I remember well when I first received my KitchenAid stand mixer and I could not wait to get started mixing to whip up my favorite recipes to bake. So much easier to mix dough! So much easier to make homemade whipped cream! My KitchenAid stand mixer experience was even more enhanced when I received the KitchenAid KB3SS 3-Quart Stainless Steel Bowl as an accessory.
KitchenAid stand mixers have a large variety of accessories which can be purchased in conjunction with the mixer. Which accessories you receive with the mixer depends upon the model and packaging at the time of purchase. In an odd way I felt a little guilty as if I wasn’t really baking if I did not mix the dough by hand. I quickly moved past the ‘guilt’ and wondered why I had waited so long for a KitchenAid stand mixer! Then I laughed as to how excited I was about the KitchenAid KB3SS 3-Quart Stainless Steel Bowl!
The 3 Qt. bowl fits the best selling KitchenAid 4.5 Qt. mixer and the Artisan series of stand mixers. Both are very popular models and chances are your KitchenAid cook owns one of these models. The bowl fits any pivot head stand mixer by KitchenAid.
Why A Second Bowl?
Because as most KitchenAid owners can attest too how many times you have to stop and scrap the bottom of a large bowl when mixing smaller recipes. While the bowl which comes with the mixer is fantastic for many recipes the bowl is abit too large smaller recipes. When the bowl is too large the ingredients do not mix as consistently as intended and a smaller bowl greatly improves the mixing of all ingredients with less work for you.
This is true for smaller recipes such as the infamous Tollhouse cookie recipe. While the original bowl works well the small bowl will change your KitchenAid experience exponentially; no more stopping, disengaging the mixer head and gathering the ingredients at the bottom of the large bowl.
Why No Handles Are A Good Thing Indeed!
One of the first things noticeably different between the original stainless steel bowl and the 3 quart bowl is the lack of handles. This is actually a design I appreciate as the 3 qt. bowl can be stored inside the original bowl which frees up shelf space. The 3 qt. bowl and attachments nestle quite conveniently inside the original bowl in the Kitchenaid stand mixer.
I highly recommend the KitchenAid KB3SS 3-Quart Stainless Steel Bowl. This is a gift that would be appreciated anytime of the year!
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