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Hobart HL6 Question

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Hobart HL6 Question

We've recently picked up a Hobart HL6 mixer. It is much lighter than the Hobart N50 we have, but the HL6 does offer 7 speed settings to give a more control options. The HL6 did come with a manual, but at 9 pages it did not go deep enough into all the details on the mixer. It did give recommendations on what speed to use for which task was at hand, but we were looking for information on the attachments.

The mixer came with a dough hook, wire-wisk and the helix-shaped beater. I purchased a flat beater and pastry knife online for it. the question that is not covered in the manual is what jobs is the helix-shaped beater intended for or should I revert to using the flat beater I purchased for it? Opinions?

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Rock

Without seeing a picture, my guess is that the helical shape might be similar to a spiral dough mixer attachment on many current Kitchen Aid mixers.

Are you able to post a picture?

Dave

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FrankIII

 

Dave here is a picture of the blade, If Kitchenaid mixers also have/use this blade, what does KA say in their manuals on when and what to use this blade with. The HL6 manual says nothing with respect to this blade and its use. Maybe any KA info would help.

Helical DL6 Mixer Blade

 

Thanks,

Frank

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Rock

If I had ti guess, I'd say it's some sort of pastry cutter, but I really don't know. I envisioned a different helical shape. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Dave