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Is a 6 qt mixer too large for small jobs?

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Is a 6 qt mixer too large for small jobs?

uclagee | Nov 21, 2012 04:38 PM

I have a Kitchenaid 6 qt mixer and was trying to make some macaroons. Recipe called for 2 egg whites beaten very stiff. Put it in the mixer with the whisk attachment to let it get to work, but I don't think it ever got to a point where I got super stiff peaks. Is it because my mixer is too large for the small amount I'm working with?

I hear that these mixers are awesome - but it just doesn't seem to be that effective for me - is this just because it's impossible to do such a small amount in a larger mixer like this, or do I need to realign things (tried this and I think I have it lowered as close to the bowl as I can without scratching). Any thoughts, or should I swap this one for a smaller (4.5qt?) mixer?

I haven't used it that much yet, but on a similar thread, tried to make a small batch of cookies and it just didn't seem to mix effectively either. Seems the flat beater doesn't get everything -- once again I'm thinking because the mixer is just too big for the amount that I'm working with.

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