Common Mistakes When Using a Stand Mixer

Common Mistakes When Using a Stand Mixer

There are some common mistakes people might make when using a stand mixer and when they're in a rush to mix ingredients or change attachments, they may forget to put on a splash guard because they can't find the right one. To improve food quality and keep the kitchen neat and tidy, follow the proper uses of a stand mixer and avoid these mistakes in below: 

Not Staring at The Correct Speed

When you start mixing the ingredients together, it is better that you start the mixing process on a lower setting. Those ingredients you just put in haven't been mixed together properly, which means they could fly out of the bowl and splash on you and the whole kitchen. So please remember to always start at a slower pace before gradually increasing.

Not Using The Pouring Shield

Even if you start at a slower pace, you still run the risk of throwing ingredients out of the bowl. To prevent this, attach a pouring shield to your mixer. Whether you're using the slowest or highest speed, the shield will stop the raw materials from cluttering up the kitchen.

Not Checking Mixing Bowl Clearance

Always make sure the attachment is firmly in the ingredients you mix. A gap that's too high will mean that most of the batter is unmixed and unsuitable for baking, while a gap that's too low will just scratch the bottom of the mixing bowl and potentially damage the attachment. Whether you are using a small mixer or an industrial dough mixer, you should know how to adjust the gap before using your mixer.

Not Choosing The Suitable Attachments

There are three different types of attachments: a flat beater, a wire whip, and a dough hook. Each has its own specific purpose. A flat beater is best for mixing cookie dough and batter, while a wire whip is designed for whipping frosting, heavy cream and eggs. The dough hook is designed for kneading bread dough. Pay attention to which recipes require which attachments. Using the wrong accessories can damaged those tools or affect the food quality.

Not Knowing Your Stand Mixer

The best way to avoid these mistakes people make when using a stand mixer is to thoroughly review the mixer's owner's manual. Depending on the model, it may have limitations that you don't know about and only apply to that specific model. Knowing your own stand mixer, and understanding the common mistakes of each mixer, will improve the quality of your food and ensure that everything is working properly.

If you have any questions about stand mixers or other kitchen appliances, please feel free to leave a comment or send an email directly to We may consider discussing this topic and answering your questions in a future blog.

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