Choose The Best Stand Mixer for Baking

A stand mixer is the kitchen appliance that you must have in your kitchen if you’re one who loves to bake or cook! This amazing kitchen gadget does it all, from beating, whipping from kneading to mixing and many others.

K.A stand mixer

Stand mixers are being offered in numerous types, sizes and types today. It’s important for a buyer to find the right stand mixer before to purchasing. To be able to determine what is the best stand mixer on the market, you should consider a number of aspects. The stand mixers’ capacity, design, and the type of food are only a few of the most important things that must be well thought of when looking for a stand mixer.

A good stand mixer has to be powerful. Basically the stand mixer must be able to execute any mixing task. It should present exceptional ability in its mixing task. Any stand mixer isn’t capable of doing its mixing task at an exceptional speed and power is not recommended.

For a stand mixer to have the ability of displaying exceptional performance at mixing, it has to have a powerful motor to enable it. The appliances’ mixing function will purely be dependent upon its motor so this is essentially the most important aspect to look into.

Another factor for buyers would be the size of the bowl that should be offering a reasonable size. The capacity recommended for a stand mixer depends also on the amount of food one needs to cook/bake. Good sized bowls can measure as much as 4.5 to 5 quart that may contain as much as 9 cups of flour. It would really depend on your needs as a baker or a cook in finding the perfect bowl size for your stand mixer. The capacity required for baking for a family is not the same as the quantity required when baking for a big event say for example a party.

The speed settings of a good stand mixer need to be easy to read and recognize. A good stand mixer has to present push buttons that the user can easily press in changing these settings conveniently. The stand mixer should offer an overload reset switch. This is an important safety function. An overload reset button switches off the mixer before it overheats. When the stand mixer overheats while being used, this might end up being dangerous and disastrous for the user. Users can ensure their safety while preparing food with the overload reset function. Any mechanical gadget that relies upon electricity to function will likely overheat when overused or put through heavy load.

A good stand mixer also needs to come with an option hub to connect other optional gadgets. To name a few of these accessories that may work together with a stand mixer include a food grinder, blender and pasta maker. This extra option allows bakers and cooks to maximize their space and organize their cooking environment.

Users should also be able to choose in a variety of colors. This variety of color choices will certainly fit the uniqueness of any individual.

One may buy a stand mixer with a color that blends with the color of the cooking area. Nevertheless, it will all depend on the user’s style, taste and preferences.

You will find loads of stand mixers out there, but to get the best stand mixer, keep in mind that it should posse all the features mentioned previously.


My Baked Chicken

Yesterday, I tried this chicken recipe, yes, it’s wonderful. Detail is on the way:

Baked Chicken

1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup dry potato flakes
1 (3 pound) chicken, skin removed, cut into pieces

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease or line with foil a baking sheet or a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
2. In a medium bowl, combine potato flakes, Parmesan cheese, and garlic salt. Stir until well mixed.
3. Dip chicken pieces into melted butter or margarine, and roll in potato flake mixture to coat. Place in prepared pan.
4. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is tender and golden brown.

My review
My mistake is bake the chicken for a short time, about 12 minutes, I think it’s better to bake the kitchen in foil until about at least 20 minutes. Of course, I’ll try this later with additions: 8 crushed saltine crackers, 1/4 tsp sweet paprika, 1/2 Itailian seasoning, 1/4 tsp salt-free all-purpose seasoning.