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How To Make A Dough Mixer/Kneader ?

July 21, 2012 - 7:37pm -- abrogard

We are working with batches of dough that fill a 20 litre bowl.  About 5.3 US gallons I think.  

That is as much as we can handle: mix up, knead.  It gets very stiff, pretty hard work.

So we'd like a machine but commercial machines this size cost thousands of dollars, it seems:

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Dough Mixer

June 20, 2012 - 5:46pm -- chykcha

Hello everyone, it's been a while since I have posted here. I saw many questions here about dough mixers, some of them unanswered. So when I was presented with the same challenge, I decided to post my experience, in case anyone finds it helpful.

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Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer Problems with Kneading

June 12, 2012 - 7:12am -- TastefulLee

Hi. I have owned a Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer with a twisting lock bowl for about 3 years. I have used it successfully for soft doughs such as cookies, and general mixing purposes.

Since I began making bread about 7 months ago I have tried to use the dough hook for several different recipes of several different hydration levels, and every time I have the same problem - once the dough starts to come together it the adjustable arm (the one the dough hook is inserted into) begins to float wildly about, even though I have the switch in the locked position.

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WANTED: Magic Mills Assistent (Electrolux DLX) Mixer

June 8, 2012 - 12:34pm -- MikeRook

I am looking to buy a used Magic Mills Assistent mixer.  I have been doing a lot of reasearch on different mixers for dough and everything I have read leads me to believe that this mixer is the best including reliability.  Anyone selling one?  Let me know on this post or you can also email me at mikewildt @ .  Thanks!


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Buying a used 30qt Hobart Mixer

June 4, 2012 - 9:48am -- MNBäcker

I'm looking at getting a 30qt Hobart mixer. I found one on Cragslist here - pics look good; it was manufactured in '83 (which, I guess, is still fine for a Hobart).

I'm planning on driving over an hour on Wednesday to look at it before committing - do you guys have anything in particular I should look for? Other than the obvious, such as giving it a good grab and look for "play" (or more exactly the lack tereof), and to run it in the different speeds?

Does anybody know where I could get a Manual for a 29-year-old mixer?

Thanks in advance,



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