Stand Mixers: 7 Reasons Why You Need One

Whether you’re new to kitchen or looking for a new way to prepare your food and baking ingredients, you’ve probably heard of a stand mixer. But what exactly can a stand mixer do and how can it help you in the kitchen? In this post you’ll find out all about the benefits they can bring as well as ways you can use them that may not be commonly known. Keep reading to find out more!

Stand mixer

1. Effortless Mixing

Stand mixers are the best and easiest way to mix your ingredients. Mixing by hand can be tiring and leave you with a sore arm, but with your trusty stand mixer, that will be a thing of the past. You can set you mixer to your preferred setting and let it get on with it, leaving you free to get on with any other prep or tasks until it has finished.

Chocolate cookie mixture

2. Get a Perfect Mixture

As well as being hard work, hand mixing can also sometimes lead to a mixture that will just about do. Stand mixers are powerful machines that are regimented to plough through the ingredients in a coordinated manor that gives you the perfect mixture time and time again. There will be no more clumps or clusters of ingredients for you to spend time trying to break up. Instead, you can just leave the stand mixer to it while you get on with the important bits.

Whipped cream

3. Attachments for Many Uses

The attachments that come with a stand mixer allow it to be used for a multitude of things. They come with whisks, beaters and dough hooks, making the perfect baking arsenal for any recipe. You’ll never have to try and repurpose another utensil ever again as you’ll always have the right tools for the job.

Stand mixer attachments

4. Baking Will Make Less Mess

Baking is infamous for being messy, especially if you’re using ingredients that can end up absolutely everywhere. That’s where stand mixers come in once again, making the clean up after baking a whole lot easier. The splash guard that comes with our mixers prevents the contents from flinging out, minimising wastage and mess on the counter. Once you’re finished using it, all you’ll need to do is dismantle the mixer and wash it up.

kneading dough

5. It Makes Great Kitchen Decor

You may not use your stand mixer all of the time, but we can guarantee that you’ll want to keep it on the kitchen counter just for the sheer aesthetic that it produces. As they’re an attractive piece of equipment, you’ll want to make sure it is always on show. As you won’t be storing it you’ll save on cupboard space too!

Victoria sponge cake in front of stand mixer

6. Not Just for Baking

People usually get a stand mixer if they have a love for baking, but they can actually be used for so much more. Because of their impressive capabilities, they can be used for mixing meatballs, shredding meat and mashing potatoes with ease. With so many ways for it to be used, you may find yourself using your mixer a lot more than you thought.

Mashed potato on whisk

7. It Will Last for Many Years

Stand mixers are extremely reliable machines and are created using durable materials and mechanisms. Because they have a very sturdy design and powerful motors, they will serve you as your trusty sidekick in the kitchen for many years to come.

Cookie mixture on whisk

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