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Old 08-02-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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Dough maker vs. stand mixer

I have left Taiwan and am moving back to Shanghai. I decide to part with my wonderful Kitchen Aid mixer because SH is 220v and the inverter that I was using (was a rather expensive one) was causing the motor to run irregularly :( Sad...I will miss you my dear KA!

I have noticed the emergence of a new (at least new to me) appliance called a dough maker that sells for about 1/3 of the price of a new stand mixer (not a KA :( ) I am talking about something that looks like this: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=1...bbe6685a63ee4a

I used my KA to make cake batter, cookie dough, bread dough, frosting, mashed potatoes and other veggies, gravy, hmmm lots of stuff.

My guess is that a dough maker works at a limit number of speeds - maybe even one, and that one speed is relatively low. A dough maker probably cannot substitute for a stand mixer but a stand mixer would substitute for a dough maker. Am I right?

Do dough makers do their things well enough to warrant both a dm and stand mixer?

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Old 08-02-2012, 07:15 AM   #2
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I have no experience with a dough maker specifically. Many people who make dough on a regular basis really like the Bosch Universal mixer. It excels at dough making, and does a good job at mixing as well, it has a good reputation for quality.

Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Machine: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:43 AM   #3
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KA makes a 7 quart (5KSM7591XE***) which is equipped with a 230V motor.
CharlieD might get a kick out of this website-
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...aQ9TM0jr3ug6XA
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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KA makes a 7 quart (5KSM7591XE***) which is equipped with a 230V motor.
CharlieD might get a kick out of this website-
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...aQ9TM0jr3ug6XA
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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KA makes a 7 quart (5KSM7591XE***) which is equipped with a 230V motor.
CharlieD might get a kick out of this website-
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...aQ9TM0jr3ug6XA
The problem with single phase electricity in particular is whether it is 50Hz or 60Hz. Our 60Hz, 230v, single phase has two power legs of approx. 120v each and doesn't generally require neutral. European 50Hz, 220v, single phase has one power leg of 220v and a neutral leg. Who knows what the power supply might be where he is moving.

His use of an inverter probably indicates the power supply was different, but adaptable with issues. Where he is moving to may have a power supply that won't allow any adaptation to use his KA.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #6
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My understanding is that SH is 220V 50HZ.
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