Hi Guys, today I’m reviewing the Cuisinart SM-50BC Stand Mixer. LINK to Cuisinart Stand Mixer: amzn.to/2iMogEO
The unit measures 14 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide and 13 inches deep. This mixer has a 500 watt motor and die-cast metal construction. This is the on/off speed control dial with 12 speeds, there’s a blue ring that lights up when the mixer is on. Remove the port cover on the head to connect attachments like a meat grinder or pasta maker. Use this locking screw to put the attachments on. To tilt the head back, hold the head and push down the lever in the back. Push the lever again to put the head down.
A 5.5 quart stainless steel bowl with a handle is included. Put the bowl on the base and turn it clockwise to lock. This is the included whisk which you can use to whip cream and egg whites. The mixing paddle is for cookies and batters. The dough hook is for bread doughs and pasta.
A splash guard with a pour spout is also included. It sits on the bowl and you can move it to any side. You can pour in ingredients through the spout while the machine is running. The instruction manual with recipes has a speed control guide and good tips and hints for baking.
First we’ll whip cream. Tilt the head back, to attach the whisk, push up and turn counterclockwise to lock into the accessory port. Put the bowl on the base. Pour in 1 cup of cold heavy cream. Put the head down. I’ll use the pouring shield. We’ll start on speed 2 and move up to 12. To remove turn clockwise and pull down.
Next we’ll try cookie dough. Attach the paddle. Add 2 sticks softened butter to the bowl and sugar. Cream this at speed 4. Scrape the bowl, turn down to speed 3 and add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and scrape the bowl. Turn down to speed 2 and add the flour mixture. Scrape the bowl. Add chips, use speed 3 and mix.
Finally, we’ll make pizza dough. Pour 1 cup of warm water about 110 degrees Fahrenheit, 1.5 tsps sugar and 2.25 tsps active dry yeast. Stir this and leave it for about 10 minutes. Attach the dough hook. The mixture is foamy, now I’ll add 3 cups bread flour mixed with 1.5 tsps salt and 1 tblsp olive oil. We’ll go up to speed 3 until the dough forms a ball. Now you can the dough cleans the side of the bowl. Knead this for 4 minutes. Our dough looks soft and smooth. Oil it and put the dough in a bowl. Cover and let it rise until doubled, about an hour.
Turn the dial to O to turn the mixer off. To clean, unplug the unit. The whisk is hand wash only. The mixing paddle, dough hook and splash guard are top rack dishwasher safe and the bowl is dishwasher safe. Of course you can hand wash everything. On the bowl, don’t use steel wool or a wire brush. The unit can be wiped down with a damp cloth and dried.
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9 ene 2017