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Old 02-01-2019, 11:52 AM   #1
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Foolish question

OK, here I go...I have a stand mixer, Hobart N50. Have a lot of doodads for it, and use most of them regularly. I am considering a stainless steel dough hook. It is about twice the weight of the aluminum dough hook, and I am wondering if the added weight would mean added wear to the mixer, and if it would be enough to stay with the aluminum one. Any and all help, experience and advice welcome. Thanks!

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Old 02-01-2019, 11:56 AM   #2
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I wouldn’t bother switching. The aluminum one has to be hand washed so that it doesn’t turn black in the dishwasher. I don’t think there would be any difference in performance between the two. As far as load on the mixer motor, I would think the amount of dough in the bowl is more of an issue than the weight of the hook.
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:07 AM   #3
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It won't make any difference on with your mixer.
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