Choosing The Right Mixer
Gone are the days when a recipe called for so many strokes (by hand),
with a large spoon around and around the bowl when mixing a cake. Choosing the right mixer for cake
batter of any sort.
for Cake Recipes
So, whether you’re mixing a box cake recipe with only three easy steps, or
whipping up one of Granny’s favorite homemade and healthy recipes, you’d be wise to
use a modern day electric mixer. Not only is it much quicker, but it
also is the way to be certain all ingredients are thoroughly mixed
together leaving batter smooth and without lumps of dry flour or mix.
On today’s market, you have plenty of choices as to which mixer would
work best in your kitchen, according to how much cooking and baking you
intend to do. Caterers, chefs, and bakers choose heavy-duty,
freestanding, bowl-mixers. But for the everyday housewife’s kitchen, a
simple hand mixer or wand is sufficient and much less expensive.
Many new cooks wonder why today’s recipes list the speed and minutes one
should use a mixer to blend batters thoroughly yet not over beat…The
answer is simple; UNDER MIXING can result in batter being lumpy and
ingredients not properly mixed together, while OVER MIXING with electric
beaters can, and will, cause unwanted amounts of air to be added to
batter leaving the finished cake full of holes. (Holy cakes may be
suitable for church services or gun rallies, but not so for a family
wanting to just savor the sweet taste of a nice piece of cake.)
If you are more into mixing heavier batters, such as: cookie dough,
candies, or nut based bars and squares, then you will have to buy the
expensive, baker-equipped mixers with paddles and such, or do as
generations before have done― use good old elbow grease. In other words,
Choosing the Right Cake Mixer for You
As mentioned above, there are three basic mixers to choose from…
a) Stand Mixer… expensive and mainly for professional use.
b) Hand Mixer… most common and capable in home kitchens
c) Wand Mixer… for light mixing only
Each cook/homemaker needs to know their particular uses of an electric
mixer before making a final selection. Choosing the right mixer for cake recipes is simple.
There are several brands and prices for any mixer you decide on listed below:
1) Kitchen Aid
2) Cuisinart (pronounced― quee-sin-art)
3) Hamilton Beach
5) Black & Decker
The right mixer for cake recipes,
written by Granny Tam.