Whether it’s fresh bread hot out of the oven or a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake, few things are more delightful than the aroma of a favorite treat baking in the oven. Unfortunately, baking is no walk in the park. It takes a lot of patience and time to get it just right, so what is the time-strapped foodie to do?
Isn’t it a beauty?
As with all tasks, the right tools for the job will lead to a more efficient process and a better product. For example, you always want to ensure that your cake batters are not only delicious, but they’re easier for you to make, too.
With a stand mixer, you have a power knead dough hook to cut the amount of time it takes to get that dough ready and also helps deliver consistent texture every time you bake. When it comes to great quality and cost-effectiveness, KitchenAid is my brand of choice for the job. I actually have two of them- one of which I received as an ‘Eid gift several years ago. I use one to make dough for breads and batter for cakes and cupcakes; the other I use with my ice cream maker attachment and my ground meat and sausage stuffer attachment to make all sorts of goodies. You don’t have to have two, of course, but it saves me time when I have lots of recipes going at once. Every home cook, however, needs at least one. In my opinion.
This tried-and-true company has been helping at-home cooks for almost 100 years. When I get a KitchenAid product, I know that I will be getting back more than my money’s worth. In fact, as one of the most trusted names in food appliances, KitchenAid products can be found in most major stores, including Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, Williams-Sonoma, and of course, KitchenAid’s own website.
Fortunately for our readers, KitchenAid and My Halal Kitchen are teaming up to offer one person the chance to win the choice of a black, silver, red, or white KitchenAid© 7-Quart Residential Stand Mixer. It’s an invaluable tool in the kitchen. It has the largest capacity residential bowl-lift on the market and can hold up to 8½ lbs of mashed potatoes or bread, and up to 14 dozen cookies.
This machine is also designed to be powerful and efficient. The unit comes complete with robustly designed knobs to increase longevity, as well as an easy-to-move stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle. The 1.3 HP high efficiency DC motor can deliver optimum torque and run longer without overheating, while the preciseness of the all-metal gear design prevents any abrasive sounds. Equipped with an advanced feedback control, the motor is put into action within seconds, ensuring optimal power is delivered to the bowl.
The unit includes a stainless steel 11-wire elliptical whip, a coated metal flat beater, and a Power Knead dough hook, which are all dishwasher safe and can handle both small and large quantities wonderfully. The professional-style attachment power hub fits all the KitchenAid attachments on the market, as well as future commercial-style attachments designed for use with larger capacities.
Now do you want one? Or, if you already have one, how about a second one?
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We’re looking for creative ways our readers would use- or already do use- this appliance, so tell us- How would you use the stand mixer to make one of your Ramadan meals or desserts for suhoor or iftar if you were to win?
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