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Stand mixer tools
Whether we call it a stand mixer, food processor, or simply refer to it by brand (Kenwood, KitchenAid, etc.), this machine is a valuable tool for amateur cooks, bakers or pastry chefs like ourselves.


All these machines come supplied with 3 different tools. Let’s take a look at their names and functions.
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Stand mixer tools

1: Whisk

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Made up of lots of thin metal wires, this is mainly intended for whipping, to liquefy, mix and, above all, incorporate air with its rapid movement. Typical examples: beating egg whites or whipping cream.
So this is a tool that needs to turn at high speed, in mixtures that are very fluid, to be most effective.

2: Flat beater

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This beater has a flat "paddle" shape, hence the name, and is intended for thorough, even mixing. Typical example: cake batter.
It needs to run at slow or medium speed in mixtures that can be either fluid or moderately thick.

Note: In Kenwood terminology, this tool is called a "K beater".

3: Dough hook

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In the form of a single metal arm shaped like a sort of twisted hook, this is intended for kneading firm doughs. Typical examples: bread or brioche dough.
It needs to run at the mixer’s slowest speed possible so as not to spoil the dough.

To sum up : With these 3 tools you can do practically everything you need for cooking, or baking bread, cakes and pastries. You just need to choose the right tool for the job.


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