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Old 11-10-2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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Question Hand mixer with a dough hook attachment?

I have heard of a hand mixer that has a dough hook attachment. Has anyone heard of such a thing and perhaps know where I can look for one?

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Old 11-10-2006, 01:27 PM   #2
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Yes its real! My new handmixer (chosen because it was the cheapest in the Italian supermarket) has dough hooks! I have not used them though....
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thanks! And the brand name would be????
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:36 PM   #4
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I would tell you if I were in Italy today...I'll get DH to tell me tomorrow for you. I think its worth looking at the cheapest brands though...this certainly was....

hang on, I just googled "hand mixer dough hook" and got a list, I don't think any are mine but: Braun M880, Oyster Deluxe,Euro-pro.....there seem to be a lot of them. Looking briefly just at the search page the reviews do not seem to hot....but see what you think, as I say, I haven't used the dough hooks myself...
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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It seems to me that using a hand mixer to do a dough would be very hard on the hand, wrist and arm.
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:52 PM   #6
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Yes, that is what the reviews seem to be saying. I knead by hand and while that can be hard work my guess it it is not as hard as dealing with the reverb up you arm. I bought it for the hand whisk-y bit, but it was the cheapest.
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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I have the Braun M880. I've used the dough hooks before. It's not bad for small batches of dough but it can be tough on the arm! I tried to make a double batch of pizza dough (would make 6 Pizzas) for a party since my KA bowl is not big enough. It was slow and tough going but I can make biscuits and rolls okay. If you have a stand mixer with dough hooks I would recommend that instead for most of your dough.
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Old 11-10-2006, 02:47 PM   #8
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I have a KA stand mixer with a dough hook--have had it for 40+ years. I believe I can count on one hand the number of times I have used the dough hook to make bread. And I do make bread. Knead by hand and enjoy the process.
I cannot imagine that there would be a very long life to this mixer either, let alone the tennis elbow that it could generate!! ;o)
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:09 PM   #9
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I have heard of a hand mixer that has a dough hook attachment. Has anyone heard of such a thing and perhaps know where I can look for one?

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I've just bought a hand mixer that came with a dough hook, Sunbeam brand, don't know if you can get them. The major problem with it is that all of the attachments are to short, I haven't tried the dough attachment but I don't think it would work very well
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:56 PM   #10
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My KA has a dough hook but I confess I haven't used it much. I like to get down with the dough.

edited: my bad, I was reading this too fast and didn't realize you were talking about a HAND mixer.
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