When it comes to brand names that instantly relate to quality, few are as well known as Cuisinart. This 5.5 quart stand mixer is an excellent kitchen tool that lives up the quality that comes from Cuisinart.
The first thing that you will notice about this mixer is that it is solidly built. The base is cast steel, sturdy and able to take any on kitchen task. You don’t want your stand mixer moving around while it is mixing, that means the base has to be heavy and there needs to be a gripping surface underneath. Both are present here, it’s a well made mixer.
A Big Mixing Bowl
One problem that some mixers have is that the mixing bowl is too small. Any size less than 4 1/2 quarts can cause problems with large recipes. This mixer has a good sized bowl, 5 1/2 quarts, that is large enough to handle any recipe. The bowl is brushed aluminum with a convenient handle, making it easy to remove the bowl from the mixer stand. You would be surprised at how many mixer bowls don’t have handles.
- Large 5.5 quart capacity, polished stainless steel bowl
- Powerful 500 watt motor
- 12 speeds for precision mixing
- One power outlet for optional attachments
- Chef's whisk, dough hook, and flat mixing paddle
12 Speeds For Precision Mixing
Along with a very powerful motor, this mixer has twelve speeds, a great set of options to have when mixing. You can set the mixer to very low speeds that are great for delicate blending. Then, you have the option of setting very high speeds for those batters or sauces that need thorough blending.
This mixer comes with three mixing attachments, all which you will use often when baking. The whisk is great for light sauces, egg whites or other more delicate ingredients. The flat paddle is the one used most often and it is solidly made. The dough hook is a nice addition. This mixer is powerful enough to knead bread with, saving you a lot of labor.
Surprisingly, this mixer is very well priced. You can usually find it for under $200, making it a very good value.