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Kitchen Aid Dough Hook

Kitchen Aid Dough Hook

You are not doing anything wrong. I had the dough climbing problem with my 25 year old Kitchen Aid. King Arthur sells KA mixers (and uses it) and they suggested kneading that particular batch by hand. I tried everything. I switched to Kitchen Aid approved bread recipes. I invested in the newer KA dough hook and I had the bowl balanced and I still had dough climbing the hook. Finally, after much research, I bought an Ankarsrum mixer. With the Ankarsrum I have had zero problems with dough climbing the dough hook. The paddle works fine on highest hydration dough (and with lower hydration dough too) under 8 cups of flour. The hook takes over on the big batches. It is a pleasure to watch the dough stream off the end of the hook safely back into the bowl. The KA is better for creaming cold hard butter and making cookie dough. The Ankarsrum is better at kneading bread dough and the machines are matched doing everything else. You need another machine or to kneed by hand. Bosch Universal has a strong fan base with bakers too but I have heard some complaints about dough climbing with that machine too.
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Kitchen Aid Dough Hook

Place eggs, water, flour and salt in mixer bowl. Attached bowl and flat beater. Turn to speed 2 and mix for 30 to 60 seconds. Add more water if the dough is too dry, in 1/2 Tablespoon increments. Change out the flat beater for the dough hook. Turn to speed 2 and knead for 2 minutes. Remove the dough and knead by hand for 2 minutes. Let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut dough into four pieces before processing with pasta sheet attachment. Take one piece and flatten into a rectangular shape. Adding flour to both sides. Be sure to cover the other pieces. Attach the pasta sheet roller to your stand mixer and set it to #1. Turn on the stand mixer to speed 2 and run the pasta dough through the pasta sheet roller. While on #1, fold the dough in half and run it through again. I do this several times. Adding a little bit of flour on each side of the dough again, change setting to #2 and pass the pasta dough through the sheet roller. I do this twice and then twice each on #3 and then #4. If you want thicker dough, don’t do the #4 setting. Once again, add flour to each side of your long pasta sheet. Change the attachment to your spaghetti or fettuccine cutter and turn on to speed 2. Run the pasta sheet through and with your left hand, hold on to the pasta as it comes through the cutter. It’s usually really long so I cut it and then wind it around my hand to create a nest. Allow pasta to dry for a few minutes before boiling. When boiling your pasta, it only needs 3 to 7 minutes to boil. With this pasta recipe, I prefer the fettuccine cutter. Notes: If drying your pasta, hang on clean plastic clothes hangers or a pasta drying rack for at least an hour.
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Kitchen Aid Dough Hook

I think this is a problem of the mixer itself. I have never had a stand mixer, but my old no-name hand mixer had exactly the same problem. My new Bosch hand mixer is great for dough. Before I bought the Bosch, I read not only test magazines, but also customer reviews at Amazon and others, and one thing they mentioned is that it has the “power” to knead the dough, so it doesn’t climb up the hooks like with other mixers. From what I understand about mixers, it isn’t only the power (although the 500W number probably doesn’t mean the same thing across brands – is this input power, output power, is it under load, is it average or maximum power, etc.?) but mostly the torque. Two different motors can output the same power with different torque, and if the torque isn’t enough, the hook won’t be able to go through the dough. The best way to recognize if that is what is happening is to listen at what happens with the dough. When you whip something easy, like cream, you hear an even humming from the motor. With dough, if the mixer can’t handle it, the hooks rotate slower, and the humming is different. With a hand mixer, you can even hear the change in tone and feel the slowing if you press the hooks into the dough. I don’t know how you can imitate it with the stand mixer, maybe use a non-fixed big bowl and try to move the bowl so the dough gets pressed against the hooks. If they slow and the motor growls, it is just not strong enough.
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Kitchen Aid Dough Hook

Quality of dough hook not good I liked the mixer. But the quality of attachments is not satisfactory. The coating of the dough hook is peeling off. Its getting into the dough. The pieces are tiny, so are difficult to find. I not happy with the dough hook. Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate July 10, 2016 Raggs Originally posted at KitchenAid Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate
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Kitchen Aid Dough Hook

You are not doing anything wrong. I had the dough climbing problem with my 25 year old Kitchen Aid. King Arthur sells KA mixers (and uses it) and they suggested kneading that particular batch by hand. I tried everything. I switched to Kitchen Aid approved bread recipes. I invested in the newer KA dough hook and I had the bowl balanced and I still had dough climbing the hook. Finally, after much research, I bought an Ankarsrum mixer.
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Kitchen Aid Dough Hook

Chipping Nylon Coating The dough hook works great. I use it for making bread most weekends, and have for almost five years, when we received our KitchenAid KSM150PS (Pistachio Green!).A few weeks back I noticed what looked like egg shells in my dough. Turns out it was nylon coating from the hook. It is now chipping and coming off at an accelerate rate. I can't use the dough hook any more.I would prefer an all metal version, that I don't have to worry about stuff chipping off into my food. Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate January 17, 2016 WeeklyBaker Originally posted at KitchenAid Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate
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Kitchen Aid Dough Hook

Chipping Nylon Coating The dough hook works great. I use it for making bread most weekends, and have for almost five years, when we received our KitchenAid KSM150PS (Pistachio Green!).A few weeks back I noticed what looked like egg shells in my dough. Turns out it was nylon coating from the hook. It is now chipping and coming off at an accelerate rate. I can't use the dough hook any more.I would prefer an all metal version, that I don't have to worry about stuff chipping off into my food. Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate
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Kitchen Aid Dough Hook

The dough hook works great. I use it for making bread most weekends, and have for almost five years, when we received our KitchenAid KSM150PS (Pistachio Green!).A few weeks back I noticed what looked like egg shells in my dough. Turns out it was nylon coating from the hook. It is now chipping and coming off at an accelerate rate. I can't use the dough hook any more.I would prefer an all metal version, that I don't have to worry about stuff chipping off into my food.
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I too have found that adding liquid gradually eases problem, but does not eliminate it. The dough does not get tossed around in bottom of bowl by the hook as it should, but clings to hook and only minimal kneading is happening. The issue is the bowl not being wider, and so the hook also needs to be slim elongated and screw like, not wide and to side of bowl like professional mixers. I used Hobart mixers in school. Expensive and big, but never this problem regardless of dough consistency and amount. This is a design issue, not a cost issue, I believe. Pro mixers cost a lot for build quality and longeivity of life. They do not cost a lot for having right bowl and hook design.
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I have misplaced the dough hook attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer, and I’m debating what type of dough hook attachment to purchase to replace it, and specifically if there are performance tradeoffs between the two common types. I usually knead by hand but I lean on the mixer for higher-hydration dough or just when I’m feeling lazy.
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Like other reviewers, I'm feeling ripped off. If a manufacturer knows of a recurring problem, WHY NOT FIX IT? I have my mixer for 5 years but probably use it only 4-6 times a year for very specific recipes where the dough hook is needed. I did pre-read all of the use and care literature because, for me, this is a huge investment. The dough hook is dishwasher safe and I only wash it on the top rack. Why then does the coating come off? I'll tell you why; it's so Kitchenaid can make money off of the consumer every year or two! C'mon Kitchenaid, you can do better! Make the hook without the coating or I will consciously avoid buying ANY of your products in the future!

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