It’s a given that any kitchen that makes food “worth its salt” cannot make do without a stand mixer. For those folks who still prefer to do things manually, the truth is that automated devices often tend to get these monotonous (but important) tasks done for you—faster, in a thorough manner, as well as with little or no effort on your part.
Yet there’s another aspect of a stand mixer’s functionality that makes it an excellent choice — the preparation of a wide variety of foods, almost all of which require a certain degree of mixing, whipping, or beating, is made much simpler and takes multitasking to a whole new level.
It should come as no surprise that most professional chefs and housewives have already caught up on the advantages of the stand mixer and are already using it to make their time spent in the kitchen less stressful.
Yet the question that many folks who haven’t jumped “on the bandwagon” yet might ask: What kind of foods are stand mixers best used for?
It wouldn’t be fair to start this list with any other food that doesn’t have to do with flour. Whether you make pasta or bread at home, a stand mixer will greatly reduce your work. Obviously, the more wattage your stand mixer handles, the easier it will be for its user to get the job done.
Thanks to the growing versatility of this device, it has become a serious baker’s choice as well, thanks to its availability in industrial-sized models that come by default with a greater number of attachments.
In other words, there are a large number of pastries and condiments that can be mixed using this device such as dough for bread, cookie batter, and so on and so forth.
This is no different with its compact version for the kitchen as the kinds of foods that you can mix with a stand mixer are numerous as newer versions of stand mixers continue to offer attachments for almost every food that needs to be mixed before being cooked.
However, for starters, the first thing that you can use a stand mixer for in the kitchen, as mentioned earlier, is for kneading dough, beating eggs, or even whipping cream or batter. But that’s not all – thanks to attachments such as a slicer-shredder attachment for slicing cucumbers, zucchinis, cheese, carrots, and potatoes, a food grinder attachment, a vegetable strainer attachment, a sausage stuffer attachment, and a juicer attachment for slicing and processing fruits and vegetables for optimal extraction, and so on and so forth.
To be honest, the list of foods that stand mixers work best with is, indeed, a long one. And that list gets longer depending on the number of attachments you buy at a small cost and if you select a newer model.
All in all, an electric stand mixer is probably one of the most useful, efficient, and versatile devices designed for the kitchen.