Is The Heska 4-in-1 Food Stand Mixer As Capable As It Looks?
That doesn’t mean that it isn’t attractive too, as there are bright red and purple models as well as the black and silver. So, does this perform as well as bakers hope?
The Pros and Cons of this Heska 4-in-1 Food Stand Mixer.
- The power in the different speed settings
- The capacity of the mixing bowl
- Pretty easy to use for different mixtures
- The false claims about the new accessories
- The performance of the splashguard
Most users seem to be happy enough with the performance of this Heska Food Stand Mixer for different needs.
There are 6 speed settings to the motor, which you can easily adjust with the dial on the side. This should allow for a nice gentle action or a lot more power depending on the mixture you are making.
Some buyers have said that the mixer can struggle a little with tougher doughs, and might jolt and shudder a little.
But, there are still great results on other batters, cake mixtures and buttercream fillings. Also, there are suction cups on the bottom so it should move too much on those higher settings.
It should also be easy enough to make a decent batch of mix or batter because of the effectiveness of the mixing arm and the size of the bowl. That bowl has a capacity of 5.5L, which is a little bigger and wider than other models.
The stainless steel should make it durable and easy to clean while the handle on the side is great for lifting it out and pouring the mixture into baking tins. The tilt-head design on the arm adds to this accessibility for bakers.
One of the biggest concerns with this Heska “Improved” Stand Mixer regards the quality of the accessories.
There are inviting claims about the “improved” accessories that you get here. This includes a beater, whisk, dough hook and flex edge beater. The idea is that you should now be able to put them in the dishwasher for convenient cleaning.
But, some users that did so found that the metal tarnished. Then some aren’t convinced by the splashguard. This guard does OK when it comes to keeping dough and other mixtures in the bowl. But, there is still a bit of a cloud of icing sugar when making buttercream.
How does this false claim affect the recommendation for this Heska 6-Speed Kitchen Mixer?
The best advice to give here is to ignore all those claims that these new accessories are in any way better or dishwasher safe.
Clean them in the sink with the stainless steel bowl. While this is a disappointment, there is still a lot to like about this machine if you don’t mind that extra cleaning and aren’t after a heavy-duty option for bread dough.
The mixer, speed settings and capacity are still great for general baking needs. So, this brightly-coloured Heska food mixer is still recommendable to a lot of keen bakers.