What to Do With Your New Stand Mixer

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Lucky you! Youve welcomed a brand-new stand mixer into your kitchen, shiny and prepped to be the workhorse of all your baking projects. But your stand mixer is good for a whole lot more than bakingso here are suggestions for making the most of your new stand mixer.

Try Something Unexpected


A stand mixer is certainly a bakers best friend, but theres also plenty of ways to use it that dont revolve around baking. Whip perfect mashed potatoes, scramble eggs, shred meat, and even make homemade Play-Doh.

Stock Up on Attachments


The best way to level up a stand mixer is by investing in the bevy of attachments KitchenAid makes. Transform your stand mixer into a pasta maker, slice vegetables into single sheets, and make your own juice, just for starters.

Make Easy Homemade Whipped Cream

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Toss away those grocery store cans and purchase some heavy cream instead. Making fluffy, cloud-like pillows of whipped cream using the stand mixers whisk is incredibly easy, and so much tastier than the tubs of cream you buy in the store.

Try Your Hand at Armenian Bread

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With a dough hook, making bread is so much easier at home. And were not just talking your regular run-of-the-mill loaf: You can even make lavash, a speciality of Armenia, which boasts just four ingredients.

Create Your Own Sausage


With the KitchenAid meat grinder attachment, you can make your own sausage at home, filled with all your favorite ingredients. No need to wait for Oktoberfest.

Put the Easter Bunny Out of Business with Homemade Peeps


Youll never have to buy the store-bought variety once you learn to whip up your own marshmallows at home (and you dont have to pipe them into Peeps).

Do Like the French and Craft Perfect Macarons


The key to macarons is expertly whipped egg whiteswhich the stand mixer can properly complete for you in no time.

Dig Into Smooth Chocolate Mousse


Theres perhaps nothing more nostalgic than chocolate mousse, so why not treat yourselfand let the stand mixer do the heavy lifting?

Make Someones Heart Go A Flutter with DIY Candy Hearts

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Ever thought about making candy hearts from scratch? Well now you can: All it takes is a bit of food coloring and homemade fondant. Valentines Day will never be the same.

Bake Something Special

Angel Food Layer Cake recipe with whipped cream, blackberries, and caramel sauce


Baking is made easy thanks to the power of the stand mixer, so why not try your hand at some of our best recipes, from cookies to cakes.