There are basically two types of Stand Mixers: One with the tilt head and one whose bowl can be raised or lowered. Sometimes you might need to adjust the bowl height to ensure that the mixer is performing a consistent and thorough mix on your ingredients and you might think it is a very complicated task, but trust me it is not. With a few simple steps, you can adjust the bowl height.
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- Flat Beater Blade
- and a Flat Head Screwdriver
- Shut down the mixer
As is the case with any electronic device, the first step would be to switch off the machine and unplug it from the socket. This will ensure that you don’t get a shock due to any residual electrical energy and you can make the adjustments on your machine peacefully.
- Locating the adjusting screw
The second step would be to locate the adjusting screw which is responsible for adjusting the bowl height. Since there are two types of Stand Mixers, there are two locations your adjusting screw:
- Tilt Head Model: In this model, you would find the adjusting screw just below the head where it is attached to the stand. You won’t see it until you tilt back the head of the stand mixer.
- Stationary Head Model: For this model, the screw will be situated just behind the arms which will be holding the bowl. It will be easier to spot when the bowl is lowered but difficult to locate if the bowl is raised up.
- Adjusting the screw
Once you have located the screw, you would need to make the necessary adjustment to get the desired height. You will need to turn the screw right if you want to create more space between the beater and the bowl and you would need to turn the screw left for vice versa.
- Reassembling the Stand Mixer
After the necessary adjustments have been made, you need to attach the beater blade back in its place and check inside the bowl. Make sure that the blade and bottom of the bowl aren’t touching together and aren’t too far apart either.
- Testing the Stand Mixer
Once you have reattached all the parts together, time to plug back the machine and switch it on to test it. Check whether the beater blade is touching the bottom of the bowl or not and if you are able to hear any weird noises or not.
- Making the re-adjustments
Once you have tested your stand mixer, you will know if further adjustments are needed or not. If you hear any noise while testing, then you definitely need to make re-adjustments and so you would need to disassemble the stand mixer again. Make sure you repeat this process until you are satisfied with your outcome. Once you are done with your stand mixer, it should be mixing your ingredients well and not causing any harm to the bowl anymore.