How to remove the bowl from the KitchenAid stand mixer, even if it's stuck! - Even if you're stuck! (2022)

Contents

  • How to Remove KitchenAid Blending Attachments
  • How to Remove the Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Bowl
    • For tilt mixers
    • for blenders
  • Is the KitchenAid bowl clogged?
    • How to Remove a Clogged Kitchenaid Bowl

The sturdy KitchenAid stand mixer is every baker's dream machine. Let's face it, these smart little machines make cooking and meal prep almost too easy. Armed with the standard KitchenAid accessories and perhaps some carefully selected additional accessories and accessories, you'll be able to handle even the biggest roasts. with minimal stress and painful arm work.

If you've recently purchased a stand mixer and you're new to the KitchenAid club (welcome!), you might be a little hesitant to start cramming your accessories and bowls into your machine. Understandably, after all, these machines aren't exactly cheap.

Here, I'll share with you everything you need to know about how to remove the bowl after your blender has finished working. Here you'll learn everything you need to know about removing a standard KitchenAid bowl, including special ones like the Precision Warming Bowl, and what to do if the bowl gets stuck.

Let's begin!

MY TOP TIP:While most KitchenAid mixers come with a standard stainless steel bowl (generally between 3.5 and 8 quarts, depending on which mixer you purchased), there are manyreplacement bowlsavailable too. If you bake frequently or want to cook more than one dish at a time, I suggest treating yourself to a spare bowl. Plenty to choose from; smooth ceramic, painted ceramic, frosted glass, tempered glass and of course additional stainless steel bowls. Before purchasing a replacement bowl, be sure to verify that it is compatible with your stand mixer model, as some, particularly larger bowls, will only fit certain models.

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How to Remove KitchenAid Blending Attachments

If this is your first time using KitchenAid stand mixers, it may be worth your while to review how to attach and remove the standard stand mixer attachments, as well as the multi-purpose center.

we foughtHow to remove Kitchenaid accessoriesin detail before, so if you want to know how to put on and remove baking accessories, be sure to check out this article. Regardless of whether you have abowl lift or head tiltmixer, you'll find all the information you need to correctly place and remove attachmentswithout damagingyour KitchenAid stand mixer. By correctly positioning these accessories, you will avoid unwanted complications such as the beater detaching or bowl vibration while using the mixer.

With that said, let's take a look at these bowls.

How to Remove the Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Bowl

Removing the mixing cup is usually fairly easy, but the mechanism, and therefore the process, differs for the tilt head and cup lift models.

For tilt mixers

Whether you've just made your bread dough in your standard stainless steel bowl or melted chocolate in your precision heat bowl, the process for removing the bowl from your tilt-head machine will be the same.

  1. Slide the mixer lever to the unlocked position and tilt the mixer head back.
  1. Hold the bowl with both hands. Rotate the bowl counterclockwise until you feel it separate from the base plate. Gently remove it in an upward motion.

for blenders

  1. Rotate the handles to lift the bowl onto the sides of the mixer using the lever.
  1. Hold the bowl handles firmly. Now gently apply pressure and lift the bowl up and off the locating pins.

You have successfully removed your ceramic, glass or stainless steel mixing bowl. You should do this every time you pour the dough for baking or curdling and place thebowl in the dishwasher, and then dried and stored.

The process of removing a KitchenAid bowl goes smoothly nine times out of ten. But sooner or later a fairly common problem may occur. Your bowl refuses to budge.

Do not panic. This has happened to me more than a few times before.

I have found that this tends to happen more with tilted head models for a specific reason. As I mentioned earlier, the mixing bowl attaches to the base of a stand mixer on an inclined head model. Unlike the stand mixer with bowl lift, the handles on the sides of the stand mixer support and hold the bowl in place.

While your chocolate waits for the mold and your cupcakes for their time in the hot oven, your bowl remains stuck.

Is the KitchenAid bowl clogged?

A clogged mixing bowl (or any attachment for that matter) is a more common occurrence than you might think. Many novice users and even experienced KitchenAid professionals panicked about this before discovering the tricks for throwing a bowl thatcome arrested.

One of the biggest culprits for clogged mixing attachments is food residue. Food particles are trapped inside the cavity of special accessories or handles for lifting the bowl.

You can prevent this from happening again by removing the attachments as soon as you're done mixing and keeping the stand mixer clean by wiping it down with a damp cloth (remember to do this after turning off the power!). This will help keep the mixture and dough from solidifying in the mixer's slots.

ONEsplash guardit can also be a good investment to avoid this problem.

Another common reason KitchenAid bowls stick is that the heat generated by mixing can cause the bowl to expand, especially those with metal bases. This makes it difficult to move the container.

How to Remove a Clogged Kitchenaid Bowl

After dealing with my fair share of stuck bowls, I figured out a few tricks that can help get the bowl off the mixer base.

For starters, if you didn't skip gymnastics practice, you can use brute force to pry the bowl off the baseplate. That said, brute force can solve the problem of a tight jar or stuck cabinet door, but I don't think it's a good idea with delicate (and expensive) machines like your prized KitchenAid.

By doing so, you run the risk of damaging the base and rendering your stand mixer unusable, turning it into just an expensive kitchen accessory. If you use a ceramic or glass bowl, you could also end up destroying the bowl in the process.

There are two better options that work just as well and won't risk damaging your mixer.

  1. Moisten a dish towel with running water and squeeze out excess water. Wrap this cool, damp (not hot) towel around the bottom of the bowl. Let rest for 5-10 minutes.

This will help the steel bowl to cool and contract. The container will pop out and you can easily remove it.

  1. If a clogged bowl occurs frequently, there is a way to prevent it. Apply a few drops of oil or drizzle with vegetable oil to the bottom of the bowl before placing it on the floor.

Apply the oil to the base plate. Let it sit for 4-5 minutes and the oil will work its magic. The bowl will move easily. Thoroughly clean the motherboard before and after use to prevent oil residue from accumulating.

If you want to see some of these techniques in action, here's a video that shows you how to do it (although I don't recommend the hammer trick!)

As you've seen, KitchenAid mixing bowls and other accessories are easy to put on and take off - as long as you have the proper technique. If the slanted head bowl gets stuck in the stand mixer, a wet towel press or an oil treatment is all it takes to solve this pesky problem.

So pour those batters out and start baking now!

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