Help! Suddenly My Meringue Won't Form Stiff Peaks!

Lounge By angela318 Updated 24 Nov 2014 , 4:08am by angela318

angela318 Posted 2 Oct 2014 , 6:32am
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AI made stiff meringue tons of time never running into any problems, but one day all of a sudden my kitchen aid will not whip up and form stiff peaks meringue, my 1st batch I thought I have grease or oil in my bowl and whisk so I clean it very well with hot soapy water, wipe dry with clean towel, but I tried 5 more batches over 2 days and it is still not forming stiff peaks as it used to be, what is wrong? I even bought a new carton of egg white but still no luck. Please can someone tell me why? I feel like stiff meringue are giving up on me.:([SIZE=3][/SIZE]

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Rfisher Posted 2 Oct 2014 , 1:32pm
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ADifferent brand of carton than you usually use? Maybe it's an off batch at the store? This is gross, but look on the KA where the beater attaches. Do you have any gear grease there that could have dripped?

vldutoit Posted 2 Oct 2014 , 5:18pm
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AI normally buy the carton egg whites at SAMs club. The last time I needed egg whites I was at Walmart and bought great value brand. Would not whip up for love nor money.

angela318 Posted 3 Oct 2014 , 9:23pm
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My first batch went wrong when I bought another brand of egg whites so I thought I should go back to previous brand, but it still didn't rise, I checked everywhere, no grease to be found.  OMG! What should I do? 

mattyeatscakes Posted 3 Oct 2014 , 9:37pm
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ASame thing happened to me before, meringue will not whip up. And i read a tip online that said add 1/8 tsp of cream of tartar. I did, and it did help! :) so maybe try that? Good luck!

MBalaska Posted 3 Oct 2014 , 9:39pm
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if you need to meet a deadline here, just crack some eggs and do it the old fashioned way.

angela318 Posted 4 Oct 2014 , 4:42pm
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Same thing happened to me before, meringue will not whip up. And i read a tip online that said add 1/8 tsp of cream of tartar. I did, and it did help! :) so maybe try that? Good luck!

Ok I will try cream of tartar, thx!

angela318 Posted 24 Nov 2014 , 4:08am
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I wiped everything with vinegar and water mixture, rinse with water, dry. Bought another new carton of egg white and it whipped up beautifully! Thanks!

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