It functions just like the electric mixer. The creative adjustable crank handle allows you to adjust the speed, so you do not have to speed up cranking for whipping. Simply loosen the black set screw on the end of the crank and adjust the handle speed for whipping creams, and sauces, or to slow the speed down for bread doughs and cookie mixes.
This has also become a popular mixer for Dutch oven cook-off teams as well as restaurants using it at tableside to whip up desserts and making nitrogen frozen ice cream.
The mixers are purchased new and then the inside parts are completely removed and replaced with Amish machined quality gear and drive sets. Each of the gear sets is handmade one at a time plus the labor to convert a mixer is the reason they are a bit pricey. With no electric motor to wear out, the conversion mixer should last for generations.
Please note: In the conversion and gearing configuration for the hand crank the top docking port for the added Kitchen Aid attachments is no longer a working feature of this mixer. Yes, this is disappointing if you have all the attachments. If you just use it for making bread, whipping egg whites, or using the flat beater for cookies, this mixer is an excellent off-grid alternative.
Just like The Little Dutch Maid, this converted Kitchen Aid cranks smooth. You can tell the gearing is heavier duty than the original electric motor.
The Kitchen Aid is available only in white; it comes with the flat beater, wire whip, dough hook, 5-qt stainless mixing bowl. The plastic splash guard (pictured) is no longer routinely included with the converted mixers. All the attachments are new or refurbished to just like new ones.
Due to the arrangement and conversion, Kitchen Aid manufacturer original warranty no longer applies. The converted model will hold a one-year free repair or replacement warranty. After one year, our Amish shop will repair at cost for parts, labor, and shipping.
Warranty is subject to inspection for abnormal use or abuse of the machine or dropping it.
Mixers are converted in a small Amish shop. With the high demand for these mixers, it may take up to 4-8 weeks to ship. Please order early for Christmas gifts as the demand surges this time of year.
Would you like to have an existing mixer converted? Our Amish machine shop can convert both the Classic and Artisan Kitchen Aid mixer to a hand crank mixer for off-grid use. Click Here for more information.