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Old 06-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #21
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Bill, what is it in quarts, I mean the flour?
8 cups (2 quarts) of flour yielded 3.3 pounds of bread
12.25 cups (3+ quarts) of flour should yield about 5 pounds of bread.
The machine is advertised as being capable or handling up to 16 cups of flour, but for my bread I have little hope of being able to process more than 12.5 cups of flour.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #22
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So, they lied to us. Darn, I think I have one coming.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #23
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So, they lied to us. Darn, I think I have one coming.
The 16 cup (4 Quart) flour capacity is probably for cake batter or American style white bread. Cake batters are generally more liquid than bread doughs. A 12.5 cup of flour bread dough is more than I can conveniently make by hand and six plus 3/4 pound loaves of bread is still a fair sized batch.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #24
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The 16 cup (4 Quart) flour capacity is probably for cake batter or American style white bread. Cake batters are generally more liquid than bread doughs. A 12.5 cup of flour bread dough is more than I can conveniently make by hand and six plus 3/4 pound loaves of bread is still a fair sized batch.
On the brighter side the machine did not heat up (was barely warm to the touch) and the bowl and dough hook cleanup was easy; but I still had to do the final kneading by hand and my kneading board is a pain to clean, especially with the sticky dough that I produced in the KA.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:19 AM   #25
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Did you buy this mixer primarily for bread dough? It sounds like you may have to live with smaller batches than you'd like. Too bad there isn't a way to beef up the motor and transmission for a little more torque.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:32 AM   #26
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Did you buy this mixer primarily for bread dough? It sounds like you may have to live with smaller batches than you'd like. Too bad there isn't a way to beef up the motor and transmission for a little more torque.
Torque appears to be adequate. My counter and refrigerator space constraints were a consideration in selecting this machine. If the unit's base weighed an additional 10 pounds it would have less of a tendency to do the Shim Sham Shimmy. Guess I could always resort to casting a portland cement base to constrain the machine.
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Could take the base off, turn it upside-down and fill it with epoxy and buckshot. You would need to keep the screw holes accessible for re-assembly.
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Did you buy this mixer primarily for bread dough? It sounds like you may have to live with smaller batches than you'd like. Too bad there isn't a way to beef up the motor and transmission for a little more torque.
I heard that they made a tv show about a guy that does beef up motors.
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"More POWER!!!"...that guy?
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"More POWER!!!"...that guy?
Yes, I always wondered how famous tv people interacted on the internet and what kind of alias's they used, now I know "Gadzooks".
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