Using the Temper Mode for the KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowl
Tempering refers to the melting and cooling of chocolate to prepare it for dipping, recipes such as truffles, and molding chocolate candies. The tempering process gives the chocolate a glossy, smooth finish and a “snap” when bitten into. The goal is precise, rather than rapid heating and can take 30-35 minutes. A nice, gradual rise of the temperature prevents hot spots and provides accuracy.
- Press the MANUAL/CHOCOLATE mode button two times. The Chocolate indicator will flash, and the temperature will display.
- Press the START/CANCEL button. “Preheating” will display.
- During preheating, add 3/4 of the chocolate into the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl. Be sure not to fill past the “max fill” line. For best results, use chocolate made for melting, or add the chocolate in small pieces.
- After approximately two minutes of preheating, the chocolate will begin to visibly melt. Begin stirring. Use the flex edge beater and the STIR setting on your Stand Mixer.
- Once the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl is preheated, a tone will sound. The display will flash between “104°F” and “Add.”
- When you are ready to add the remaining chocolate, press the TEMPERATURE/TIME” selection toggle button. Add the chocolate in small amounts until the desired temperature is reached.
- The temperature slowly reduces to cool the chocolate, as indicated on the digital display. The chocolate is ready for use when “In Temper” is displayed.
Changing the temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius
Press and hold the large round button for 3-5 seconds to change the display from F to C.
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