And the Beater Goes On: Stand Mixer Quiz
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
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
Which brand's stand mixer was chosen to appear on a U.S. postage stamp?
- Sunbeam Mixmaster
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?
- Wonder Bread Company
- U.S. Navy
In today's dollars, a countertop stand mixer would have cost the first buyers how much?
Which brand's stand mixer can use accessories from another brand?
- Hamilton Beach
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.
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?
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
- Sunbeam Mixmaster