If you love using your KitchenAid stand mixer to make bread dough, then there’s an add-on you need to know about…
The KitchenAid Bread Bowl with baking lid is made for bread bakers since it’s both an extra mixing bowl made of high quality ceramic, and it lets you proof and bake you breadin a way that gives it a nice crispy crust. This bowl and lid combo is designed to let you Bake craft-quality bread at home, from basic white to crusty breads, and even brioche.
KitchenAid Bread Bowl with Baking Lid
This bowl is not only an extra mixing bowl, but it doubles a a baking dish for beautiful loaves of bread.
- Heavy ceramic
- Fits KitchenAid mixer perfectly
- Easy to clean
- Works well for baking
- Might be a bit heavy for some uses
How does KitchenAid Bread Bowl with Baking Lid work?
Here’s how it works…
The bread bowl fits all KitchenAid 4.5 and 5 Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixers. Just twist and lock it into place as you would with a metal bowl.
The bowl feels heavy and KitchenAid calls this “durable ceramic” and says it resists chipping, cracking, and crazing, and there’s actually a 5-year no-chip warranty.
The bowl and lid are freezer, microwave, dishwasher and oven (up to 500°F) -safe. The 5 Quart capacity allows you to bake bread dough recipes with up to about 3.5 cups of flour (makes about a 1- 1.5 lb. loaf of bread), which is just the right size loaf.
Let me show you how I used it… I tried a loaf of no-knead bread, which is ideal for this set…
Making bread with KitchenAid Bread Bowl with Baking Lid
Use it to knead your dough with your Kitchenaid mixer, then let it rise right in the bowl. When it’s time to punch it down and shape it, wash the bowl and pop both the lid and bowl into the oven to heat up. When they’re as hot as the oven, slide the dough onto the baking plate. I opted to lay some parchment under it just to keep cleanup simple. Then cover the ball of dough with the bowl.
Your essentially creating a hot oven within an oven that allows steam to be retained helping to create a moist loaf that also gets a nice crispy crust.
When my loaf was baked it was beautifully done.
In short, this add-on for a KitchenAid tilt-head mixer is great because not only do you get an ideal method for baking fresh bread, but it also gives you an extra ball, which is extremely handy for folks who like to bake. The baking plate would also work as a small baking dish as well for heating up and presenting things like baked brie.
I can definitely recommend the KitchenAid Bread Bowl with baking lid for you. It costs about $129USD.
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