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Whether you're stirring in chocolate chips, making muffins or cream cheese, find out which speed to use on your hand mixer here: ## Hand mixer 5 speed - Classic Note: This [Hand mixer 5 speed](https://https://www.kitchenaid.co.uk/hand-mixers/859780515030/hand-mixer-5-speed-classic-5khm5110-white) should always be set on the lowest speed to start mixing. Move to higher speeds as needed. | Speed | Attachment | Task | | ---- | ----| ---- | | 1 | For slow stirring, combining, and starting all mixing procedures. Use this speed to stir in nuts, chocolate chips, shredded cheese, onions, olives, and other chunky ingredients. Mix flour and other dry ingredients with liquids or other moist mixtures. Helps avoid ingredient splash out. | | 2 | Stir batters and gelatin mixtures. Combine heavy mixtures, like cookie dough. Mix light cream cheese spreads. Mash potatoes. | | 3 | Combine heavy cream cheese mixtures. Mash squash. | | 4-5 | Blend butter and sugar. Mix muffins, quick breads, cake batters, and frostings. | Tip: The Stainless Steel Beater accessories are not designed for mixing and kneading bread dough. ![Five speed hand mixer](Five_speed_hand_mixer.png Five speed hand mixer ) ## Cordless hand mixer Note: This [Cordless hand mixer](https://www.kitchenaid.co.uk/hand-mixers/859711626400/cordless-hand-mixer-5khmb732-matte-black) always starts on the lowest speed (Speed 1). Move to higher speeds as needed, the speed setting indicator control will light up with the corresponding number for each speed. | Speed | Attachment | Task | | ---- | ---- | ---- | | 1 | For slow stirring, combining, and starting all mixing procedures. Use this speed to stir in nuts, chocolate chips, shredded cheese, onions, olives, and other chunky ingredients. Mix flour and other dry ingredients with liquids or other moist mixtures. Helps prevent ingredients from splashing out of bowl. | | 2 | Mix pancake batter. | | 3 | Combine heavy mixtures, like cookie dough. Mix light cream cheese spreads. Stir batters and gelatin mixtures. | | 4 | Combine heavy cream cheese mixtures. Mash potatoes or squash. | | 5 | Mix muffins, quick breads, batter breads, cake batters, and frostings. Blend butter and sugar. | | 6 | Whip heavy cream and mousse mixtures. | | 7 | Beat egg whites and meringue mixtures. | Tip: To mix and knead bread dough, use the dough hooks. The turbo beaters are not designed for that purpose. ![Cordless hand mixer](Cordless_hand_mixer.png Cordless hand mixer ) ## Hand mixer 9 speed - Artisan Note: This [Hand mixer 9 speed](https://www.kitchenaid.co.uk/hand-mixers/859790115010/hand-mixer-9-speed-artisan-5khm9212-empire-red) always starts on the lowest speed (Speed 1). Move to higher speeds as needed; the speed setting indicator control will light up with the corresponding number for each speed. Speed | Attachment | Task | | ---- | ---- | ---- | | 1 | For slow stirring, combining, and starting all mixing procedures. Use this speed to stir in nuts, chocolate chips, shredded cheese, onions, olives, and other chunky ingredients.| | 2 | Mix flour and other dry ingredients with liquids or other moist mixtures. Knead yeast dough (bread, pizza dough) with the dough hooks. | | 3 | Mix runny batters, such as pancake or waffle batter. | | 4 | Combine heavy mixtures, such as cookie or biscuit dough. | | 5 | Mix thick dough, such as muffin or cake batter. Mash potatoes or squash. | | 6 | Blend butter and sugar. Mix frostings. | | 7 | Finish mixing cake and other batters. | | 8 | Whipped cream and mousse mixtures. Mix liquid preparations (milkshakes, sauces) and emulsify salad dressings. | | 9 | Beat egg white and meringue mixtures. Mix liquid preparations (milkshakes, sauces) and emulsify salad dressings. | Tip: To mix and knead bread dough, use the dough hooks. The turbo beaters are not designed for that purpose. ![Nine speed hand mixer](Nine_speed_hand_mixer.png Nine speed hand mixer )

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