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Old 12-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #1
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Annoyance with Kitchen Aid mixer

Every time I use the stand mixer to make bread dough, the dough creeps up the dough hook, very annoying because I have to keep stopping the machine, push the dough back down every 2 min. I have an old mixer with the hook , 4.5KSS . The dough hook for newer machines do not fit my machine. I ended up having to knead the dough by hand, not fun, especially trying to do this on a counter that is really too high for me. I've always had this problem with the dough hook since I had the machine , which is why I like the no knead bread.
Addition : I just bought a different dough hook online , suppose to help prevent the climbing dough problem. We'll see next time I make bread in it.

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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I have the same problem, but I've found I like to knead by hand towards the end anyway so I can get a feel for the dough to make sure it's the way I like or want it.
I find kneading theraputic.... call me crazy dough lady....


But I agree.... nothing I do makes the "climbing" any more fun!!!
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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I have a cheaper mixer, I really want a kitchen aid though but my sister bought me one that spins on its own for my birthday and it doesnt seem to do that on me. The brand is west bend. I love the darn thing.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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I have the same problem, but I've found I like to knead by hand towards the end anyway so I can get a feel for the dough to make sure it's the way I like or want it.
I find kneading theraputic.... call me crazy dough lady....


But I agree.... nothing I do makes the "climbing" any more fun!!!
+1.
It is what Nick Malgieri says to do--always finish the kneading process by hand so you get a feel for the dough. (I have taken demonstration classes with him many times)
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:09 PM   #5
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I find my KA does a good job of kneading the dough, but like the others, I still want the dough to be in my hands for the final kneading, even if only for a minute or two before I shape into a ball for proofing. I still have not gone online to read reviews on the new spiral dough mixer for my KA to determine if I want to buy it.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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Every time I use the stand mixer to make bread dough, the dough creeps up the dough hook, very annoying because I have to keep stopping the machine, push the dough back down every 2 min...
Addition : I just bought a different dough hook online , suppose to help prevent the climbing dough problem. We'll see next time I make bread in it.
I always apply a light coating of oil all over the top half of the dough hook before I start. This helps keep the dough from climbing.

I am curious about the new hook you bought. Can you post a link?
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:08 PM   #7
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Andy, I think it looks a little like a corkscrew.
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I wonder if the corkscrew might help actually....
The giant 100 lb mixer at work has a corkscrew rather than a hook.... dough never climbs, but I just always figured it was batch size relative to mixer space since the largest batches of dough we do are 75 lbs..... but the 75 lbs don't climb either...
hmmmm...
maybe I should make 100 lb batch at work on saturday just to test.....
nah.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:09 PM   #9
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If your mixer did not come with a spiral dough hook, don't use it!

It can damage/destroy your mixer. There is a special design in the new mixers that allow for the spiral dough hook to be used safely.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:21 PM   #10
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Andy, I think it looks a little like a corkscrew.
I didn't order the spiral hook, what I had ordered was similar to the one I have now, but have cancelled that order since I realized I picked out the wrong hook for my machine, thinking I had the 4.5 but I have the K5SS .
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