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How to Select & Buy the Right Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand MixersStand mixers are essentially mixing bowls mounted underneath an electric beater. The bowl fits snugly against a steel arm, which interfaces with a steel moveable arm that resides over the bowl. The arm houses the beater, which can be easily lifted up out of the bowl and levered down into the bowl.

Since a stand-up mixer is one machine, a chef simply combines the ingredients in the bowl, and sets their desired mixing speed. Hands are kept free to cut other food or continually stir a Cajun roux.
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