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Tips for Better Mixing

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The best way to do it well and repeatedly is to use the scraper beater that comes with this mixer. The scraper beater scrapes the butter from the sides while it mixes to beat it all at the same time. WARNING – this is about 3 times faster than using the metal beater so keep an eye on it the first time you do it. Make a note of how long it takes then next time, set the mixer’s timer and it will turn off when it’s done so you don’t over mix.

Cream your butter faster for fluffier results!

The key to good aeration is to not over mix.

Mixing acts to heat and soften the butter and, because warm butter can’t trap air very well, if you mix it too much you start to beat the air back out of the butter. Be that as it may, the key to breaking the sugar crystals down is giving them a good beating.

So how do you dissolve crystals and still trap the air?

The key is to stop the butter from sticking to the walls of the mixer and not to over mix. If butter’s stuck to the walls, the stuff in the middle gets over mixed while you end up under mixing the sides. This means less air in the middle and more crystals on the outside.

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  • Hana Thursday, 10 September 2015

    I have just purchased the scraper mixer and love working with it so far. I read the attached booklet and noted that Breville recommends to always use room temperature/softened ingredients especially butter. How is this going to work for recipes that require cold ingredients eg butter such as certain pastry etc. Can I use the mixer for such pastries? I guess I should be using the dough hook for wuch pastries not the scraper blade.

  • Breville Food Thinkers Thursday, 10 September 2015

    Hi Hana, Good question! yes we would suggest using either the dough hook or the standard metal beater if you need to use cold butter but be aware that the quantity shouldn't be too large or this may still cause strain on the motor.

  • OSCARPHUAWEIJIE Tuesday, 06 October 2015

    HELLO FOODTHINKERS.COM.AU I WANT TO BUY BREVILLE MIXER TO MIX CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD HOUSE

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