And the Beater Goes On: Stand Mixer Quiz
by Staff
Stand mixers, also known as bowl mixers, were one of the first symbols of a modern, industrial-age kitchen. Take our quiz for a spin to see how much you know about this culinary workhorse.

Which type of mixer came first?

  • industrial stand mixer
  • hand-held mixer
  • countertop stand mixer

Who invented the stand mixer?

  • Thomas Edison
  • Herbert Johnson
  • Nancy M. Johnson

Countertop stand mixers were initially sold by which of the following?

  • Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog
  • housewives selling door to door
  • Walgreen's

KitchenAid stand mixers have been made in Greenville, Ohio, for generations. What other legendary character comes from around there?

  • President Grover Cleveland
  • General George S. Patton
  • Sharpshooter Annie Oakley

How did the KitchenAid name come about?

  • The company's marking department suggested it.
  • The wife of a company executive suggested it.
  • The stand mixer inventor suggested it.

Which of the following can a stand mixer do?

  • make ice cream
  • slice vegetables
  • both of the above

What were the first attachments introduced with the countertop stand mixer?

  • food grinder and citrus juicer
  • grain mill and sausage stuffer
  • none

Which brand's stand mixer was chosen to appear on a U.S. postage stamp?

  • Sunbeam Mixmaster
  • KitchenAid
  • Cuisinart

If a modern stand mixer was advertising for an operator, which of the following would be a job requirement?

  • must have an engineering degree
  • can easily lift more than 20 pounds
  • must be an experienced baker

Who was an early customer for commercial stand mixers?

  • Entenmann's
  • Wonder Bread Company
  • U.S. Navy

In today's dollars, a countertop stand mixer would have cost the first buyers how much?

  • $900
  • $2,300
  • $3.600

Which brand's stand mixer can use accessories from another brand?

  • Cuisinart
  • Hamilton Beach
  • Kenmore

What's the difference between a mixer and a blender?

  • A blender has blades; a mixer has beaters.
  • A mixer can be a blender, but a blender can't be a mixer.
  • There is no difference.

Which event in the 1930s caused sales of stand mixers to skyrocket?

  • the introduction of the Sunbeam Mixmaster
  • the Rural Electrification Act of 1936
  • a stand mixer showcased at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair

Why was the manufacture of KitchenAid stand mixers interrupted during World War I and World War II?

  • The plant was converted to manufacturing tank engines.
  • The plant was converted to manufacturing munitions.
  • The plant was converted to manufacturing parachutes.

True or false: An attachment for a 1919 KitchenAid stand mixer would work in today's KitchenAid models.

  • true
  • false

What percentage of U.S. households owned a stand mixer as of the early 2000s?

  • 33 percent
  • 49 percent
  • 67 percent

Which company makes the most powerful stand mixer?

  • Sunbeam
  • Cuisinart
  • KitchenAid

Which cook's stand mixer is on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History?

  • Julia Child
  • Betty Crocker
  • Sara Lee

Which brand's bowl mixer features a light to help you see how well your ingredients are mixed?

  • Kenmore Elite
  • Cuisinart
  • Sunbeam Mixmaster