In my search for the next recipe to try on, I found a New York Cheesecake recipe in Baking Illustrated that calls for 2.5 pounds (equavalent of 1.134 kg) of cream cheese to be beated in a mixer. Yes, it is ALOT of cream cheese. When I thought of how my trusty stand mixer struggled under a load of 0.9 kg of cream cheese previously to make Oreo Cheesecake, I have no doubt that this would send it straight to the junk yard.
Then a quick flip to the front of the book which recommends the list of must-haves (and you would have to sell the rest of your house if you go about acquiring every piece on that really long list for your kitchen), KitchenAid stand mixers were highly recommended. And it is easy to see why.
Pictured here, this work-horse can handle up to 9 cups of flour or make enough dough for 4 loaves of bread in one go! Whipping up 2.5 lb of cream cheese would look like child's play with it.
Oh, how I wish that I could own one too!