KitchenAid Spiral Dough Hooks Question
Bed, Bath, and Beyond is showing two spiral dough hooks. One is the burnished model KN256BDH at $19.99, and the other is the coated model KNS256CDH at $17.99.
I am aware of the warnings about not using it on any machine for which it wasn't intended but I'm willing to risk it because the problem with the dough climbing up the "C" hook is driving me crazy and if my Pro 6 burns out as a result of using the spiral hook I really don't care because I hate the machine the way it presently functions.
So, does anyone know the advantage of one over the other of these two dough hooks offered by BBB. The fact that one is "coated" might imply that there would be less chance of anything sticking to it, and yet that one sells for less money than the burnished one, so that leaves me with the question as to which one is the better choice for yeasted dough?
Any input on this would be most appreciated.
Well I took the plunge and ordered the burnished spiral dough hook from BBB the other day. It arrived within a few days and I tried it out today with a formula I've been using that utilizes bread flour, whole wheat flour, rye flour, vital wheat gluten, a biga made with some of the bread flour and an autolyse made with some of the whole wheat flour. The total weight of these ingredients was 450g / 1 pound, which is half of what the Pro 6 supposedly can handle with these types of ingredients. The spiral dough hook worked like a charm and the dough did NOT climb the hook, as opposed to what it did last week with the "C" hook -- nor did the mixer give any indication of laboring. For this experiment I limited it to one batch because I figured if it couldn't handle this why try something even more demanding. Next time I will try with a double batch because I don't have the time or inclination to do one batch at a time. If it can't handle the double batch it will be time for me to consider a new mixer, possibly/probably the Electrolux DLX, even though I hate to spend so much money. I'll post the outcome of the double batch for anyone who might be interested.
The mixer ran for about 3 minutes at the lowest setting and about another 3 minutes on setting #2.
BBB has the wrong model number on its website for the burnished spiral dough hook. They are showing it as KN256BDH when it is really KNS256BDH. The photo is correct; it's the model number that's wrong. I ordered the item as shown and got the one in the photo, which, of course, is what I wanted.
I forgot to say above that the dry ingredients also included cooked oatmeal and toasted rolled oats and that the total of all of the dry ingredients was approximately 450g. A few days ago I made a double batch, which totaled approximately 940g of dry ingredients (and a total dough batch weight of approximately 1600g) and the spiral dough hook worked fine, the dough didn't climb up the hook, and the machine did not overheat or appear to be having any problem at all. I ran it for 2-1/2 minutes on Stir and 4 minutes on speed #2 and wound up with a nicely developed dough.