Built in the small city of Ankarsrum, Sweden, the Assistent® embodies a decades-old pride of craftsmanship. The people of Ankarsrum build a very special kitchen tool to the highest standard of quality, and at Pleasant Hill Grain we’re pleased to offer their products to you! We use Ankarsrum mixers in the PHG kitchen, and understand very well how unique and special they are.
The Ankarsrum Original® has been revered for decades by cooks who want extraordinary performance from their principal kitchen machine. A great all-purpose stand mixer, its power also makes it a world class bread dough mixer and kneader. Ankarsrum mixers are renowned for long term reliability and quality results whether you’re making a cake, whipping a meringue, or preparing as many as nine loaves of light, delicious bread. The recently updated model AKM 6230 is the best Ankarsrum mixer ever, a standout machine with tremendous capabilities.
The Ankarsrum Original includes two bowls: A stainless bowl, and a clear, BPA-free whisk beater bowl. The clear bowl produces beautiful meringues, beating up to 18 egg whites—or as few as one—with exceptional results. You can also cream butter, margarine and shortening with sugar to the creamiest texture for all your cookie needs. The clear bowl is stationary, and the whisks are driven from below via a center column in the bowl (the clear bowl is shaped something like a bundt cake pan, as you can see in the images above). This arrangement provides completely open access to the top of the bowl, with no overhead motor drive in the way. When mixing with either bowl, the only metal in contact with your food is food-grade stainless steel.