Whether you’re an avid or amateur home cook, a trusty stand mixer is a kitchen essential. In a nutshell, it helps take the load off preparing your favourite recipes (or trying out new ones!) by doing all the heavy lifting for you. And when it comes to top-of-the-line mixers, KitchenAid immediately comes to mind.
Established in 1919, KitchenAid is synonymous with high-quality kitchen appliances, particularly the stand mixer, and they’re celebrating their 100th birthday this year! To mark the momentous occasion, the renowned brand is debuting a 100 Year Limited Edition Queen of Hearts Collection, featuring their iconic Stand Mixer and Food Chopper in a brand-new and energetic Passion Red hue.
The stand mixer also boasts a unique trimband featuring hundreds of miniature red hearts and a 100-year logo. With sleek chrome accents, it adds flair to your countertop too!
But it doesn’t just look good; trusted by generations of home cooks and chefs alike, this kitchen workhorse is a versatile, multipurpose appliance that can do so much more than whipping and mixing.
Here are five things you didn’t know you could do with the KitchenAid stand mixer, plus other KitchenAid appliances that will make your life easier:
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1. Knead Dough For Pizzas And Bread
Love the smell of freshly-baked bread but hate the idea of kneading dough by hand? The KitchenAid Stand Mixer takes all the mystery out of the bread-making process, thanks to the dough hook attachment which is designed to knead, stretch and mix yeast dough without you having to lift a finger. The mixer features 10 optimised speeds to deliver more precise results with virtually no power loss between the motor and attachments, while 59 touchpoints around the bowl ensure that your ingredients will be evenly mixed throughout.
2. Make Fresh Pasta
Fresh, homemade pasta is so satisfying to tuck into. The KitchenAid stand mixer makes creating your favourite pasta dishes much easier, without the need for a pasta machine. After kneading pasta dough in the mixing bowl, simply switch to a pasta attachment to roll and cut your pasta. Great for days when you’re feeling a little fancy, or when you want to make big batches to store in the freezer.
3. Churn Ice Cream
On a really hot day, how about treating yourself and your household to delicious and refreshing homemade ice cream? You can do so in minutes with the KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment. Have fun experimenting with all kinds of flavour combinations with your favourite ingredients, from classic chocolate, vanilla or strawberry to unique ones like sea salt caramel, lychee and more. A tip to keeping your ice cream really cold? Freeze the mixing bowl overnight.
4. Sift And Weigh Ingredients Hands-Free
Baking is a science, and human error can sometimes make or break a recipe. Take the guesswork (and effort) out of weighing and sifting ingredients with the Sifter + Scale attachment that lets you do both at once, saving you countertop space too. The sifter automatically incorporates ingredients gradually into the mixing bowl 4.8 L stainless steel mixing bowl, while a built-in weighing machine measures ingredients precisely.
5. Make Homemade Ground Beef/Sausage
Not a fan of processed sausages and ham, but the kids do? Control what goes into your meats by creating your own homemade sausages and patties with the meat grinder attachment. To prevent the mixture from getting heated up, it’s good to use meat that’s not been totally defrosted yet, so it’s still quite frozen. Psst, you can also shred chicken or pork easily by using the regular paddle attachment, no forks needed.
Continue reading for more handy KitchenAid gadgets that can help you save time in the kitchen:
Blend And Puree With Ease
From pureeing baby food to whipping up smoothies and soup, turn to the KitchenAid 2 Speed Hand Blender 5KHB1231G that offers convenience and effort-free blending. It’s also quiet, thanks to an advanced motor, and comes with a 700-ml BPA-free blending jar that doubles up as a storage container. Plus, it’s available in five different colours like Lavender Cream and Guava Glaze! At $119 (UP $169).
Blitz Ingredients In A Pinch
With 11 speed settings (and pulse function), power up your next meal with the KitchenAid Powerplus Blender 5KSB8270B that makes healthy, nutritious eating a breeze. It works to blitz even the toughest ingredients like frozen fruits and fibrous veggies easily, and its 1.6-litre BPA-free Thermal Control Jar can blend and heat soup in just five minutes. At $1,499 (UP $1,999).
Cut And Chop Food Effortlessly
Take the load off chopping, slicing and even shredding ingredients with the compact but powerful KitchenAid 7 Cup Food Processor Plus 5KFP0719. Three speed options (high, low and pulse) make all the cutting and slicing more precise, and it comes with four different blades and discs for more versatile prep work. Coming soon, price unavailable.
Make Cold Brew Coffee (Or Tea)
Enhance your afternoon tea break with a refreshing cold-brewed cuppa made with KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker KCM4212SX. It slowly steeps coffee grounds or tea leaves over 12 to 24 hours, giving you a smoother, richer and more satisfying drink whenever you want. It can make up to 14 servings at a time too, so break it out when you have guests coming over. At $199 (UP $259).
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Get your hands on the KitchenAid Queen Of Hearts Collection (100 Year Limited-Edition Stand Mixer 5KSM150HBSD + Food Chopper 5KFC3516HBSD) at just $1,015 (UP $1,798), while stocks last. Available at selected retailers: Courts Megastore, TANGS Department Store, Harvey Norman (Millenia Walk, Northpoint City, and Parkway Parade), and KitchenAid Official Store on Lazada.
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