KitchenAid's Dough Hook

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by isa, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. isa

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    I made my usual cinnamon bread this morning. Like always, I kneaded the dough in my KitchenAid with the dough hook. It says to knead for 10 minutes. After eight minutes the dough hook broke at the base. I couldn’t believe it. This thing is in metal and the mixer is about two years old. I just can’t understand how the hook could have broken.
     
  2. jim berman

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    I know this sounds obscure, but was the bowl fastened properly? My neighbor broke his in a similair fashion. Apparently the bowl wasn't set completely straight in the bracket and it caused uneven torque on the hook and it snapped while kneading dough. Just a thought.
     
  3. marzipan

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    omg... i wish i could've seen the look on your face- it must have been priceless!
     
  4. nancya

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    Those hooks are expensive to replace! Did you have the extended warranty?

    Sorry your hook broke...I have heard of it happening, but its hard to imagine.
     
  5. isa

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    The bowl was fastened properly and there was no clinging noise either. All was running smooth when it snapped.



    I don't think I have an extended warranty Nancy. Do you know how much it cost to replace?
     
  6. nancya

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    Sorry. Isabelle, my KA stuff is at home...but I think they have a website [doesn't everyone?].

    If I remember, I think my friend Janet spent like $40-50 on a new beater.
     
  7. kokopuffs

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    KA dough hooks can be purchased on ebay for much less than $20. I'd look at ebay if I were you.
     
  8. jock

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    The KA hook and paddle attachments are cast alloy (liquid metal poured into a mold.) It could be that in the manufacturing process there was a flaw in the material.
    I've made some pretty heavy doughs in my KA and the motor has practically stalled but the hook never broke. I would contact the manufacturer and see what they say. You never know your luck, they might even replace it. (OK so it's not likely but it is worth a phone call.)
    Sorry about your broken hook.

    Jock
     
  9. kylew

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    I think someone is trying to tell you that you're baking too much bread:eek:
     
  10. mudbug

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    Yes, I've had very pleasant experiences in dealing with KitchenAid®.
    It certainly can't hurt to call...

    :)
     
  11. isa

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    I went back to the store I bought this morning. Even though the warranty was over they replace the dough hook free of charge. They couldn't believe it broke in two like that. After I wasn't mixing cement but soft bread dough.



    Too much bread Kyle??? Is there really such a thing? :D
     
  12. nancya

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    Congratulations, Isabelle!!! That's very good news!

    And no...there is no such thing as too much bread....
     
  13. kylew

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    You're right Isa. I guess there is no such thing. As punisment for my heresy, I spent the day in The Lab :)
     
  14. melina

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    :eek:

    Kylie!! Did you make those?
    And you live in NYC ? :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  15. isa

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    What did you make today Kyle? :lips:
     
  16. kylew

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    1) Marbled Rye
    2) Italian Whole Wheat Cranberry Walnut
    3) Challah
     
  17. risa

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    Those look terrific Kyle! It's too bad I can't just reach into my computer and cut off a few slices of each for breakfast.
     
  18. plum

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    Those loaves are beautiful Kyle!

    You have given me hope that I can produce some worthwhile bread even with packets. 2002 is going to be the year I start really learning how to make bread (I've tried it 3 or 4 times so far).

    Congratulations.
     
  19. isa

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    It looks great Kyle! :lips:

    About the marble rye, you mentionned putting espresso powder to give it colour, does it give the dough a coffee taste?

    Have you ever try caramel colour for rye and pumpernickel bread?
     
  20. kylew

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    The coffee really doesn't effect the flavor. You can use coccoa powder as well. I havent used caramel color.