The Alton Brown stand mixer is not a celebrity model, you can find and purchase one just like it for yourself. You won’t find it with flames on already but you can purchase the Alton Brown flame kit to deck it out completely to look just like the one Alton has.
One thing you must know that is the mixer is not cheap. It does come at a high price point but if Alton Brown loves it you must know that it is a top quality item that can be used for a variety of tasks in the kitchen making it a multipurpose kitchen appliance.
The KitchenAid Brand
KitchenAid has been making mixers since 1919 and they have been making the same high quality products since then. They are known mainly for their stand mixers in the signature red color. While their mixers are not so high tech with no digital readouts they are strong under the hood and that is what matters the most when it comes to durability and longevity.
With that being said if you have ever owned a KitchenAid mixer or lived in a household where one was present you will be able to use a newer model as it will still be familiar to you. Simplicity is really a strong point when it comes to KitchenAid mixers.
Pros of the KitchenAid Mixer
- Powerful motor
- Very versatile
- Can be used with multiple different attachments
- Well made
- Sturdy build
Cons of the KitchenAid Mixer
- No overload protection on this model
The Alton Brown stand mixer is one of the mixers from KitchenAid’s Artisan line of mixers. It comes in a variety of colors (34 to be exact) so it is quite easy for you to find something that will work well with your kitchen and workspace. It is a very strong performer though and that is why it is owned by Alton Brown as you can imagine.
For many people the word KitchenAid is synonymous with stand mixer. It comes in a classic tilt head design that was patented in 1936. Since then there haven’t been a lot of changes to the design it is still true to its humble beginnings.
With a wide variety of attachments that can be used with the KitchenAid it is one of the most versatile stand mixers on the market. You can even get accessories that can help you make ice cream with this mixer.
The KitchenAid mixer features a powerful motor and has a nice capacity to do all the prep work in your kitchen. This mixer is so popular that it has been one of the most requested items on wedding gift registries all across the country.
When it comes to power though this mixer really takes the cake. It is one of the toughest mixers with the ability to handle heavy dough. You could use this stand mixer as only a dough maker and it would do just fine.
This will knead for 10 minutes and provide you with a resilient and smooth dough without any traces of leftover dough left in the bowl.
When it comes to mixing cookie dough with the paddle attachment the mixer also does an excellent job. It will get all your ingredients properly mixed together and still will keep the ingredients together and not leave anything back in the bowl. The mixer will quickly incorporate your ingredients fully into the mixture providing you with a uniform mixture every time.
When it comes to whisking you will love how well it performs. You will find that with this mixer you can easily find more air being incorporated into your egg mixtures making your meringues better and with less eggs while still providing you with the right volume necessary for your recipe.
Alton Brown Stand Mixer Wattage
When you compare this stand mixer with others in the KitchenAid line you will find that it has a higher wattage. It does draw less power than others as well. With a capacity of 9 cups you will be happy to know that you can do large batches of mixes requiring 9 cups of flour at a time.
The mixer also has 10 different speed settings so you can complete a variety of tasks with it. With this you can fold, aerate, whip, beat and knead thoroughly thanks to its agitated and planetary mixing mechanism.
The Convenience of Alton Brown Stand Mixer
One thing about this stand mixer is that it is very convenient. It is designed very simply and it is really straightforward to use. It doesn’t feature any fancy high tech new age features so you won’t find an LCD screen or any timers but it is a true workhorse.
What it lacks in technology it makes up for in power and versatility. It starts slowly so that ingredients don’t get plummeted out of the bowl onto you, your counter or your floor. Thanks also to the splash guard you won’t have any problems when transferring ingredients from the bowl to your pan.
The bowl even has a handle so you can easily maneuver it whether it is empty or full. The bowl has a locking mechanism so that it will stay in place once the mixer starts to operate.
The tilt head also has a locking mechanism so you can keep it up when you need to use both hands to add ingredients to the bowl. All the attachments and the bowl are dishwasher safe for easy clean up and the exterior of the machine can be wiped down with a damp cloth quite easily and quickly.
The Alton Brown Stand Mixer is not one that you can’t get your hands on. You can easily find one of these as they are among one of the most popular stand mixers from KitchenAid. They are available in a wide variety of colors and you can even purchase a flame kit to get your flames on the body just like Alton Brown has on his stand mixer.