- Cuisinart® 5.5-Quart Stand Mixer in Brushed Chrome features a tilt-back head which allows easy access to the mixing bowl and even makes it easy to attach accessories
- The slow start function eliminates splatters, and the fold function is perfect for delicate ingredients
- Features 15-minute countdown timer with auto shutoff
- On/Off, fold and speed control dial
- 12 speed settings
- 3 power ports
- Chef's whisk
- Flat mixing paddle
- Dough hook
- Splashguard with pour spout
- 5.5-quart stainless steel bowl with handles
- Powerful 800-watt motor
- Bowls and tools dishwasher-safe (tools top-rack dishwasher-safe)
- Measures 10" L x 15.5" W x 12.5" H
- Weighs 21 lb.
- UL listed
- 3-year manufacturer's warranty
- Model SM-55BC
SKU # 14620443
Hi. I’m Mary Rogers, director of marketing communications for Cuisinart. Today I’m going to show you our 5 ½ -quart Cuisinart stand mixer. It has fabulous features. Let’s start at the top. First it has three power ports, a high speed power port here which holds our blender and food processor attachment that you can get separately.
The medium speed power port is for our citrus juicer attachment. And then in the very front, you can mount a meat grinder attachment and also a pasta maker. So that’s really great. It’s beautifully constructed. It has a high lift feature for the mixing head and this allows you to get really inside here so that you get lots of great access to your mixing bowl.
The stainless steel bowl is beautifully shaped and designed so you get great mixing all the way down into the bottom. It just mounts by putting it on and twisting it. And this is our flat mixing paddle. You basically put it on and take it off by turning. It’s really easy to engage.
We also have our splash guard. The thing I like about this splashguard is it seals the entire bowl all the way around the edge so that if you have anything in here like flour or sugar or anything wet it doesn’t splash out. It also has a really large hole here, pour spout, which actually you can add your ingredients into while the mixer is running.
It has 12 variable speeds including a slow start, so even if you put it on speed 12 to start it gradually works up to speed 12 so you get really great mixing but you don’t get any spatters or splatters. It also has a 15 minute countdown feature. That’s really great if you have to mix something for a long period of time.
All you have to do is hold down the button to engage the countdown timer. And like I said, it works for 15 minutes. All you do is tap it to set the time that you want, turn the machine on, and what it will do is it will start counting for you and so if you have to mix for say like four minutes, basically what will happen is it will shut off automatically. It will beep five times to let you know your mixing’s done.
So going on from there, like I said we have 12 variable speeds so you can start on one while the machine is running and you can go all the way up to 12 very, very easily. It has a great fold feature. So if you’re going to be doing really delicate things like whipping a cream and then incorporating something into it use the fold feature.
It runs on the slowest speed available and what it will do is very delicately mix by turning around about 1 ½ times and then stopping automatically. So you can use that to incorporate ingredients together when it’s something very delicate.
The other thing is you also get a great chef’s whisk, which is all stainless steel tines. It’s a beautiful balloon shape. You also get a dough hook and also the flat mixing paddle which we’re going to use today to make some frosting.
The great thing about the dough hook and the flat mixing paddle is it has a special coating on here so that if you’re doing anything really sticky it’s a lot easier to clean this and get the ingredients off. Additionally all the removable parts are dishwasher safe.
So I just want to show you how simple and easy it is to make a homemade frosting in just minutes. What we’re going to do is put in our cream cheese, and this cream cheese was softened to room temperature. So we’re going to put the cream cheese in using our spatula that comes with your stand mixer. What we’re going to do is put down the mixing head with the flat paddle on. We’re going to put it on speed three and mix for, until it’s really smooth. Now what we’re going to do is we’re going to add the butter and we’re going to mix that again until it’s really smooth and incorporated with the cream cheese.
Now what we’re going to do is we’re going to stop the machine and we’re going to add some pre-sifted powdered sugar. And again we’re going to mix that until it’s very incorporated. Now on this I’m going to do on a slower speed. Now what I’m going to do is I’m just going to add a little bit of vanilla just to give it a little extra flavor. And then I’m going to mix it until it’s totally incorporated.
Let’s check on our frosting. Look how nice and smooth that is. Let me take this off so I can show it to you. This frosting is really great to use for anything like a cake, or what I’m going to do is use it for cupcakes tonight. So enjoy your Cuisinart stand mixer.