i recentyly got a ka stand mixer 275 watt, tilt top...am i going to be able to make fondant with this?...or will it be to weak? also is there any problems that i may run into with this strength ka? thanks for any help
I don't think you'd be able to get all the powdered sugar in there. But you could probably get half of it, and then just knead in the rest by hand. I do that and I have a decently powerful artisan kitchen aid. I don't want to tax my motor too much, plus it was a factory refurbished and the screw that holds the head steady doesn't lock very tight and the head wobbles a lot if I get too stiff a mixture in there. I'd use the bread hook, for sure. HTH.
All the tilt had mixers have plastic gearing. MMR is easy to mix byy hand I wouldn't use the KA. It isn't a question of if the gears will strip but when.
I've heard of a few people making fondant with it however I also know several people who burnt their KA motor while making fondant.
I have that kind of mixer, I would not use it for fondant or bread dough, or pizza dough. Too many stories of them being ruined. I use it for cake batter and frosting only. Actually I barely use it now as I moved up to 325 watt about a year ago. I use my lower watt mixer for testing a half recipe only which gets me about one 8" layer cake or 12 cupcakes.
so i got the wattage wrong it is a 325watt...i don think that will make much of a difference though...im kinda bummed...but it will still do alot more for me than the hand mixer did!!