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How to Choose a KitchenAid Dough Blender
When it comes to making dough for bread, the basic kitchen tool you need is a KitchenAid stand mixer. The other choice is a dough hook, but it tends to irritate those suffering from nut allergies. For people who don't have nut allergies, the only choice left is a dough blender. With so many and Cuisinart models available, choosing the right one can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some things to consider.
What type of work will be done with the dough blenders? If the work will require a rough cutting motion or a delicate scraping, you should consider buying a dough hook. The KitchenAid Artisan Series Dining Range is known for its various attachments.
Is your mixer heavy? Do you need to use heavy duty motors to cut, whip and mix the dough? Consider getting a heavy-duty KitchenAid stand mixer. The KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer for instance offers several different attachments to make dough for pasta, lasagna and other specialty dishes.
Do you want to buy two machines, one for whipping the dough and one to cut it? A KitchenAid stand mixer is versatile and able to do both tasks. This means you will be able to prepare more than one meal at once. One machine will last a lifetime.
Do you plan on using your KitchenAid mixer a lot? If so, you might want to get a KitchenAid Artisan Series 6 quart mixing and processing bowl. These bowls are made of heavy gauge steel and are easily one of the best choices for your KitchenAid machine. In fact, they come with a whisk and hook attachment.
How much control do you need over the mixing and processing of the dough? If you need more control, you should consider getting a KitchenAid Artisan Series 8 quart mixing and processing bowl. You can combine more than one food item in this bowl.
How much dough do you plan on blending at one time? If you make dough for a lot of projects, you may want to consider getting a KitchenAid Artisan Blender Stands Mixer with multiple settings. Some mixers allow you to blend one cup of all purpose flour, one cup of sugar, four ounces of cream cheese, and one tablespoon of butter. Others have different settings. It depends on what you're going to be doing with your KitchenAid blenders.
Consider the number of blades available with your Kitchen Aid Blenders. You'll want to get a few extra ones just in case you make a mistake or two when using your dough blenders. Some mixers come with two blades, but most come with four. For extra safety, get one with a replaceable blade guard.
The motor that operates your KitchenAid blenders should have a long cord. The longer cord allows for greater control over the speed of the rotary switch, which will determine how long you mix the dough. Also, the longer cord gives you better control over the speed of the motor itself so that you don't accidentally hit the side of the mixer. You need to also take into account how hard or easy it is to move the cord between the stand and the dough blade. The bigger the motor, the easier it will be to move it around.
Another thing to consider is whether or not these mixers have soft blades. Some people like to use them in order to create "pastry" like bread recipes. Other people are not happy with the consistency of the dough produced by these mixers.
In order to determine how well you'll like using the KitchenAid Artisan Series 8 quart mixing and processing bowl, consider whether or not you get one with a non-stick surface. This is important because you'll want to be able to clean this bowl out easily. In addition, you need to make sure that you get one with a long handle. These mixers are big. If you have a smaller hand, you may want to consider getting a smaller bowl.
If you'd prefer to purchase a KitchenAid stand mixer instead of a smaller bowl, there are several models to choose from. The most popular ones all offer many of the same features and advantages. The most notable advantage is probably the fact that the stand mixers come with a whisk. If you don't know how to mix dough, then you definitely need to get a whisk. It can be very difficult to get the mixture just right without a whisk.