The mixer is the most widely used cooking tool, especially by housewives, or the bakery industry, to make work easier, especially when mixing or stirring.
In fact, a mixer can help speed up the mixing process from what takes 10-12 minutes by hand to as little as 2 minutes by machine.
There are some common problems with mixers. Some of these problems include rust on the mixer bowl, oil leaks, and also the mixer getting hot. Mixer overheating is a common problem even with the highest quality mixers.
Some of these errors generally occur due to errors during use, and can be fatal if we do not know how to solve them. In this article, we will discuss some of the causes of the mixer getting hot and how to fix it.
1. The Mixer is too Long being Used
Under certain conditions, especially for housewives, they must have experienced this. Leaving the mixer running for a long time in kneading the dough can cause overheating as a result of the dough kneading.
Some mixers may have an automatic system to stop work, and when the mixer stops, it is advised not to turn it on for a few hours.
This does not mean that the mixer you are using is damaged and must be replaced, but it is the mixer’s settings to stop the motor from being damaged.
2. The Ingredients are too Heavy
Each mixer has its own limitations in terms of the capacity of the ingredients to be stirred. Ingredients that are too heavy for maximum capacity can cause the mixer to work harder and result in excessive heat generation, or in the worst case system failure.
Some companies don’t recommend running the mixer for more than 10 minutes when mixing heavy ingredients. However, for lighter ingredients, the mixer can run for up to 20 minutes during use.
3. Mistakes from Adjusting the Speed Settings
Some mixer products generally have a speed setting that allows them to mix heavier doughs. However, incorrect use of speed can result in the formation of friction that continues to accumulate and causes the motor to heat up.
In addition, the wrong speed for a larger batter, this can have an impact on the motor working harder causing the motor to heat up.
Some companies generally have provided manuals regarding the optimal stirring speed in some conditions, so be sure to adjust the stirring speed to the type of dough being stirred so that the machine does not work harder.
If you don’t have a manual, then some of these speed conditions you might be able to follow:
- Speed 2 is best for heavy dough, whipping mashed root vegetables and working with hot candy ingredients.
- Speed 4 serves to add butter or egg whites to heavy dough.
- Speed 6 will shake and stir food and works well with additional accessories.
- Speed 8 quickly whisks egg whites and heavy cream.
- Speed 10 can have problems and become inconsistent when used on very thick dough or ingredients. This arrangement can quickly whip items together, such as frosting, or with attachments, such as a pasta maker.
4. The Ingredients Used Produced much Steams
If you mix ingredients that can produce steam, it can also cause the mixer to overheat.
Hot steam generated by the dough during kneading can condense on the circuit board in the mixer, causing electrical disturbances and causing the mixer to shut down. In mild cases, the mixer will pause briefly and will restart after 3 minutes.
5. The Components on the Mixer are not Well Placed
Some mixer components, such as beaters, dough hooks, or other components that are not properly placed to the mixer can cause the motor to work harder so that the motor becomes hot.
For this problem, it is better for you to call the relevant technician to check whether the components on your mixer have been placed properly or not.
This is a discussion regarding the causes of heat in the mixer. If your mixer is hot, don’t worry as this is normal. It’s a good idea to rest your mixer for at least 30 minutes before using it again. However, if after resting the mixer still does not work, it is recommended that you contact the relevant technician so that the damage to your mixer does not become more severe and lead to more expensive repairs.