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Right fit for dough hook and whip???

boswin's picture
boswin

Right fit for dough hook and whip???

Hello-

Newbie here.  Could anyone advise on what the proper fit is like for attachments??  Meaning, should some attachments not touch the bottom of the bowl?

I'm working on getting a whip and dough hook for an old Hobart c100 mixer.  The hook I ordered which was labeled as a c100 hook, when attached to the mixer- there's at least a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch space between the hook and the bottom of the bowl.  That space used to drive me bonkers on the kitchenaid (and now I read that there's a fix for that) b/c ingredients at the bottom would never mix.  Is a "C" or "J" hook supposed to not touch the bottom of the bowl?

How about the proper fit of a whip?  There's the same 1/2 to 3/4 inch gap between the broken whip (missing many wires) and the bottom of the bowl.  I guess it could handle whipping things if enough volume is put in, but it won't properly whip the ingredients at the bottom.  Nor will it do small quantity whipping.  I put in 2 eggs in the 10 qt bowl and the whip didn't even touch them.  Is it supposed to be like this?  High volume only?  Or should the whip skim the bottom of the bowl?

Looking forward to your input.........

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ananda

Hi Boswin,

Whilst the gap between attachment and bowl should be as small as possible, to ensure full pick up, the attachments should not touch the bowl.   If they do, they will wear with use, and so will the bowl.   This will most likely result in your food becoming contaminated, especially with black greasy deposits due to attachment catching the bowl.

Best wishes

Andy

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boswin

So it should be as close as possible, but not touching?  Does that mean that a 1/2 inch gap is too much??  Is it the same answer, regardless of which attachment?

My husband seems to think a dough hook needs some space from the bowl for clearance/ease of mixing??

It's just odd how the paddle beater goes down to the bottom, just slightly touching, but the beater and dough hook have that big space.  I'm just wondering if I need to find a different hook, that not all 10qt whips are the same length......?

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gerhard

I guess it depends on how much aluminum  and stainless steel you want to add to you diet ;)  Seriously you need clearance, especially if you have a heavy dough which will make the bowl move a bit and which would create a potential situation for contact.

Gerhard

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ananda

Your husband's about right!

A

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richkaimd

I recently had to purchase a 20 qt bowl and a J-hook for an old Hobart A-200.  I didn't know what I was doing so I called onesharpstore.com.  Their phone number's at their website.  The person who answer the phone couldn't have been more helpful.  While I'm beyond absolutely certain that mixing attachments must never touch the bowl in these machines, these people are what amount to pros in the business.  Ask them. 

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boswin

That was funny!!  So, I'm not really into that metalic after-taste......  OK, so sounds like the hook is just fine.  Could you guys clarify the story for the whip???  It's clear that it shouldn't touch, but is 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch normal?

I really appreciate the input.

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richkaimd

Call the people at Onesharpstore.com  They sell these things. They will know.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Caputo00

KitchenAid has a demo video.  They suggest using the flat beater and putting a dime into the bowl.  You adjust the clearance until the dime is gently nudged with every rotation.