Using Your KitchenAid
See the Stand Mixer Attachments Use and Care Guide for speed settings and operating
Flat Beater for normal to heavy
mixtures, such as:
Dough Hook for mixing and kneading
yeast doughs, such as:
Beater To Bowl Clearance
Your mixer is adjusted at the factory so that
the flat beater just clears the bottom of the
bowl. If, for any reason, the flat beater hits
the bottom of the bowl or is too far away
from the bowl, clearance can be corrected
Model 5K45SS, 5KSM90:
• Lift motor head.
• Turn screw (A) slightly to the left to raise
flat beater and to the right to lower flat
• Make adjustment with flat beater, so it
just clears surface of bowl.
Care and Cleaning of Your Mixer
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
ALWAYS BE SURE TO UNPLUG
MIXER BEFORE CLEANING TO AVOID
POSSIBLE ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
Wipe mixer with a damp cloth. DO
NOT IMMERSE IN WATER. Wipe off
beater shaft frequently, removing any
residue that may accumulate.
Wire Whip for mixtures which need
to incorporate air, such as:
• Place bowl lift handle
in down position.
• Turn screw (B) slightly
to the left to raise flat
beater and to the right
to lower flat beater.
• Make adjustment with
flat beater, so it just clears surface of bowl.
NOTE: Flat beater must not strike on bottom
or side of bowl when properly adjusted. If beater
or wire whip is adjusted too close so that it
strikes bottom of bowl, coating may wear off of
beater or wires may wear through on wire whip.
Scraping sides of bowl may be necessary
under certain conditions regardless of beater
adjustment. Mixer must be stopped to scrape
bowl or damage to mixer may occur.
Bowl, flat beater, wire whip and dough hook
may be wash in an automatic dishwasher.
Or, clean them thoroughly in hot sudsy
water and rinse completely before drying.
Lubrication: Motor bearings are self-
lubricating and should require no further
attention under normal use.