Whether you like to make biscuits, cakes, bread, pasta or some other recipe which requires heavy mixing, a KitchenAid Professional Stand Mixer may make life at the kitchen a lot simpler. But while it comprises all-metal building, a high-efficiency engine and a 5-year limited guarantee, you might encounter issues with your mixer which impede its operation or cause concern. You may resolve some issues on your own, while some might require help from KitchenAid. Being able to discern the difference between the two will help save time when you are ready to mix.
In case your KitchenAid Stand Mixer doesn’t function when you turn it on, then there’s probably an issue with all the power. Check to confirm that the appliance is plugged into a grounded, 3-prong outlet. Do not use an adapter or extension cord with your stand mixer. When it is plugged in but still doesn’t operate, the outlet might not be usable. Check your home’s fuse box or circuit breaker; replace a blown fuse or reset the breaker if necessary. If your mixer is plugged in to a working outlet and won’t operate, contact KitchenAid for assistance.
Mixer Hot To Touch/Strange Smells
During operation, your stand mixer might become warm to the touch. If you’re mixing heavy loads for an extended period of time, the mixer might actually become so hot that it is uncomfortable to touch the surface of the appliance. In addition, your mixer may give off a strong odor during use, especially when the electrical motor is new. Both the heat and the scent are part of normal operation, nor signal a problem with your stand mixer.
Beater At Incorrect Height
Your Kitchen Aid Professional Stand Mixer is corrected in the factory to make sure that its own beater only calculates the bottom of the mixing bowl. If your beater hits the base of the bowl or is too far from the underside, you can easily adjust its height. Turn off the mixer and unplug it from the outlet. Tilt the motor head back and then turn the screw in the middle of this motor mind’s base counterclockwise to increase the beater or clockwise to lower the beater. Check to confirm that the beater just closes the underside surface of the bowl; even if you turn the screw too far in either direction, the motor head might not lock in position when it is lowered.
Mixtures Do Not Combine
Should you find that your mixture isn’t blending or coming together properly in your stand mixer, you’re probably using an incorrect speed. The slowest setting, stir, is for combining, mashing, and beginning all mixing procedures, such as when you are adding dry ingredients to wet ingredients or fluids into dry ingredients. Speed 2, slow mixing, is for slow mixing and quicker stirring. Use it for heavy batters, cutting shortening into flour, making candy, beginning to mash potatoes, and mixing and kneading yeast dough. Rate 4 is for mixing and beating semi-heavy batters like biscuits; combining sugar and shortening; adding sugar to egg whites for meringue; and consequently a medium rate for cake batters. Rate 6 is for beating, creaming and whipping. You can use it to finish mixing cake, doughnut and other batters. Rate 8 is for fast beating and beating, so it is ideal for whipping cream, creamy egg and cedar whites. Rate 10 is for fast whipping small amounts of egg whites or cream. You may also adjust the speed control lever between these settings to rates 3, 5, 7 and 9 if you have to generate a finer adjustment.