If you love your KitchenAid Mixer Professional 600, so give it proper care when necessary. It is disturbing when I find a patch of unmixed ingredients at the bottom of the bowl.
The possible reasons are either the bowl height is too high; thus, you hear a metal-to-metal sound, or the inside bottom of the bowl has some damage because of wear and tear.
Adjusting the bowl height will be the best solution for this problem of unmixed portions.
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Step By Step Guide to Adjust Bowl Height:
We can determine the adjustment with the dime test because 1/16-inch is the proper amount of clearance for the bowl and attachment. Let us look at the below procedure:
Disconnect and unplug your KitchenAid mixer from the source of power for safety.
Spread a piece of cloth or towel on a table and gently lay the mixer on its back.
Identify the location of the adjustment screw that lowers or raises the bowl. The screw holds the top and bottom parts of the mixer.
Using a flat screwdriver, turn the screw a quarter turn to the right to lower the mixer bowl or a quarter turn to the left to raise it and have more space.
Return both the beater and beater to their positions. Lock everything while checking physically if the beater blade is proper in its place without touching the wrong places.
Put a dime in the bottom of a clean bowl attached to your mixer. Locate it in the concave areas, not on the bump in the middle of the bowl.
Once everything is in the right place, plug in and turn on your mixer. At first, let the speed be low as you monitor and listen. The beater should contact the dime and move it around the bowl about a quarter to half inch every time it reaches the dime.
The bowl is too low if the beater does not touch the dime. If the beater pushes the dime more than a half inch each time it passes over the coin or moves the dime up the side of the bowl instead of moving it forward, it is high.
Make the necessary adjustments as you turn the screw clockwise or anticlockwise in intervals of a quarter until you get the correct height of the bowl.
Let us have a look at possible reasons or signs that will alert you to adjust your KitchenAid mixer:
- If the mixer head cannot lock into place.
- When the beater scraps the bottom of the bowl.
- When you find some portion of ingredients at the bottom of the bowl.
- If the silver pin on the base of the mixer is loose.
- If the beater hits the side of the bowl, lift the mixer, indicating that the bowl is not in its proper place.
It is very important to check your KitchenAid mixer from time to time for adjustments. It is a simple fix as you follow our simple guidelines above.
It does not matter the type of mixer you own, whether with a tilt head mixer or Bowl-lift models. The procedure is almost similar for both.