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Offline gonzz

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Need a scale and mixer..Help me out
« on: June 16, 2015, 08:20:51 PM »
Looking for a kitchen Aide mixer for my pizza dough and a scale. What is a good model on each? Thanks


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Re: Need a scale and mixer..Help me out
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 08:33:30 PM »
How much dough do you think you'll be making each time?
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Re: Need a scale and mixer..Help me out
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 09:02:21 PM »
7 cups of flour max.. around 6 lbs of dough.
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Re: Need a scale and mixer..Help me out
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 09:51:19 PM »
scali or I have  a small scale I have not used and for the good of all Pizza making will just about give it away :)
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Re: Need a scale and mixer..Help me out
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 02:42:17 PM »
For the scale I use those 2 during my pizza and bread classes.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003E7AZQA/?tag=pmak-20
Used to measure flour, water and such. Very accurate and won't turn off on you at the crucial moment. Very good price.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P1NYE8/?tag=pmak-20
This one I use for salt, yeast and starter. Great on small quantities and very accurate.

Bought a Kitchen Aid 8 quarts reconditioned for $500 I think, about 2 years ago. Great for small volumes.
Webstaurantstore.com is pretty good but they are many others. Just double check the dough hook is included.

If you are looking for bigger letting me know as I am coming up with a line of commercial mixers.

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Re: Need a scale and mixer..Help me out
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2015, 08:01:43 AM »
Thanks for the info. I ended up getting a 5 QT KA pro mixer. I have made a few batches of NY style 58% hydration with no issues.

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Re: Need a scale and mixer..Help me out
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2015, 02:15:48 PM »
Thanks for the info. I ended up getting a 5 QT KA pro mixer. I have made a few batches of NY style 58% hydration with no issues.

I've got a 5QT KA mixer and it works well for smaller batches.  I can kneed 3 x 15" dough balls with no problem, just have to watch for the dough climbing the hook


 

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