How To Use KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer


Kitchen Aid is an extremely well-known brand
internationally when it comes to stand-mixers and other kitchen appliances. Almost a century old name, it is used and
preferred by most pastry chefs and bakers across the world. In this video let us see how to use a KitchenAid
stand mixer. You can also read a detailed post on this
on my blog, link in the description box below the video. Broadly speaking, KitchenAid stand mixers
come in Tilt-head and Bowl-lift models. Made in the USA, these are made entirely of
die cast metal, so extremely sturdy and durable. You can choose these from a wide range of
more than15 colors. The stand mixers come with a 5 year warranty
on domestic use and 1 year warranty on commercial use. This is the Artisan 5 Quart tilt head model,
300 watts power, comes with a 4.8 L bowl. The Artisan Mini model comes with a 3.3 L
bowl WITH 250 WATTS POWER. The 500 watt bowl lift heavy duty model is
more powerful, comes with a bigger 6.9 L mixing bowl. There is a professional bowl lift model as
well. There is also a 4.8 L bowl lift model . There is also a 4.8 L bowl lift model which
comes with 2 mixing bowls. Please do read the manual for more technical
specifications. The stainless steel bowl has a handle, which
makes it easy to shift and move it around. You could also go in for a glass mixing bowl
which is available in 3 different glass textures. In the tilt head models, as the name suggests,
you can tilt the motor head back and forth. This makes fixing the attachments easier and
gives better access to the mixing bowl. The Artisan 5 Quart stand mixer comes with
5 accessories. A paddle or flat beater, dough hook, these
are both nylon coated, a stainless steel wire whip with 6 wires, the pouring shield and
stainless steel mixing bowl. More on these later in the video. The wire whip of the professional model has
11 wires, the hook and paddle are all steel. You can also check the paddle which comes
with a flexible silicone scraper as an additional accessory. The dough hook, paddle and whip rotate in
the mixing bowl with a 59 point planetary mixing action, helping ingredients mix thoroughly. This is the pouring shield, you can fit on
the bowl, pour in ingredients and mix without any mess. This again is an additional accessory for
some models. This
is the lever which helps you tilt and lock or release the motor head. Here is the speed control lever with speed
levels going from 1 to 10. This is the attachment hub to fit more than
10 optional attachments such as the pasta maker, ice cream maker, spiralizer and more. So apart from baking, you can use the stand
mixer for a whole lot of everyday cooking too. Please check the KA website for more details
on these. Ideally, the dough hook, paddle and whip should
not hit the bottom or sides of the bowl when you run the mixer or they will wear out. It should not be too far away from the bowl
either. This is called as beater to bowl clearance. This screw here is for adjusting the height
of the beater if necessary. If we have to fit one of these attachments,
We first need to slide the locking lever to the unlock position, hold it in the UNLOCK
position and tilt the motor head. Makes it easy to fit the attachment. When you tilt the head, the lever goes to
the lock position automatically, so the head stays tilted. Similarly, to lower the motor head, again
unlock and gently lower it. The locking lever will automatically go into
locked position. Please remember, the mixer needs to be in
locked position when you use it. We will tilt the head back. Now we can slip the attachment on the beater
shaft, push it up and turn it right to hook it over this pin here, much like you would
fix a light bulb. To unlock, press the attachment upward and
turn left. Then pull it away. Now the bowl. Place it on the plate here, gently turn it
clockwise to lock it into position. Turn counter clockwise to unlock. Now the stand mixer is ready to use. It is recommended to start the mixer on low
speed and then gradually move to higher speed levels. Usually, low speed is used for stirring and
mixing, folding in ingredients. Medium speed for kneading and creaming, high
speed for whipping eggs, cream etc. But please follow recipe instructions always. Read my post for more details. Always stop the mixer if you have to scrape
the batter down at any point of time. About the accessories the dough hook is basically
used for kneading dough, for bread, pizza and of course dough for making roti, naan,
samosa patti etc. There may be exceptions though. So follow recipe instructions always. The temperature of yeast dough rises as it
is mixed, so if you bake a lot with sticky dough such as focaccia, you may want to check
the ice water jacket attachment useful, it helps to keep the dough at the optimal temperature. The paddle attachment is normally used to
make cake batter and cookie dough. You can also make really good flaky pastry. Stay tuned for these recipes coming up soon! Sometimes, the paddle attachment is also used
for mixing bread dough with a high proportion of liquid. Also, if mixing small amounts of dough in
the stand mixer, the paddle attachment works better as it reaches closer to the bottom
of the bowl. Experiment and stick to whatever works best
for you. The whisk is used when you want to incorporate
air, when you whip eggs, egg whites and cream. I have used a hand mixer for a very long time
and I can tell you that the volume to which the eggs can be whipped in the stand mixer
is something you can’t really achieve with a hand mixer. That volume helps make your cakes and bakes
lighter. So making larger batches of meringue, macarons,
buttercream, and genoise is a whole lot less effort, the end product better when you use
a stand mixer. The motor head will feel warm or even hot
when you use it for heavy loads or prolong the mixing time. This is normal, not to worry. The machine is very sturdy, easy to use and
maintain. It is a real workhorse. The stand mixer makes the baking process so
much easier as the machine takes care of the hard work. As you go, you will find it a joy because
you can move on to getting your other ingredients ready, the stand mixer leaves you totally
hands-free. But when you mix stiff dough, the stand mixer
may walk on the counter, so do not walk away from the machine. But of course there will be the learning curve
and you will need to figure out what works best for you for various recipes. I will keep updating about the Stand mixer
on my blog. You can call the KA helpline for any queries
and help. Please do share this video if you found it
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