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[review] KitchenAid Artisan Mini Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - KSM3311

Artisan Mini Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - KSM3311
"Artisan Mini model is 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the classic Artisan"

KitchenAid fans, the New Artisan Mini has launched in Singapore with four stunning colours (Guava Glaza, HoneyDew, Hot Sauce and Matt Black) to match your kitchen pantry. Even though it known as "mini" but don't let the size fool you because you will be amazed by how it stands up to meet your most challenging recipes.

Here we are honored to collaborate with KitchenAid to review this new stand mixer and on the second test I am already in love with this compact and yet powerful kitchen helper.

Presenting a short clip on our Artisan Mini Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Artisan 3.5QT vs 4.8QT
With power of 250W and capacity size of 3.5-quart, this gorgeous baby is retailing at SG$649 from all Mayer showrooms, TANGS, Harvey Norman and Taksashimaya Shopping Center B1. Although Mini might be on the low end of the Kitchenaid mixer power scale when compared to the 5-, 6- and 7-quart but it has enough capacity to mix up to 5 dozen cookies or even a loaf of bread.

I guess nowadays with space constraint in the modern kitchen plus increase of smaller household of 2 - 4 members, the shrinking in size might be the key reason behind a need for a smaller and light weight stand mixer to suit their needs and requirements.

Specification Of The Stand Mixer
Power Source:
- 220-240V; 50-60 Hz

Included Accessories:
- 1 x 3.3L stainless steel mixing bowl
- 1 x flat beater
- 1 x dough hook
- 1 x wire whip

Dimensions (W x D x H):
- 40.6 x 41.3 x 26.9 cm

Length of Main Cable:
121.90 cm

Weight (Net):
6.5 kg

(KitchenAid Artisan Mini - KSM3311)

Like the other KitchenAid mixer range, Mini model also include a flat beater, wire whip and dough hook to assist your baking needs. Besides those accessories the machine can accommodates optional hub based attachments just like the rest of the models too.

Flat Beater(搅拌棒
- A multi-purpose beater use for heavy mixture such as cake, cookie, mashed potatoes and etc

Wire Whip(打蛋器)
- Mainly use for incorporating air into eggs, egg whites, whipping cream or angel food cake.

Dough Hook(搅面钩)
- Mainly use for kneading yeast dough such as bread, pizza dough, buns or pasta dough.

* Note: Flex Edge Beater and Pouring Shield are sold separately for this Mini stand mixer.

Mini has 10 optimized speeds that are powerful for any recipes from stirring wet and dry ingredients, kneading flour dough or whipping of egg whites and cream. The tilt-head design also enable easier access between the bowl and the attached accessory.

Artisan Mini Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - Attachment Hub
With more than 10 optional attachments available for the Mini it does help with your culinary adventures such as grinding raw meat into ground meat for meatballs or patty, turning dough into pasta or slicing/shredding vegetables for salad and etc.

Some popular attachments include:
Artisan Mini Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - Food Grinder Attached
Food Grinder (RP S$139)
This versatile food grinder uses the power of the motor from the mixer to assist with a variety of tasks such as grinding raw meats for burgers, sausage or meatloaf using the coarse grinding plate. Besides that you can also do combine ingredients for homemade salsa using the fine grinding plate to grate hard cheeses or bread crumbs in a seconds.
*will be sharing a recipe using the food grinder on our recipe site.

Food Processor (RP S$399)
You can do anything from shred, slice and julienne using this handy food processor attachment which helps to save precious time off meal preparation. The exclusive ExactSlice™ System also allows slicing from thick to thin with one slide of the lever.

Pasta Roller and Cutter Set (RP S$399)
Homemade fresh pasta can be a breeze using the pasta roller with 8 thickness settings and cutter that renders four different types of pasta such as spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagnette and capellini. So if you love homemade pasta I bet it will be worth to invest in one.

Spiralizer (RP S$239)
Reinvent classic meals with the spiralizer attachment which works perfectly with fresh fruit and vegetables to create endless possibilities; from zucchini noodles to salads and desserts.

Overall I am very satisfy with this new stand mixer when compared to my previous Artisan model which is heavier and quite difficult to whip up smaller quantity recipes.

Lastly I would recommend if you already own a kitchenAid mixer perhaps you can consider one or two of the necessary attachments such as food grinder and/or pasta roller which comes in handy as a great kitchen helper.

Specification Of The Food Grinder
Included Accessories:
- 1 x fine and coarse grinding plates
- tips and quick recipes
- 1 x food pusher

Key Features:
- most parts are dishwasher safe for easy clean-up
- grinder can be used with any KitchenAid stand mixer

Dimensions (W x D x H):
- 18 x 18 x 10 cm

Weight (Net):
- 1.0 kg

(Artisan Mini - KSM3311)

I will be sharing a few tested recipes featuring the stand mixer as well as the food grinder over at our recipe site to give you some ideas on how the mixer works. So if you are planning to get a new stand mixer for the coming festive season as gift or home use do remember to checkout our recipes on it.

Chocolate Castella

Pandan Castella

more recipes coming soon.....

*Disclosure: This is a collaboration post between Cuisine Paradise and KitchenAid where a set of Artisan Mini Stand Mixer and Food Grinder attachement were received for the purpose of this review and recipes testing. All opinions expressed in this post are my own and there is no monetary compensation received.


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