I have a 5 qt Kitcchenaid "Professional HD" lift bowl (the one you get from Sam's Club, not the standard 5 qt lift mixer).
My wife ran the aluminum plated spiral dough hook through the washing machine before I could tell her that the instructions said not to do this. Of course all the silver plating is gone.
Is this bad? Is it "You need to get a new dough hook" bad? Is it "you should stop using that dough hook before you gradually get posioned and die" bad? Are there any aftermarket spiral dough hooks that I shoudl consider?