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Old 05-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #11
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I don't know, man.. I might feel too restricted by 14 cups.

This is the wonder I'm drooling at
Titanium Major - KM023

I just don't understand why Europeans feel like they need bigger stand mixers than Americans. Everything is bigger in America! Except stand mixers...


You think it's gonna be a hastle to dig out a 900kg Hobart every time I need to whip 3 egg whites? Or are they easy to deal with?
This time, before buying, you may want to read the instruction manual to be sure the KM023 is what you want. For example, it can't handle 3 kilos of flour either... Instruction Manuals - Kenwood Ltd
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #12
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This time, before buying, you may want to read the instruction manual to be sure the KM023 is what you want. For example, it can't handle 3 kilos of flour either... Instruction Manuals - Kenwood Ltd
I have, and the Major can handle 5kg total dough weight (soft yeast doughs). Which should be enough for my use.
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Bolledeig, looking at your user name, I'm guessing that you are Norwegian.

Are you making rugbrød? If you find a stand mixer that will knead rugbrød dough, I want to know about it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:43 PM   #14
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Bolledeig, looking at your user name, I'm guessing that you are Norwegian.

Are you making rugbrød? If you find a stand mixer that will knead rugbrød dough, I want to know about it.
That's correct :)

Yes, basically rugbrød plus everything else I have in my pantry :p
All my Norwegian friends who live in Norway says the Kenwood Major can handle it! Really annoying. Happy to hear I'm not the only one with that problem tho ;)
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #15
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Waring WSM7Q 7 Qt. Commercial NSF Stand Mixer
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #16
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Kenwood is the name used in Europe, in the US the same machines are sold under the names Cuisinart, Viking, waring, and Hamilton Beach (the commercial version) You'll notice that all three brands look very much like the Kenwood that you covet. The locations of mechanical controls, the lever to lift the head, the bowl shape (all of them offer the odd 7qt size), etc.. They are all made by the same company.




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Old 05-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #17
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Holy fjusk, bakechef, you're right! And the one justplainbill linked to aswell!

That's really confusing. How can they "pose" as several brands like that? It's not a very good marketing strategy O_o
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #18
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The Viking is made in China. Do not know about the others but I've had good luck with Waring branded products - love my Waring big stick. I knead 6 1/2 cups flour and 3 cups water (about 3 lbs of bread) in my Emile Henry 5.8 Quart mixing bowl. The 5.8 quart size is just large enough so that the fully risen dough does not climb out of the bowl.
While the cleanup is easier doing it with the Emile Henry, I believe I could achieve the same results with my big stick in a deeper container (like an 8+ quart Bain Marie).
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For heavy doughs, I have heard that the Electolux Assistant does a great job and is built like a tank, and comes with an 8 qt bowl.
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I have, and the Major can handle 5kg total dough weight (soft yeast doughs). Which should be enough for my use.

Five kg of dough, only 2.6 kg of flour. Is yours a soft yeast dough? You suggested it was "brick like killerbread".
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