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Old 05-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #21
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Five kg of dough, only 2.6 kg of flour. Is yours a soft yeast dough? You suggested it was "brick like killerbread".
Only? 2.6 kg (5.72 lbs or 20 cups) of flour?
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:16 PM   #22
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In the Pizza Making forum many recommend the Bosch Universal mixer, just short of recommending small commercial mixers. I remember reading something like a 15 lb dough capacity with the Bosch unit.
The larger KA mixers don't seem to fare too well with large batches of pizza dough among that crowd of pizza making fanatics. :)
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #23
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Five kg of dough, only 2.6 kg of flour. Is yours a soft yeast dough? You suggested it was "brick like killerbread".
Yeah, I meant 3kg total dough, not just flour :)
And with ir being extra tough, I figured a 5kg limit ahould be ok.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #24
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Thanks for all the response! :)
Everyones experiences is appreciated!
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:49 PM   #25
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Good luck with your ultimate choice. Keep that homemade bread coming.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #26
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I'm using it for bread baking mainly, and it usually starts getting real hot and burnt smelling after only 6-7 minutes on low speed.
Everyone else I've talked to has the same experience with low wattage and bread dough aswell.
(I might mention that I come from a culture of super healthy brick like killerbread)

Anything else the KA handles just fine though.

I looked at Hobarts, and I'd have to get rich first for those, so I need something while I wait.


What about brands like Viking, Cuisinart and that stuff? Just as mediocre as KA?
Maybe not....I picked up a Hobart N50, used, in a thrift store for $7.00. Just the bare mixer, it's cost another couple hundred to dress it, but I buy used where I can, so it has most of the bells and whistles. It was still less than anything useful, new. Good luck, I'm sure you'll find what you need.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #27
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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
They are licensed for a high fee by the maker to make it under their brand. Just like Sears Kennmore products are licensed by RCA Whirpool. Same product, different name. And usually less expensive than the original.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #28
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Thanks for all the response! :)
Everyones experiences is appreciated!
If or when you get one you like, please let me/us know. I would like to get one my self. I might have some present comming end of the year, and that is my goal to get really good stand up mixer. I have not started looking yet, but maybe i can use your experience. Thank you for this thread.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:00 PM   #29
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Will do, CharlieD! :)
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I read pretty poor reviews on the Kenwood-posers, so that's a no go.

On the other hand, I now see the KA commercial has 990W. I was just a little confused there by all the places saying 500W. Turns out that was a gov UL test deal, and 990W are the real peak wattage.
Almost $800 though..

gadzooks: wooow! I've never been to a thrift store yet. Maybe it's time to start :D
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:21 PM   #30
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Bill, is this the one you have?
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