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Old 01-06-2010, 05:39 PM   #21
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Its a tilt head. Be handy if there is a way to alter it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:20 PM   #22
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If you can afford a $150-$250 stand mixer, you should be able to afford a $14.00 hand mixer as well, and have one of each.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:43 PM   #23
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That is something you can adjust. I don't know exactly how to do it, but someone here will. Is your mixer a tilt head, or a bowl lift?

I got out my manual and read... then adjusted my own mixer. Not too hard :)

Here's the process:

Tilt-head - Find the screw at the base of the mixer head (where the head is attached to the stand). Unplug the beast and tilt the head up to find the screw. A slight (1/4) clockwise (right) turn will lower the beater and go the other way to raise it.

Bowl-lift - the adjustment screw is on the lower portion of the stand and the bowl will need to be in the down position to see it. Unplug mixer. To lower the beater adjust clockwise (right) and counter-clockwise to raise it again (1/4 turn increments).

Use the flat beater when making these adjustments and make certain that it just clears the bowl. If you've over corrected, the bowl may not lock properly in place, or you may hear the beater hit the sides or bottom of the bowl.

Make sure the beater doesn't hit the bowl!

Disclaimer: you are taking advice from a musician - not an appliance repair specialist. It's worth exactly what you paid for it :)
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:03 AM   #24
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I've started doing a little baking in the last few weeks and I'm looking to take the effort away by getting a mixer but not sure whether I should get a hand mixer or a stand mixer. What do you use and what would your reasons be for choosing that particular one?

I have one of each. I use my stand mixer for most things. But when I need to mix a cake I use the stand mixer and whip up egg whites with the hand mixer. The hand mixer comes in handy!
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:58 PM   #25
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I got out my manual and read... then adjusted my own mixer. Not too hard :)
Thanks for that - just did it and tested with a quick yorkshire, much better now.

So far it hasn't fallen to bits
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:44 AM   #26
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I don't have the $ or the space, or bake that much, so a Stand/KA mixer is not an option .. yet.

I recently broke my moms old Sunbeam hand mixer (I think it was 100w or 120w). So I got a fairly cheep Black & Decker 250w jobby (MX250).. can you say SPEED DEMON! It has 5 speeds + a Boost! but you only need the 1st setting, and maybe the Boost, it was crazy fast. But it plowed thru a thick/heavy CCC dough quite EZ.

But I returned it, as other web reviews said the same thing, so I got a Cuisinart 220w 3 Speed (CHM-3). Its not as fast as the B&D, but I still think it should be slower at speed 1.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:15 AM   #27
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This thread (and the fact that I have been making bread regularly) made me go out and order a new KA stand mixer. Should be here today!

I almost feel like a kid at Christmas.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:34 AM   #28
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This thread (and the fact that I have been making bread regularly) made me go out and order a new KA stand mixer. Should be here today!

I almost feel like a kid at Christmas.
Does your new mixer have the tilt head? I have the older one and the head does not tilt. Most of the time it's ok but at times I'd like to kick the thing out the door.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:36 AM   #29
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You will not be disappointed! It makes your baking life easier. I use mine to make bagels regularly and it make the whole process easier.

SO insists on using a hand mixer. She claims clean-up is easier with the little one.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:10 AM   #30
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Does your new mixer have the tilt head? I have the older one and the head does not tilt. Most of the time it's ok but at times I'd like to kick the thing out the door.
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I got the Pro 600 which is the bowl lift type. I hope it is strong enough for my bread dough.

The funny part is this will be a tiny one compared to the last time I used a stand mixer. Those were the big Hobart floor type.
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