Food mixers are a highly useful, versatile tool to have in your kitchen. They’re often used in baking, and as this hobby is growing in popularity, food mixers are becoming more useful than ever. You can buy a number of different products from various retailers and brands, so it’s worth doing some research to make sure that you’re choosing the right product for you.
Mixers come in a range of shapes and sizes, from small hand-held devices to stand mixers big enough for commercial use. The one you choose will very much depend upon what you want to use it for and how much you want to spend – a hand-held mixer will be significantly cheaper than a stand mixer.
Hand-held mixers can be either manual or motorised, and are generally used for more simple tasks. Depending on the settings available, the process may take longer than it would with a stand mixer. However, it will be perfectly adequate for most basic mixing functions, and it will allow you to whip ingredients together which would take an exceptionally long time to do by hand.
Stand mixers are state-of-the art cooking equipment, and can complete a range of functions in your kitchen. They generally have a specific bowl which attaches to them, and have different tools which can be used depending on the purpose. Wire whisks, flat beaters and a dough hook are standard tools which usually come with the mixer, and a variety of additional attachments can be purchased depending on your requirements. These can be anything from dicing kits and food processors to pasta cutters and juicers. With the number of attachments available, mixers can become an integral part of your everyday cooking equipment.