The KitchenAid stand mixer has become such a popular wedding present that some joke the city hall clerk hands you one along with your marriage license. And for good reason: The mixer helps home cooks and bakers make an incredible range of foods. From pavlova to fresh pasta to orange juice to carrot cake, the sky is truly the limit with the KitchenAid mixer.
Did you know that KitchenAid celebrated its 100th anniversary just a few years ago, and that Williams Sonoma was the first retailer ever to sell their iconic mixer? As Chuck Williams, the founder of Williams Sonoma, said, “The mixer was sold only to restaurants, and then only through commercial outlets.”
With its 10 speeds and five quart capacity, the mixer—which has been made in Greenville, Ohio, USA since 1941—is ideal for both little and big family events, weeknight cooking and weekend projects. (Want to make 9 dozen cookies, then throw the bowl in the dishwasher? No problem.)
Stumped as to how to put that mixer and all those wonderful attachments to good use? Here are 100-plus ideas to get you started.