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

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bosch compact 450 mixer troubleshooting help

April 29, 2015 - 7:35pm -- freckled

I bought a Bosch compact 450 second hand, opened it up and gave it a good cleaning.

It worked fine but some dough gunk was seeping through the dough cover so I opened it up again last week to clean the inside again but now it doesn't work!!!!!!!! 

The blue light turns on when plugged in but when I turn to any speed, it doesn't engage the motor and the light flashes.

I took off the screws again to check if anything was pinched or caught, put it back together and still not working.

Any ideas?  I love this little mixer and want it back working again:(

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Gas oven with baking stones or electric pizza oven?

April 19, 2015 - 8:08pm -- reedlaw

I'm trying to decide on a suitable upgrade from a home oven used to make artisan breads using dutch ovens to a commercial oven with baking stones and improvised steam. I'm in China and gas ovens save over electric but they usually have stainless steel decks with little rubber bumpers to keep the baking pans from scratching (can be seen in the red reflection below).

Gas Oven

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KitchenAid K5A wiring

April 19, 2015 - 1:31pm -- mikelegrande

I have opened the motor head assembly and see several frayed wires. I need video help or a repair manual to show how to disassemble and replace wiring. Any ideas on where to get help? 

I am familiar with repairing gears as I have done it on newer models.

I also read a suggestion about replacing the controller with the K5SS one.

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