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Old 11-14-2017, 09:22 AM   #11
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Going by your description, are these the tools you refer to? These are what comes to mind when I hear "hand mixer" and "mini chopper".
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:01 AM   #12
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Hi Andy - spot on, almost exactly what I broke! The deceased mini-chopper was almost exclusively for breadcrumbs, and the hand whisk gets used for cake making & meringues.

I'm sure there must be a hand whisk out there somewhere with a metal gearbox, it wouldn't surprise me if there's no mini-chopper equivalent, as it's not exactly a pro bit of kit.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:33 AM   #13
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Eunosdriver, a couple of thoughts:

I don't think you mentioned what your electric hand mixer was used for, but they do have their limitations. They will not do a good job on thick cookie doughs, for example.

For the mini food processor, you might want to try breaking the bread into smaller pieces before putting them in the FP. Larger pieces can get jammed between the blade and the bowl and cause your problems.
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