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Bravetti Hand Mixer EP545

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JimmyK

Bravetti Hand Mixer EP545

Over the 4th a friend gave me this Hand Mixer with Dough Hooks only.  My plan is to use this for kneading dough.  A stand mixer is not in the budget at this time.  Searching the internet, the only info I can find is that the beaters break and ordering replacements is necessary.  Is this in fact suitable for kneading dough.  It has a 300 watt motor with Turbo, however I'm not sure if that is as impressive as it sounds.  Some comments Please.

Thank You

Jim

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Mini Oven

kneading dough.  Right now it is beating a very wet dough 85-90% hydration for 45 minutes. (10 min left)   It came with a cheap stand that serves it well.  I beat a batter yesterday for 45 minutes also.  It is not overheating.  Seriously I prefer to hand knead when it doesn't take longer than 5 minutes.

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JimmyK

Good News.  Thanks for the comment.  I'll forge ahead with my hand mixer and the extended kneading.

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Mini Oven

it's not a bravetti (the name makes me chuckle) I have an Elin. But my watts are much lower. You can tell when the motor sounds like it's struggling and gets hot, just stop for a while and let it cool down.