A Few Words About Mixing....

Optional Features on Selected Models

Power Boost/QuickBurst™
Press and hold the button for additional power at any speed. Do not use power boost more than 2 minutes at a time or motor may overheat.

Bowl Rest™
CAUTION: Never use Bowl Rest when mixer is on. Do not use Bowl Rest on small plastic mixing bowls. This feature can be used on most large mixing bowls. TURN MIXER OFF, then set mixer on edge of bowl while adding ingredients or checking recipe.

Cord Wrap and Clip
When finished using the mixer, clean as instructed. Then wrap cord around mixer body and secure cord in clip.

How To Clean

  1. Always unplug mixer from electrical outlet and eject the beaters before cleaning.
  2. Wash beaters in hot, soapy water; rinse and dry. Beaters may also be washed in the dishwasher.
  3. Wipe the mixer body and cord with a clean, damp cloth.

    Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads. To reduce the risk of electrical shock do not immerse the mixer body in water at any time.

Mixing Tips
Cookie dough is one of the thickest doughs to mix. Make it easier by following these tips:

  • Use a large mixing bowl to spread out ingredients for easier mixing.
  • Have butter or margarine at room temperature.
  • Add ingredients one at a time, thoroughly mixing after each addition.
  • Add flour one cup at a time.
  • If adding chips or nuts to a very thick dough batter, we recommend stirring them in by hand at the very end of the recipe.


Mixing Guide
The following mixing guide is a suggestion for selecting mixing speeds. Begin on speed 1 and increase to desired speed depending on the recipe consistency.

(for 5 or 6 speed mixers)
(for 3 speed mixers)
Cakes, mixes and from scratch Traditional beaters 3 2
Cookie dough Wire beaters 3 or 4 3
Mashed Potatoes Traditional or wire beaters 3 or 4 2
Frosting Wire beaters 3 or 4 2
Egg whites for meringues, etc. Traditional beaters 5 or 6 3
Whipped cream Whisk 5 or 6 3
Quick bread, muffins, brownies Traditional beaters 1 1
Instant pudding Whisk 1 1

Note: Hamilton Beach Models 62584 and 62695 come equipped with both wire beaters and whisk. The 62695 also has traditional beaters.

Beautiful Breads

  • It is recommended to use a stand mixer with dough hooks for kneading breads.
  • All of our recipes were tested using all-purpose flour. Bread flour can also be used.
  • When yeast is dissolved in warm water, the water temperature should be 105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. This is usually very warm tap water.
  • Bread rises best in a moist, warm environment. Place bread in a microwave oven or a regular oven with a pan of steaming water. Do not turn oven on, but close the door for a perfect place to raise bread.
  • Most of these recipes call for shaping bread into a loaf and baking in a loaf pan. However, bread can be shaped into any shape and baked in almost any pan. The only thing this affects would be the baking time.
  • All of the yeast bread recipes were made using the dough hooks. Check the Use & Care for recommended speed when using dough hooks.

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