If you’re a baking aficionado, a stand mixer will definitely be one of the main tools you’ll be using in the kitchen. Besides the light-duty whipping of icings and creams for your pastries, you’ll have to make sure that your stand mixer can muscle through the process of mixing and kneading the dough. This heavy-duty work has caused the demise of many stand mixers – little wonder, since their metal gears are held together by brittle plastic housings. For stand mixers to stand up to this, it’ll have to be powerful, yet tough enough to withstand the strain from these heavy-duty jobs.
It is in this area that KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer shines. This macho stand mixer boasts an all-metal assembly – gone are the days where the mixer breaks down because of the cheap plastic housings used, because they have been replaced with a durable, tough metal gearbox. Don’t worry about this stand mixer breaking down from kneading your dough, because it is tough enough to withstand whatever you throw into its 6 Quartmixingbowl.
Yes, the mixing bowl’s total volume stands at a whopping 6 Quarts! Gone are the days where you mix your water and flour in batches – you’ll be able to mix 8 pounds’ worth of mashed potato, and up to 13 dozen cookies! That’s what I call heavy-duty!
Besides its extremely-large appetite, the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer boasts a 575-watt motor within its majestic metallic frame. You might be a proud proponent of manually kneading your dough with your hands, but this monster can definitely kneaddough as well as you do! In addition, this stand mixer offers planetary mixing technology, which ensures that even the ingredients that are near the sides of the mixing bowlare mixed properly. This is achieved by moving the mixing bowl in an anti-clockwise direction, while the mixer itself moves around the mixing bowl in a clockwise direction.
It’s not just suited for heavy-duty work. The KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer comes with a 10-speed mixing speed control, allowing you to go ultra-fast when whipping cream or beating eggs, or go slow but powerful when kneading 8-pounds worth of bread dough.
- A wire whip for whipping up fluffier cream
- A metal flat beater to mash up potatoes as your side-dish
- A spiral dough hook which slices through the dough while mixing to ensure a well-kneaded dough
There are other attachments as well, but you’ll have to buy it from KitchenAid separately.
Worried that the intensive mixing and beating will cause stray pieces of dough or whipped cream to escape the mixing bowl? KitchenAid has foreseen this, and included a pouring shield to prevent such occurrences. If you need to add ingredients to the mixing bowl, there’s a chute for you to pour the ingredients through.
KitchenAid has always been known to produce one of the best baking wares in the market and the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer just serves to prove KitchenAid’s reputation in the market. Although it might be overkill for casual bakers who’re just looking for that small weekend baking session, professional bakers will find this monstrous beauty’s allure hard to resist, with all its functionality waiting to be exploited by them.