How Do I Prevent My Stand Mixer from Jumping?

How Do I Prevent My Stand Mixer from Jumping?

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Hali Bey Ramdene
Mar 21, 2016
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Q: My new mixer "jumps "off the counter and it slips out of lock when I'm kneading dough. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent that?

Sent by Jane

Editor: When a stand mixer is working with a particularly sturdy dough, that can cause it to inch forward on the counter as it works to combat the density and weight of the mixture. Luckily there are a few things you can do to mitigate the excessive movement. First try setting the mixer up on a non-skid surface. Also check to see if the hinge pin is loose; that can make for shaky mixing, but it's an easy fix. Turn the mixer on its side and tighten the screw that connects to the metal pin where the hinge connects with the head of the mixer. Check out the tutorial.

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