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A Quick Guide To Operating And Maintaining Kitchen Appliances

by Kanika Katyal Marketer and writer @ KitchenAid India
A kitchen electrical appliance is only handy when it is running smoothly. Cheap or expensive, It is important to know how to operate and maintain your kitchen tools. This is especially true if you have high-end options such as Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer as it helps make them last longer. Often times appliance breakdowns or malfunctioning are caused by the users failing to observe and address what should have required simple adjustments. You may have the best stand mixer but without operating it properly, it poses a danger, faces preamature wear and tear, and may not produce the desired results. Maintenance is also important as it ensures that your appliances run optimally, remain hygienic, and get gifted with longevity. In this post, we focus on how best to operate and maintain your stand mixer.

Operation

Warm the stand mixer before use
Some low-end stand mixers drip oil on food or ingredients you are preparing when being used for the first time. To ensure that your stand mixer remains in a good working condition, you must warm the machine first before mixing anything. High-end options such as KitchenAid’s Artisan Stand Mixer are less likely to present such issues.

Monitor Beater positioning

When a beater is over-adjusted, it scrapes the bowl’s bottom or walls causing damage. To avoid this, adjust the beater attachment. Simply place an empty bowl on the machine with the beater connection loose, then set the position clear off the bottom or walls. After that, you can then tighten the adjustment.

Monitor for overheating

Usually, mixers are programmed to switch off when abnormal heat levels are reached. Overheating occurs when you mix food items without paying attention to your mixer’s capability. This results in the mixer overloading causing the motor to overheat. Observe mixing speeds as instructed in the manual when mixing different food items. 

Maintenance

Safely Remove attachments

KitchenAid Artisan stand mixers are used for most kitchen tasks like mixing cake dough, making pasta, and grinding food grains. Dried food collects in the mixer attachments which interferes with the mixer’s functionality as some moving components get disrupted. To clean dry and sticky food, you must first unplug the mixer from the power supply. Removing mixing blades, kneading paddles or any other attachments is easy as they feature soft clicking release buttons and clear lock or release markings to direct you. Wash the attachments in hot water with dishwashing powder, then rinse with clean water. 

Clean the mixer

Use a damp cloth dipped in soapy water to wipe the mixer’s body. Avoid using a wet cloth as it will drip water into the appliance’s motor causing electrical problems. The stand mixer must be unplugged whenever doing these routines to avoid damaging it or harming yourself. Clean the control section and check if there are any stuck buttons and whether or not they fit properly on the control panel.

Use Non-scratch cleaning material

Not all food residue comes off with a single wash. Do not use steel wool or other scrubbing material as it may scratch the surfaces of your stand mixer and attachments. Make use of other kitchen appliances like a dishwasher to get rid of sticky residue on attachment surfaces. It is perfectly fine as all the attachments are dishwasher friendly. Clean up all the machine’s loose attachments parts. When done, pack the attachments nicely and put them away in the storage compartment.

Finally

KitchenAid Artisan stand mixers come with an impressive warranty that gives you piece of mind and is a testament to the appliance’s enduring quality. Operating and maintaining your mixer properly ensures that it remains in tip-top condition and serves you for long. You can easily buy the best stand mixer from authorized dealers when you shop online. Apart from giving you exceptional functionality and a host of desirable features, the KitchenAid stand mixer also introduces a beautiful element to your kitchen decor.

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About Kanika Katyal Innovator   Marketer and writer @ KitchenAid India

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Joined APSense since, May 13th, 2016, From Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Created on Jun 21st 2019 04:00. Viewed 175 times.

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