KitchenAid is responsible for most of the kitchen appliances that make cooking easy and extremely fun. For most people, the KitchenAid stand mixer is a great appliance for baking. The KitchenAid stand mixer can do more, especially if you purchase some of the attachments recommended by the company. You can purchase different attachments for different purposes.
Recently, the company introduced a new attachment that has every cook yearning to bake something. The KitchenAid precise heat mixing bowl is a great attachment for the tilt head stand mixer. So, what is the KitchenAid heated mixing bowl and how does it work? What are the features that make this bowl different from the other attachments? You do not have to wonder any longer because this post will provide you with all the details you need about the precise heat mixing bowl, including the uses.
What is the KitchenAid mixer heated bowl? In a few words, this attachment is a bowl that can produce heat. It should be used with any stand mixer from KitchenAid, as long as it can hold a bowl with a 4.5qt capacity or more. After you plug it in, you should set the temperature you need to make fondue, yogurt, or soup. You can also use it to temper chocolate, proof bread, or simply use it as a slow cooker, as we will show you in this post.
Have you ever tried tempering chocolate in your kitchen? well, you know exactly how hard this process can be. Juggling the double broiler and melting the chocolate is quite a hustle. However, if you manage to purchase this amazing attachment, the process will be so simple for you. You will make chocolate whenever you can. Sounds amazing, right? Let us jump to the deeper details of the KitchenAid heated bowl.
Included with the Bowl…
After you open up the package, you will find some extra attachments provided together with the bowl. First, there is the bowl itself together with a lid. This lid is made with glass, making it easy to view the contents of the bowl without opening it. You will also find three more attachments for the KitchenAid stand mixer. These attachments are also provided together with the stand mixer when you purchase it.
These attachments include a scraping paddle for removing the foods that stick to the sides of the bowl, together with a dough hook, and a whisk.
You can easily attach the bowl to the stand mixer or simply use it alone as a slow cooker. The bowl has its plug so that you can use it alone.
Cleaning up the bowl is made easier, thanks to the insert provided together with the bowl. This insert is similar to the bowl, except it is thinner. You simply have to place it inside the bowl when you want to use it and you can remove it after you finish using the bowl for cleanup.
Cooking processes that are temperature sensitive will not trouble you anymore. Some recipes will require that the ingredients be kept at certain temperatures. For instance, you might need milk or chocolate at a certain temperature and this bowl will easily maintain that temperature for you.
Setting it up
Setting up the KitchenAid heat mixing bowl is quite simple. You simply need to place it in the same position you place your regular bowl. The next step is to plug it in and then turn it on, ready to use. It has two buttons you will use for tempering chocolate and adjusting the temperature. The bowl has a dial at the center that you can turn to adjust the precise temperature or the time.
After attaching the bowl, you can adjust the heat on the bowl to a specific temperature. When you couple that with the stand mixer, you will create amazing meals, including sauces and tempered chocolate with complete ease.
What can you do with the Bowl?
The bowl can do anything you want to do. However, the manufacturers created it with certain tasks in mind. You can use the bowl for the following.
- Tempering Chocolate
- Making yogurt
- Proving yeast dough
- Lemon curd
- Mulled wine
- Stew or Soup
However, you will not find a specific set of recipes that are only meant for this bowl. If you want to purchase it, you should be ready to do any set of things you think of.
The bowl can hold a specific temperature level of up to ten hours, which is amazing. You can set the temperature between 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 220 degrees Fahrenheit. You should know that the bowl has a certain volume. However, there is also a maximum volume marked for mixing. When mixing, you will usually require more space. If you plan to mix, do not add ingredients past the marked line.
Cleaning the KitchenAid heated mixing bowl is quite easy, similar to the mixer. You can simply remove the insert that is placed inside the bowl. Place the lid and that insert in the dishwasher. All other attachments that come with the bowl can also be placed in a dishwasher to make the process easier. You can then use a damp cloth to wipe the outside and inside of the bowl.
The KitchenAid precise heat mixing bowl uses are not limited. You can even make food ahead of time and use the bowl to keep it warm at a certain temperature. It is important, however, to use the manual to understand how to care for the bowl and maintain its integrity. If you have a lot of ideas for cooking, you should give this bowl a try.
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