Post # 1
Ok, so we received a beautiful KitchenAid mixer as a wedding gift but as much as I desired it before getting it, I’m having a really hard time using it! I mean, the usage is pretty basic, BUT I’m having a hard time getting recipes to come out right. These are recipes I’ve made several times before getting the KitchenAid…so I know it’s not me. I mean, obviously it is me..I think I’m over-mixing!
Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have any tips? I think I just get so excited about seeing it in action that I go overboard.
I made a pound cake today and it didn’t rise much and was really dense and just wrong. Classic over-mixing, right?
Post # 3
I don’t know much about over-mixing, but I do know that I’ve loved my KitchenAid Mixer. Maybe the book it comes with can let you know or it has some FAQ. I do know that I made some things and I mixed it longer than I used to do before I had the mixer and it came out better. I’m sorry I’m not really much help.
Post # 4
def over mixing is a problem – i tried to make a light and fluffy sponge cake and ended up with a brick 🙁
Post # 5
The Kitchen Aid is a powerful mixer for sure, and I think somewhere in the manual it tells you that you might have to lessen your mixing time because it does it just SO darn efficiently. If you practice with it a bit you’ll actually get the hang of what the batters should look like without having to put the timer on. Hang in there, they’re really amazing machines!
Post # 6
With my old mixer I had a tendency to multi-task when baking. I would put stuff in, set it to go and start cleaning up or working on the next step. With my KitchenAid, I can’t multitask or I over-mix!
Also, make sure you do things in the correct order. When it says to mix the wet and dry ingredients separately and then slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet – do it!