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Any questions or recommendations dealing with stand mixers, baking stones, or any other baking equipment.

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Emile Henry Baguette Baker/Questions

August 26, 2016 - 5:15am -- nillo


I was given the Emile Henry Baguette Baker, and I have a couple of questions: The instructions say to proof the baguettes in the baker, and place the baker in the preheated oven. Whenenver I am baking in a ducth oven or other pot, I preheat the pot and place the bread in there once it's time to bake - would this not be better for the baguettes as well?

Also, the lid has holes. Would you recommend to close these? What is the point of the holes since you want the steam to stay in the baker for the first minutes....

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Home 5kg with 1 g resolution digital scales WITHOUT auto shutoff?

August 24, 2016 - 1:41am -- MarkS

Do such beasts exist, and if so what brands and models? I am so fed up with my scale shutting itself off while weighing ingredients. Small changes in weight gave large impacts on results. Sometimes I need to add ingredients slowly. I've tried multiple scales and they all have this "feature". I'd rather stock up on batteries or plug the scale onto the wall than deal with this anymore.

I have a 5kg load cell and Raspberry Pi along with enough technical knowledge to build my own, but I lack the time and desire. Someone has to have made a scale without this idiocy!

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c100t attachment identification

August 14, 2016 - 10:19am -- nythng4mny

We purchased a beautiful C100T Hobart and it sounds PERFECT..


Have yet to test under load.  Had issue with timer but removed and repaired.


This part however has us baffled.  Anyone know what this might be?

The "screen" part fits in a bowl and the ceramic part is spring loaded.  it does rotate inside the walls perfectly.


Thanks in advance..


PS:  I am also emailing Hobart to see if they can ID it too.


Nazareth, PA

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Hobart N50 Mixer Disappointment

August 3, 2016 - 6:30pm -- Plan2build

Well, today my brand new N50 mixer was delivered.  With eagerness I unpacked the mixer and set it on the counter, but something did not seem quite right.  The bowl seemed to be crooked.  On further inspection, it was not the bowl, but the actual mixer upright was bent to one side.  In other words, the upright and the base were not at 90 degrees.  It was more that a half inch out of plumb.


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