Commercial grade stand mixers are a higher-end product and you may be wondering whether it is worth it to get one for your kitchen. These mixers are intended to be used in a restaurant, which is why they are great for home use if you have large quantities to make or simply want a professional stand mixer that will last for years.
The difference between a professional stand mixer and the regular home-use type is the wattage. These mixers have a higher wattage and they are also made of stainless steel. This means that they comply with the requirements for cleanliness in commercial kitchens. While they are just as effective as a standard mixer in most cases, they are made with heavy-duty construction and generally have more features for baking or cooking in volume.
You’ll be able to easily mix up a double batch of dough for bread and feed a large gathering with the mixing bowls that hold 5 to 7 quarts.
Manufacturers of these professional stand mixers offer different attachments for your convenience. You can instantly transform this stand mixer into a meat grinder, juicer, can opener, food processor, or blender. While these attachments may work on standard mixers, you won’t get the same type of performance as you would with a commercial stand mixer.
These professional mixers come with a very large bowl and they take a lot of counter space. They are heavy, which is actually a good thing since the mixer will not move around even when you are mixing tough items like bread dough. You’ll have to make sure that you have set aside a specific spot on the counter for this massive machine since it is not lightweight enough to be put away after every use. Also, make sure that you measure the area to make sure that it can fit into a spot before making your purchase.
If you don’t have large quantities to make at a time you may be better off getting a high-grade standard mixer for your home. These mixers are more lightweight and slightly smaller. If you’re the type that only wants to mix up a quick batch of cookies at a time, a high-end professional mixer would be your best choice.
Professional mixers are expensive but they serve a purpose that cannot be met by regular high-end mixers. If you are looking for a mixer that will stand the test of time and prepare large quantities this is the mixer for you. People with large families or individuals that love to entertain will find a commercial mixer irreplaceable through the years.