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Replaced Kitchen Aid "J" dough hook with spiral dough hook

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Antilope

Replaced Kitchen Aid "J" dough hook with spiral dough hook

I have a Kitchen Aid PRO 500 Series 5-Quart Mixer, model number (KSM500PS). It came with a conventional "J" dough hook (part # K5BDH Bunished Dough Hook). It is a bowl lift model.
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I've seen other Kitchen Aid 5-qt mixers that come with a spiral dough hook and wondered if it would fit and work on my model mixer.
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I compared my mixer beater and whisk replacement model numbers with the replacement numbers of the spiral dough hook mixer. They matched. So I figured the spiral dough hook should fit my mixer.
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I ordered the Kitchen Aid Spiral Dough Hook, Burnished, part #KNS256BDH for $ 19.95 and it fits and works perfectly in my mixer. They are carried at Amazon and QVC among others.
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Here are the beater and whisk replacement numbers of my mixer:
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Kitchen Aid PRO 500 Series 5-Quart Mixer (KSM500PS).
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-KitchenAid Bunished Flat Beater - K5ABB .
-KitchenAid K5AWW Wire Whip Stainless Steel - K5AWW.
-KitchenAid Bunished Dough Hook (regular "J" dough hook) - K5BDH
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If these beaters and whisk models match your Kitchen Aid 5-qt mixer, the spiral replacement hook (KNS256BDH) should fit your mixer also.
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Antilope

Here are videos from Youtube of the two Kitchen Aid dough hooks in action:
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KitchenAid "J" Dough Hook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9AZmJ0y1s4
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KitchenAid Spiral Dough Hook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSi2F4KUVF8
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The "J" dough hook beats the dough against the walls of the bowl as the dough climbs to the top of the hook and is stopped by the large round plate at the top of the hook.
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The spiral dough hook presses the dough into the bottom of the bowl as it spins the dough against the bottom of the bowl.

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fotomat1

mine a couple years ago after reading that it would fit my old 5qt in a review on Amazon. Very much pleased with the results.

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Antilope

is not designed for mine. But it fits and works well. There is a caution that it uses downward force on dough instead of sideways or rotational force like the "J" hook. 

But judging by the sound of the motor when it runs and the heat generated while kneading dough, the spiral dough hook is less strain on my mixer than the "J" hook. I only run at Speed 2 and I only knead 3 or 4 cups of flour at a time. That's all I require. This places even less strain on the gears and motor than kneading a full load of 6 or 8 cups.

The spiral dough hook does a really good job (better than the "J" dough hook) of kneading dough.