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22 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Tips & Troubleshooting Help
Posted By Tipnut On August 15, 2012 @ 11:40 am In Kitchen Tips | 77 Comments
I love my KitchenAid and although I haven’t had any problems with it yet (knock on wood), I decided to put together a page full of tips and tricks that I’ve bookmarked from around the web so I have them on hand “just in case”.
So far there are basic maintenance solutions and fixes but I’ve also found a few neat ideas to try (such as shredding chicken, pulled pork, making homemade butter, etc.).
If you’re a lucky duck who has an old workhorse mixer that just won’t quit (pre-1986) and it’s getting a bit beat up, you’ll find a tutorial for how to take it apart and repaint it so it looks shiny new again.
Is there a goody I missed? Please feel free to share your experience in the comments section below. I’ll be adding more helpful ideas to this page as I find them so you may want to bookmark it for reference.
PS: Don’t miss the appliance cover tutorials I have listed on this page , these will help keep the machine dust-free.
Leaking Grease Fix : (video) This can happen if it sits too long between uses.
Shredding Cooked Chicken : Uses the cookie paddle attachment and takes just a few seconds!
Use The Dough Hook For Meatloaf : (can also use the paddle) The result is a finer textured meatloaf that holds its shape well.
Dump In All Dry Ingredients At Once : (instead of incrementally) No more fussing with trying to add scoops of flour!
Brown Ooze Around The Drip Ring : (alternative fix to leaking grease mentioned above) Turn on Speed 10 for 2 minutes then wipe up any oil.
Roll It On Marbles : (comment from January 7, 2009) Remove the 5 rubber feet at the bottom and replace them with marbles. Rest on a dry sponge to avoid it sliding off counter.
DIY Fixes : Covers a few issues such as oil leaking, overheating, working with non-KitchenAid recipes and overkneading.
Kneading Advice For Various Flours : The time difference between white flour; part white flour; whole grain flours.
Easy Pulled Pork : Cut meat into 2 pound pieces (removing excess fat & the bone first) and use the dough hook for 20-30 seconds at a time.
Hand Painted Designs Gallery : No tutorials here but wow! these are too beautiful not to share. Lots of inspiration if you’re planning a makeover.
Make Your Own Flour : Requires the grain mill attachment, Chef Adam Kaye states that recipes will take on a whole new dimension.
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URLs in this post:
 listed on this page: http://tipnut.com/appliance-covers/
 How To Grease It: http://artisanbreadbaking.com/ka_greasing/
 Leaking Grease Fix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eKHVvNX5eY
 Converting Bread Machine Recipes: http://www.milehimama.com/convert-bread-machine-recipe-to-kitchenaid-wfmw/
 Shredding Cooked Chicken: http://simplyhealthyfam.blogspot.ca/2010/05/shredded-chicken-bbq-sandwiches.html
 How To Adjust The Beater: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNwhrqJVkYc
 Use The Dough Hook For Meatloaf: http://community.tasteofhome.com/community_forums/f/30/p/183783/185134.aspx#185134
 Drape A Towel Over The Bowl: http://www.thekitchn.com/tip-drape-a-kitchen-towel-over-103429
 Dump In All Dry Ingredients At Once: http://www.thekitchn.com/tip-for-kitchenaid-users-dump-130621
 Head Wiggles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qioHm1PQns
 Brown Ooze Around The Drip Ring: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/811843
 How To Paint It: http://youcraftmeup.blogspot.ca/2010/06/kitchenaid-makeover.html
 Roll It On Marbles: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/331194
 Make It Easy To Slide: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/07/28/kitchen-tip-tuesday-random-ideas-for-your-kitchenaid-mixer/
 DIY Fixes: http://judysbakeryandtestkitchen.blogspot.ca/2010/07/kitchenaid-mixer-tips.html
 Make Butter: http://www.thekitchn.com/tip-make-butter-by-the-pound-i-97984
 Kneading Advice For Various Flours: http://sharealikecooking.blogspot.ca/2012/01/kitchen-aid-mixers-kneading-tips.html
 Pin “Won’t Push In” Fix: http://community.tasteofhome.com/community_forums/f/30/p/365520/366871.aspx#366871
 Easy Pulled Pork: http://community.tasteofhome.com/community_forums/f/30/p/256582/257933.aspx#257933
 How To Cream Butter & Sugar: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/758476
 Hand Painted Designs Gallery: http://www.un-amore.com/alldesignsgallery.html
 DIY Splash Guard: http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2011/04/splash-guard-west-texas-style/
 Make Your Own Flour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ollarMpW9YA
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