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KitchenAid 7 Qt. Commercial Stand Mixer

March 20th, 2013 Comments off

Title : KitchenAid 7 Qt. Commercial Stand Mixer

KitchenAid 7 Qt. Commercial Stand MixerThis KitchenAid Commercial Stand Mixer has a 7 Qt. capacity and is great for preparing cookies, bread, sauces, and more. It comes in a white color and includes a Powerknead™ Spiral Dough Hook, Flat Beater, and a Stainless Steel Wire Whip. Its 10-speed slide control allows for greater customization and versatility. It comes with a high-efficiency DC Motor, and is NSF listed. 7 Qt. capacity White color Includes Powerknead™ Spiral Dough Hook, Flat Beater, & Stainless Steel Wire Whip Professional bowl-lift design 10-speed slide control High-efficiency DC Motor 2-Year Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty NSF Listed Model #: KSM7990WH 6010282

Consumer Review
Love My KitchenAid
This is my third KitchenAid mixer. I’ve upgraded to the nex size each time. This commerical mixer kneads stiff bread dough with ease. However it seems to take longer to whip cream and egg whites. I’ll be using my 6 Qt. for those recipes.

KitchenAid KP26M1XNP Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, Nickel Pearl

March 15th, 2013 Comments off

Title : KitchenAid KP26M1XNP Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, Nickel Pearl
ASIN : B0002Y5X9W

The Professional 600 TM has a powerful motor that is crafted for commercial-style performance, the direct drive, all-steel gear transmission delivers unyielding power for professional results. The mixer can effectively mix up to 14 cups of all-purpose flour per recipe and produce up to 8 pounds of mashed potatoes. The Soft Start mixing feature helps minimize ingredient splatter and flour puff with gentle acceleration to selected speed after start-up. Electronic Speed Sensor monitors operation to maintain precise mixer speed. Commercial-style motor protection automatically shuts off the mixer when overload is sensed to protect the motor. Durable all-steel gears provide reliable service. The mixer includes a 6-quart-capacity stainless-steel mixing bowl with a contoured handle, as well as a professional wire whip, a burnished flat beater, a spiral dough hook, and a one piece pouring shield. Its multipurpose attachment hub with a hinged hub cover flips open to allow for easy installation of attachments. The Professional 600 Series bowl-lift design raises the bowl into the mixing position, and its solid, truly seamless one-piece motor head design is easy to clean and comes in a variety of fashionable colors.
A comparison to the Artisan Mixer
I already own a 5 Qt mixer from the “Artisan Series” but decided to upgrade to this model so that I could make larger batches of bread dough. For my recipe, a single batch is 2 cups of bread flour. I tried making a double batch (4 cups) in my new Pro 600, but after about 15 min. of kneading, the motor just turned off. I thought I had burned it out, but after consulting the instruction manual, it seems this is normal. Normal?! Yes, that’s what it said–all I needed to do was wait for the motor to cool off (it’s also “normal” for it to get so hot it is uncomfortable to touch) for 30 min. and then try again. I find it hard to believe that this mixer could make bread with 14 cups of AP flour, as the box says. Having said that, here are my thoughts on this mixer vs. the “Artisan Series” mixer I already own:

1. The motor consumes over 50% more electricity (and is certainly more noisy) in the pro 600, but how much of that is being converted to extra torque, I’m not really…

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