Here you can find recipes for your stand mixer, read reviews of the best mixers, and find helpful tips to make baking easier.
The price of a stand mixer may seem a little high to you, but by making this investment, you’ll save money. The cost of prepackaged treats and snacks keeps rising higher and higher. By making your own, depending on the size and make-up of your family, you could save as much as 30% on your food bill. At that rate, you will recoup your investment within the first year of owning it.
Kids love to have treats in their lunches. Think of what that costs you. The average box of granola bars costs you $4-$5 dollars… For $1.50 you could have three times as many granola bars, and without all the preservatives and additives that go into the commercial products. Just throw the ingredients into your mixer, spread the mixed ingredients on a baking sheet, and bake. Twenty minutes later…you’re done! Healthier and cheaper! Think how much better you’ll feel giving your kids wholesome foods without the cancer causing chemicals!
Ready made pizza crust costs $2.00 or more. You can make your own for pennies. With a kitchen machine like this, it’s a breeze to make your own pizza crust! Just place the ingredients in the mixing bowl, attach the dough hook, and 5 minutes later you have a smooth, elastic dough that bakes up beautifully!
Health is a good reason to invest in a kitchen stand mixer. You can control the fat and salt that go into your food. You can have food without preservatives and additives that could be responsible for future health problems. I’ve recently started a gluten-free diet and know how difficult it can be to find foods that meet my dietary requirements. The stores don’t have much of a selection. The gluten-free products they do have are priced three times higher than the same product that isn’t certified gluten-free. By baking my own gluten-free products, I’m not only saving money but have a wider variety of foods to choose from!
Foods you make yourself taste better! There’s nothing like biting into warm chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. Or smelling the irresistible aroma of a fresh apple pie baking in the oven! Fresh baked bread is like pure heaven! With the optional attachments that are available for many of the best mixers you can easily make your own sausage, pasta, and ice cream too.
Mixing ingredients by hand can be tedious, back-breaking work. Even with an electric hand mixer, things are harder than they need to be. Holding a hand mixer for 5 minutes, while beating egg whites to get a meringue to form stiff peaks, can seem like an eternity! Kneading bread dough gives me sore arms. With a stand mixer, you just put in the ingredients, and it does all the work for you. Leaving you free to do other things. Like, sitting down with a cup of coffee. You’ll love how easy cooking and baking can be!
If you enjoy entertaining a stand mixer should be part of your kitchen essentials! Believe me, it’s no easy task preparing food for a big group of people. Ever try making appetizers for 50 people? Even a dinner party for 6 can take a lot of preparation. Before I had a mixer it would take me a week to get ready. By the time the event came, I was too tired to enjoy it. Now, I start my prep the day before and still have energy to enjoy the party! Why not make it easy on yourself, so you still have the energy to enjoy your party?
Think of all the work that goes into the perennial bake sales your kids ask you to contribute to. I have two boys a year apart in age. Twice every school year, the school schedules bake sales for fund raising. That’s a lot of cupcakes and cookies! Using a stand mixer has made it so much easier. I can make large quantities of cupcakes or cookies all at once, instead of having to make several small batches. Doing 4-6 dozen cupcakes all in one batch can save a lot of dish washing, measuring, and time. I’ve saved loads of time!
No need to be concerned about the space needed for a stand mixer. Most will take only one square foot of counter space. They are designed to easily fit under your upper cupboards. They come in an array of colors to match your decor, and can even be customized to suit your personality.
With the savings in food cost you can expect when you make your own baked goods, one of these mixers will pay for itself in the first year. They are made to last, so the savings will continue to add up.
From my own experience, cheaper mixers just don’t last. They may work well at first, but six months down the road… they’ll be smoking, useless junk. With good quality mixers like these, you’ll get many years of enjoyment!
You’ll find cooking so much easier, you’ll think of it as fun! Your family will be happy too. There’s nothing like the smell and taste of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! And… you’ll still have time and energy to enjoy time with your family and friends!
The health benefits alone are a good reason to make your own foods. No preservatives or additives, less fat, less salt and sugar. For diabetics, or people watching their sugar intake, there are lots of free recipes that use sugar substitutes available on-line.
Money savings, time savings, less effort, better health, and better food. Who wouldn’t want that?
Reviews of the Best Mixers
This is the lowest priced model Kitchenaid makes. Perfect for the new cook and for smaller kitchens.
This model has a bigger motor and a larger bowl. It comes in a
wide assortment of colors to match your decor. A better choice for the more seasoned cook or someone that entertains frequently.
Made for the professional with a powerful motor (575 watts) and a large bowl with 6 quart capacity. Durable all metal construction.
KitchenAid is very versatile with many attachments to choose from including; an ice cream maker attachment, a pasta maker attachment, and a meat grinder/sausage stuffer attachment
A professional mixer with 1,000 watts if power, 12-speeds, and a 7-Quart mixing bowl. Features 12 speeds and a 15 minute timer.
Made for the professional baker this model has 12-speeds, a 10 minute timer, and a unique paddle attachment that eliminates the need for scraping down the bowl.
This mixer uses a belt driven system that is different than the other mixers listed here. This system allows it to easily mix the heaviest of doughs. It is the perfect mixer for bread bakers.
Still concerned about the cost? Check out this article and see how you can use your stand mixer to make you money! Earn Money With A Home Baking Business
Take some time to check out my Stand Mixer Recipes You’ll find lots of great recipes! Everything from cakes and cookies to meatloaf and pulled chicken! Yum!