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Hobart N50 tabletop mixer

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cake diva

Hobart N50 tabletop mixer

I'm a very new bread baker so I apologize for the naivete of my query.

I have a Hobart N50 (5quart bowl capacity) but need the dough hook.  I imagine that this will be able to handle heavy dough.  However, upon looking at the product specification, there is no dough weight/volume capacity listed for some of the heavier breads;  instead there are dashes (---).  Does this mean this mixer is unable to handle heavier breads?

I'd appreciate your help before I purchase the dough hook.  I have a KA Artisan which I've been using at speeds beyond 2 (I know you're not supposed to do that), but it makes a loud grinding noise and I'm sure it will blow up next time.

Thanks!

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breadman1015

I've had my N50 for more than 30 years (it's about 40 years old). I bake every week and have never had any problems handling up to 5-6 pounds of dough (Challah, Pan de Mie, Rye, Pizza, Bagel,etc.). You can find the exact specifications at: www.hobartfood.com

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breadman1015

The N50 does a great job of mixing and i've never had to incorporate ingredients by hand. (with the exception of some delicate fruits)  Multi-grain products are thoroughly combined by the machine and it cleans both the sides and bottom of the bowl.