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Does power give a like-for-like comparison between different brands of stand mixer?

I've noticed that the KitchenAid stand mixers (which are supposed to be one of the best, if not the best, brand out there) have significantly lower power rating than their counterparts from other ...
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Must bread dough clear the side of the mixer using the hook?

I can get it to clear just fine with the paddle, but I can't reliably do so with the hook attachment, even after ten minutes at the fastest setting. My flour is fairly strong, autolysed, and the ...
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Why is the paddle and not the whisk used for making cake batter in a planetary mixer?

And would there be a difference in the cake using the whisk and the one using the paddle? If so, what would it be?
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Substitute for a Standing Mixer using a paddle

Many times I'll find a great-looking recipe that calls for a standing mixer. I haven't made buying one a priority yet. Usually I will make it anyway, using my hand mixer with beaters. I found one ...
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What are the main differences between a stand mixer, a countertop blender and a food processor?

I'm looking to replace my countertop blender. Since my kitchen space is rather limited, I was doing some research to see if there are any "multipurpose" devices. I found out that there are also stand ...
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Kneading difficulties with rye flour

My everyday bread recipe contains: 550 g flour 370 g water 12 g salt 4 g yeast I knead it in a Kitchenaid mixer with a C-shaped dough hook (which, I know, is loathed by some folks). Dough tends to ...
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Can we make peanut butter with 500W mixer?

I tried making peanut butter with 500w mixer but peanut is not secreating oil, is there any way to make peanut butter?
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Can you freeze a plastic mixer bowl?

I made a chocolate crinkle cookie dough that needs to be frozen for 2 hours before forming and baking. Can I freeze it in the (Bosch) plastic mixer bowl or will that ruin the bowl?
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What is the adequate power for a non-commercial Planetary Mixer?

I have a standard mixer that can be put on a stand and its motor has 400W of power. Since it struggles with some doughs and I don't really like its mixing I decided to buy a stand "Planetary Mixer"* (...
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What is the best standmixer 350 wattage or higher [closed]

What is the best Stand mixer with 350 or more wattage?
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Avoiding over-mixing when using a stand mixer

I've been having a problem when I try to make baked desserts using my stand mixer: cookies come out flat and cakes come out too dense. I've tried several recipes and had them come out great when ...
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stand mixer - reasons to go with a higher wattage vs lower wattage mixer

Not sure if it's ok to mention specific brands or not, so I won't. But I'd like to pick up a stand mixer and the two models i'm considering have either a 325 or 575 watt motor and 5 or 6qts ...
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Shallower bowl or longer dough hook for Kitchen Aid 7qt Stand Mixer?

I have a 7qt lifter style kitchen aid stand mixer and use it often to make bread and pizza doughs. Generally works great for very large batches, but I find that either the 7qt bowl is too deep or the ...
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What are the tradeoffs between spiral and C-shaped dough hooks?

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 ...
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What previously manual techniques should I use a stand mixer for?

I recently added a KitchenAid to my kitchen on Valentine's day, so that's the source of my question. I know plenty of things can be done by hand or with a stand mixer. But recipes don't always ...
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What do I need to consider when upgrading to a 40 quart mixer?

I have a cookie business. Currently I'm using a Kitchenaid 7 quart mixer and can only make 50 cookies at a time. I'm thinking of upgrading to a Hobart HL-400 40 quart mixer. I selected this brand ...
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Is there any commercial stand mixer bigger than kitchenaids with bowl scraping paddle?

the biggest kitchenaid with a bowl scraping paddle (called flex edge by them) is a 7 quart mixer. i would choose something bigger only if such paddle that also scrapes the side of the bowl when mixing ...
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What can I use instead of paddle attachment for a stand mixer?

I only have this machine. and it has only two type of attachment not the paddle. Can I use one of these two? or I need to buy a new one that has paddle?
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Cutting cold butter into flour - which mixer attachment should I use?

I have a kitchenaid 6 quart stand mixer and a large family of nine. At the moment we're using coupons to buy biscuit dough, but I wanted to look at the time and effort to make our own. Not just for ...
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Adding too much flour to bread dough in Kitchenaid Stand Mixer?

I own a Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer and everytime I try to use the dough hooks to make bread, I always end up using WAYY more flour than the recipe calls for. For example, I was trying to make ...
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KitchenAid Mixers, which one to pick?

I am planning to buy a KitchenAid mixer for my wife as a birthday present. However, there are multiple models and I am not sure which one to pick. My wife will be using the mixer for making cookies, ...
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Is it possible to whisk egg whites too much?

Just a though that I had today while whipping egg whites in the tabletop mixer. Can you whisk them 'till they separate, curdle, develop off flavour, strange aroma or texture ? Suppose they could ...
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Kitchenaid mixer dropping metal shavings

My fiance and I have been using our KitchenAid 600 series pro mixer almost daily for close to 7 months now with no issue. Today I wanted to surprise my fiance with homemade whole wheat pasta, and ...
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Can any KitchenAid stand mixer attachments be used to make peanut butter?

Can I use any of the various attachments for my Kitchenaid stand mixer to make peanut butter? I was thinking one of the different grinding attachments might work, insofar as the machine at my local ...
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What will happen to my cake if I don't cream the butter enough?

I am preparing for a cake decorating party for some 8-year-olds and was testing a simple butter cake recipe. I made a small-ish batch of batter (just over a stick of butter, just under 1/2 lb of ...
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How can I prevent dough from wrapping around a dough hook? [duplicate]

I have a 5.5qt KitchenAid stand mixer with the burnished spiral ("pigtail") dough hook. This is not the C-hook. When I make a small amount (for example, using 250g of flour or approximately 2 cups) of ...
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In my new mixer, my bread dough gets wrapped around the kneading hook. What should I do?

I just got a new stand mixer - a nice, heavy 500W mixer with a 5-liter bowl. Until now, I'd been making bread by hand and kneading it on the countertop. So the first thing I tried was using the mixer ...
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What to look for in a Stand Mixer?

I want to buy a stand mixer, a good one. Mainly for mixing dough, but also for mincing meat. I've seen that the KitchenAid has a mincing attachment. So, I've made a list of what to look for, and would ...
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How do I remove my KitchenAid attachment?

My KitchenAid attachment appears to be stuck. I attempt to push up to remove the dough hook and it does not budge one bit. I am thinking I'm either doing something completely wrong or there's some way ...