Post # 1
Future Mother-In-Law got us the Kitchenaid Pro mixer for my bridal shower. I was so excited to get it since I love baking but to be honest, I’m a little disappointed in it. For as expensive as this mixer is, I was expecting for it to do more. I don’t know if maybe I got a defective one or something but it doesn’t mix the whole bowl and I find that kind of annoying. When it’s finished mixing, I have to remove it from the stand and finish mixing whatever it didn’t get by hand, which are the sides (not a big deal) and pretty much the whole bottom. The mixer thingy isn’t touching the bottom of the bowl at all. Now, don’t get me wrong, mixing it by hand for a few seconds certainly won’t kill me but I guess I expected a $400+ mixer to do the whole job for me.
Does anyone else have this problem with their Kitchenaid?
Post # 3
Oh, don’t tell me that. I so covet a KA mixer. But that darn $300 price tag makes me balk every time. I, too, would expect it to keep me from having to hand mix anything. I mean, isn’t that the point? I will say, having watched waaaaay too many hours of Food Network, that it does seem common to have to scrape down the sides of lots of things. But, yeah, the not getting to the bottom would bug me too.
Post # 4
Try putting in your liquid first and slowly adding dry ingrediants, just like using a hand mixer you may need to scrape the sides once in a while depending on what you are mixing.
Post # 5
I just got the professional one to replace my 10 year old artisan.
I think they’ve gone with cheaper parts. It’s honestly not as good as my older, better made one. And they rattle now.
To fix your problem they do make a beater that is rubber and scrapes the sides better. I know amazon and BB&B sell it.
Post # 6
I’ve never heard anyone complain about it. I don’t own one, yet, cause of the price tag, but what’s the point in spending all that $$$ if it doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to.
Post # 7
I don’t have that problem with mine, I mean some of the dry ingredients will stick to the bottom a little bit, but then you just turn it off, use a spatula and scrape off the bottom and start the mixer up again. Then it mixes it perfect!
Post # 8
My moms mixer which she got at her wedding 28 years ago is amazing and I covet it. She never has to remix or anything and can make pasta noodles with an attachment. I hope that when I get mine it is as good as hers…
Post # 9
It cant scrape the very bottom or it would ruin the mixing attatchments and wear on the gears. You need to definitly read the manual and give it a secon chance. All mixers will make you scrape the sides and bottom a few times. There is no miracle cure. Just think of it this way, it did the hard work, now you get to do a few easy motions to get it the way it needs to be. Plus you can use this for so much more than just mixing!
Post # 10
@UpstateCait: With any stand mixer, you periodically have to stop and scrape the sides and bottom.
Post # 11
I do not have your style but an artisan series and I do not have that problem at all. FWIW the handle is not suppose to touch the bowl.
Post # 12
@ignatiangal: What she said!
I love my KitchenAid, but it’s not a miracle device. Also, if you use the guard when putting in ingredients, it ususalaly helps.
Post # 13
@dotdotdoodlebot Actually no. My old artisan never needed scraped.
The kitchenaid is still amazing. I bake a ton and I just throw everything in there and it always comes out perfectly. It’s just their parts aren’t that good now. My mom still uses her 30 year old one whereas my friend’s 4 year old one just bit the dust.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
agree with @ignatiangal: it depends on what I make, but it works fine for the most part. Most recipes tell me to periodically scrape the sides down (and so I do).
This is the blade someone else had mentioned http://www.amazon.com/Design-Beater-5-Quart-KitchenAid-Tilt-Head/dp/B0015TMHFG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1316183483&sr=8-5 it comes with different blade colors too (pink, blue, etc)
Post # 15
My mom has one that is 20 years old and it works just the same as my 5 year old one. As PP said, any stand mixer will leave some dry ingredients unmixed at the bottom as you cannot have metal on metal. This is where the spatula sided attachment can come in handy.
Like I said, mine is 5 years old and I use it 2 to 3 times a week and LOVE it. I just registered (and GOT) the big boy, a 6qt one, and plan to keep mine because why not have 2?!?! 🙂
Read the manual – and try using other attachments as suggested. You’ll love it! Dont give up hope! 🙂
Post # 16
if you look in the manuel there is a section about this. you need to lower the pin a little bit so the whisk hits all the sides/bottom of the bowl. good luck!