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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Jannie92869

OK, so I made a double batch of batter in my 6 qt KA with no problem. What about Buttercream? How many of you use your KA for your buttercream? I was just wondering if I made 2 batches at a time would that be a problem. I have been making it by hand mixer but would love to be able to use my KA.

Thanks for responding.



I make double batches all the time of buttercream with no problem
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post #17 of 29
To Jannie92869: Don't worry about making a double batch of icing in your KA. Several weeks ago at a Day-of-Sharing in Texas one of the demonstrators made icing (as she always does) in her KA and when done the entire bowl was filled with buttercream 'up and over' the paddle. I've never filled mine that high before but this person was a professional and stated that the machine can easily handle it. icon_biggrin.gif
post #18 of 29
Do not make MMF in your Kitchen Aid mixer! I killed two of them, and one is the professional series with the more powerful motor!!!!! Knead in your sugar by hand! Trust me!
post #19 of 29
Oh yes, forgot to mention that my Mothers machine is over 60 years old and still working and mine is over 35 years old and still working.

The only problem I have had with mine is that I broke my whip and ordered another from Kitchen Aid. The new size doesn't reach all the way to the bottom of the bowl and when I called Kitchen Aid about it they said they were aware of the problem but couldn't do anything about it. I just love the wip so I use it with the largest circle missing - boo, hoo! icon_cry.gif
post #20 of 29
I have the 4.5 quart Artisian KA which I loved but my BC recipe is for 12 cups so it was always overflowing. I went on Ebay and recently bought a brand new 6 qt Pro 600 Platinum Silver....LOVE it!! I got it for a steal $280! They go for about $100 or more than that in the retail stores. The only thing is that it makes this high pitch noise when being operated...it's a very loud mixer compared to my Artisian. Does yours make this noise? For IMBC I have to run it for about 30 minutes for my BC to cool so it'll be a bit irritating.
Jacqui
post #21 of 29
I was about to say what Kellylowe just said. If you do use your KA for MMF, BE SO CAREFUL. I just do it by hand, my KA is much too special to me to take chances. Enjoy your new KA!
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post #22 of 29
I make only one batch at a time, however, i also make IMBC only and one recipe almosrt overflows my 6QT bowl!
And YES!! Mine makes that awful high pitched squeel too! And YES!! It is really irritating when I have to make my icing and it takes between 30-45 min!!
We are in an apt right now and it is almost unbearable at time!
I am glad to know I'm not the only one with this issue.
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post #23 of 29
http://www.everythingkitchens.com/kitchenaid-pro-600demo.html

click on this link for a demo on how to use PRO 6 and how to adjust.

I have made 4 batches of bc at once with no problem! Love it, saves so much time.

editedto say: I make 4 batches of Wilton class recipie which comes to 12 cups of icing.
post #24 of 29
SO JEALOUS!!! I was just telling a friend how badly I wanted one...she told me that she has one that she has only used once. It's sitting in her cupboard in a box. I told her that I would buy it from her...she told me her mother bought it for her as a wedding gift. Her mom passes away several years ago. So I don't think she's going to part with it.

I think there should be a rescue group for kitchen aids that are sitting UNUSED in cupboards of non-bakers! The poor things! icon_smile.gif
post #25 of 29
I make double batches of bc in my Kitchenaide. No problems!

Cookie4- I'm in Spring also!
deanna

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post #26 of 29
I use both my Pro 600 and Artisian for MMF and it you add the powdered sugar a bit at a time it is not a problem. I make sure that after I add the marshmellows that I mix it very well. Then start adding the rest of the PS slowly and mix very well after each addition. It will start to slow down but then you know it is time to change over to your dough hook!! I noticed if I tried to mix in too much PS at a time the bowl would unsnap from the back and well - not good, but if you are patient it will all work out! I dont think I would ever make MMF if I could not use my mixer!!! I always use the pro now for Buttercream and can make a double batch (which I think is 4 batches of the wilton) no problem. I usually can get the equivalent of 3 cake mixes in it as well.

Congrats on your new KA!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
post #27 of 29
I have the Professional 600 6 quart Kitchen Aid mixer. It does make that high sound but I wouldn't trade this thing for the world. I got an insane deal on mine and I make about 12-14 cups of buttercream at one time. The sound is loud but no big deal.
post #28 of 29
Oh thank goodness that that sound is normal. You never know when you buy something on Ebay but it does come with a manufacturers warranty.
Jacqui
post #29 of 29
Thread Starter 
dolfin, thanks for the video from everythings kitchen. I found it to be a very good video and informative for those who would like to see the use of their new KitchenAid and maybe haven't been using it to its full potential.

For those who talk about the sound it makes..............it can be stopped by the right "tweaking" of the screw. Mine made a sound as well, but once it was tweaked right (only a little at a time) there will be no high pitched noise. And as in the video on everythings kitchen the dime test will prove profitable. I had actually called the customer service and she listened to me tweaking and was able to tell over the phone when it was just right and that the dime should be moving. icon_redface.gif It may sound silly to have called but it worked.

Thank you for listening and responding.
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