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Getting Started With the Deluxe Stand Mixer

Which Preset Should I Use?

Whether you want to bake a loaf of bread or mix up mashed potatoes, the preset you use depends on what you’re going to make. While each preset is programmed to gradually reach the optimal speed, they each create different—and always delicious—results.

Whip Setting

When used with the whisk, this setting is much more powerful (and quicker!) than whipping by hand. In fact, it incorporates a lot of air into your ingredients, giving you lighter frostings, frothier egg whites, and fluffier cakes.

Use the Whip Setting to make:

  • Whipped cream
  • Meringue cookies
  • Whipped frosting (Swiss and Italian meringue)
  • Whipped cream cheese
  • Frothy egg whites for souffles, angel food cake, etc.
  • Homemade butter
  • Egg salad
  • No-churn ice cream
Whipped Greek Yogurt
Whipped Greek Yogurt

Cream Setting

Have you ever come across a recipe that requires creaming? That’s exactly what the Cream Setting is for! Using the scraping beater, you’re able to perfectly combine sugar and softened butter or shortening until it’s light and fluffy without fear of overmixing or undermixing.

Use the Cream Setting to make:

  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Frosting
Vanilla Cupcakes with Flavored Buttercream Frosting

Mix Setting

There’s magic in the mixing—especially when it comes to the Mix Setting. When used with the scraping beater, this setting combines ingredients slowly, without adding too much air—which is perfect when you want a more delicate texture.

Use the Mix Setting to make:

  • Batters
  • Brownie, muffin, banana bread, and quick bread box mixes
  • Guacamole
  • Meatloaf
  • Meatballs
Easy Meatloaf

Beat Setting

Whenever a recipe calls for you to rigorously mix your ingredients into a fluffy or smooth texture, use the scraping beater on the Beat Setting. Since this setting uses a medium-high speed, it adds just the right amount of air while blending all your ingredients together. 

Use the Beat Setting to make:

  • Icing
  • Cake batter
  • Cream cheese-based dips
  • Mashed potatoes
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Knead Setting

Have you ever tried to make your own sandwich bread or pizza dough? Well, with your Deluxe Stand Mixer, you can make any kind of dough with ease! Just use the dough hook on the Knead Setting to slowly work your ingredients together into a soft ball of dough. Since it mixes in the same motion as kneading by hand, you’ll get the same results in half the time and with less mess!

Use the Knead Setting to make:

  • Sandwich bread
  • Dinner rolls
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Brioche buns
  • Challah
  • Pizza dough
  • Pita and naan flatbreads (without yeast)