled a list of how to know which Kitchen Aid beater to use for various cooking situations. This way, you can always be sure you have the right attachment for your needs.
Let’s explore the four main attachments that come with most Kitchen Aid mixers and mixers in general.
These will be your most used/basic attachments.
The Standard Wire Whip. This is the wired/whisk type attachment. This attachment is ideal for items that need to be fluffed and whipped. Some items you may wish to use the wire whip with include: eggs, mayo, whip cream, light and fluffy/whipped frosting. To care for your wire whip, always rinse and wash by hand as they are delicate and don’t fare in the dishwasher well.
The Standard Flat Beater. This attachment is flat without any dimension to it. It is ideal for heavy mixing. Some of the items you may wish to use the flat beater on include: mashed potatoes, cake batter, brownie batter, pancake and waffle batter, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed cauliflower, meatloaf. Your flat beater can be washed by hand or placed in the dishwasher. Just make sure you always dry the attachment thoroughly before storing because rusting and peeling can occur.
The Standard Dough Hook. The dough hook looks exactly like a hook. Easy enough! It is used for dough/bread items that need heaving kneading and mixing. Some of the items you may wish to use the dough hook with include: bread dough, pizza dough, bread desserts. Your dough hook can be washed by hand or placed in the dishwasher. Just make sure you always dry the attachment thoroughly before storing.
The Standard Flex Edge. This attachment is much like the flat beater except it as a softened edge. It is ideal for items that can stick to the side of your mixing bowl. Some items you may wish to use the flex edge on include “sticky” items like recipes with cream cheese, lots of butter, or sticky sauces. Your flex edge beater can and should be washed by hand. Make sure you always dry the attachment thoroughly before storing as mold can grow in the flex edge crevice if you aren’t careful.
For a beginner, these are the four main attachments you will use on a regular basis. They are perfect for daily meals and food preparations and can handle most mixing jobs with ease! Consider these uses for these Kitchen Aid mixer attachments and see how beneficial they can be to your meal prep.
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