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Really SILENT stand mixer?

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nicodvb

Really SILENT stand mixer?

Hi,

I'm searching a really SILENT stand mixer to knead doughs, and when I write SILENT I mean S-I-L-E-N-T :-) , or at least no more louder than a bread machine. My mother has a Clatronic 2718 that is as loud as a sledgehammer; I have a Clatronic 3400 that is quieter, but far from being silent. A friend let me listen a working Kenwood at the telephone and I almost fell off my chair!

I desperately need silence when I'm at home, excessive rumours destroy my nerves.

Is there anything good for me on the market? Thanks.

suave's picture
suave

By far the most economical solution would be to get ear muffs.

nicodvb's picture
nicodvb

but not for my neighbors, unfortunately. When I turn on those mixers I always fear that someone will come down with a rifle to shoot at me, or at least at the mixer.

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jcking

Maybe a spongy mat under the mixer (I use one to prevent walking; a cut up yoga mat) and a thick, cloth cover for the mixer may help.

Jim

tomdrum's picture
tomdrum

is your hands :) I realise this may not be the answer your looking for but hey, it's true. I rarely mix anything in the mixer at home, how big are the mixes you are making?

Tom

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nicodvb

but it's not the weigfht that makes me use the mixer. Generally I use it for  my super-sweet doughs full of fats and sugars, impossible to knead by hand. The two processings can last even  90 minutes each.

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tomdrum

Well I tend to use the 10 second knead method for everything I make at home and find it incredibly effective, even for things like brioche, stollen and tsoureki etc. If your not familiar with this method I would be more than happy to explain it for you.

 

Tom

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nicodvb

please, explain.

Thanks,

  Nico