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Offline Chicago Bob

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 05:08:37 PM »
Just by a mixer from member JConk and you'll be Golden.  8)

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 06:16:12 PM »
After that the motor starts clicking, the bowl warps with each pass and sometimes pops off the pins. I have to hold it on there.


I stuck a screwdriver in mine, it's long so the bowl doesn't pop off.  I think the pin is under the fridge....
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2014, 06:17:55 PM »
"I talked with KitchenAid today and gathered some info on the two units. KA Professional HD and KA Professional 6000 HD. Also, I didn't realize that Hobart (makers of the dough mixer found in most Pizzerias) and KitchAid are the same company."

TomN, I think Whirlpool owns KitchenAid now.
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I was under the same impression and that hobart and kitchenaid parted many years ago. 
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2014, 06:46:50 PM »
I was under the same impression and that hobart and kitchenaid parted many years ago.
Me too Deb.....folks always are saying that when Hobart left that was the beginning of crappy Kitchaid mixers.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2014, 06:50:52 PM »
So does anybody know when Hobart sold off KA?

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2014, 07:06:40 PM »
So does anybody know when Hobart sold off KA?

From what I see around the web, January 1986 looks good.
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2014, 12:20:38 PM »
From what I see around the web, January 1986 looks good.
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Apizza is correct. 1986, was the year that Hobart decided to pursue the commercial market and KitchenAid stayed with the residential market.

A final note on the subject, I am very happy with my kitchenAid for home use. I mix my ingredients by hand, then use the KA on the lowest speed for 10 minutes. This kneads my pizza dough to perfection and is so much easier than kneading it by hand.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2014, 09:20:55 PM »
Hobart sold KitchenAid to Whirlpool in 1986
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2014, 10:44:06 PM »
Is somebody gonna buy a mixer or what.... ???
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2014, 03:26:58 PM »
I don't need a mixer for my doughs, I think I need an elephant.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2014, 01:22:48 AM »
I don't need a mixer for my doughs, I think I need an elephant.
Right...exactly!  ;) At your hydration you just lash the pachyderm to the roundabout an let him go to work.  ;D

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2014, 01:13:31 PM »
perhaps a secondhand taffy-pulling machine might do the trick?


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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2014, 07:05:48 AM »
In the beginning of this year I stared getting into pizza making.  I have a KitchenAid 4.5 qt mixer from the late 90's which I have been using to make the dough.  Each week I make about 24 oz and the mixer was OK, however it recently started to make some funny noises... I knew that its time was limited.  So last week I purchased the KitchenAid 8 qt commercial mixer... it was pricey and set me back $550.  Last night I was able to mix up my 24 oz and it did not break a sweat.  It easily kneeded the dough at 62% hydration.  Here is where I got it: http://www.webstaurantstore.com/kitchenaid-ksm8990wh-white-nsf-8-qt-bowl-lift-commercial-stand-mixer-120v/519KSM8990WH.html

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2014, 02:14:11 AM »
I'm pretty late to this thread.  I've been eyeing a bosche mixer ever since someone posted a video on here in which it produced super elastic dough.  The kind of dough I've seen come out of large batch mixes in Hobart spirals.  Currently, I use a food processor.  But, I have benchmarked it against my neighbor's KA Pro with dough hook.  Frankly, I wasn't impressed with the quality of the dough that came off of it.  I was expecting elastic dough that is better than my FP.  But, it was no different.  It would still tear and not have that taffy like consistency that I'm looking for.  I've made several dough balls with it, and in the end, the pizzas have the same texture as the FP dough. 

I would love to try a Bosche, though, before buying.  Because the KA just didn't do it for me.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2014, 10:44:26 AM »
I have the smaller KitchenAid and I don't really like it very much. It is very loud. The dough often creeps up the hook and gets all over the motor. If I were going to buy another mixer I would get the Electrolux Assistent mixer. But they are very expensive and my KitchenAid works well enough for most things I do. But that doesn't mean I like it! 

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2014, 12:12:10 PM »
I have the smaller KitchenAid and I don't really like it very much. It is very loud. The dough often creeps up the hook and gets all over the motor. If I were going to buy another mixer I would get the Electrolux Assistent mixer. But they are very expensive and my KitchenAid works well enough for most things I do. But that doesn't mean I like it!

It might be your dough recipe? I never have the problem of dough creeping up the hook. Overall, I love my kitchen aid, but it is loud.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2014, 11:10:58 PM »
I can not believe how this thread just goes on and on.....and o....zzzzzzz.  :'(

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2014, 09:26:49 AM »
Got a Kitchen Aid Heavy Duty 375 watt mixer today...was a donation from my grandma...was to heavy for her to move around and doesn't fit well in her kitchen...have to pick some yeast up and mix up some dough later tonight...can't beat free... ;D

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2014, 11:23:20 PM »
Got some yeast and attempted a thin dough recipe...the heavy duty kitchen aid is no hobart...still beats kneading by hand...will try a high hydration dough tomorrow...

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2014, 12:32:59 AM »
Got some yeast and attempted a thin dough recipe...the heavy duty kitchen aid is no hobart...still beats kneading by hand...will try a high hydration dough tomorrow...
post pics dude.  :chef:
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2014, 12:53:37 AM »
Will post pics when I make next batch...was to exited to try the new toy out to even think about pics...lol...

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2014, 08:31:43 AM »
I have the smaller KitchenAid and I don't really like it very much. It is very loud. The dough often creeps up the hook and gets all over the motor. If I were going to buy another mixer I would get the Electrolux Assistent mixer. But they are very expensive and my KitchenAid works well enough for most things I do. But that doesn't mean I like it!

Have you tried spraying your hook with some cooking spray? It usually does the trick.
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2014, 10:00:02 AM »
Kitchen Aids are great until they break.

One thought is to do what my neighbor does. She buys appliances (such as her Kitchen Aid 600) from Williams & Sonoma because, apparently, if it breaks at any time, they will replace or fix it for free. It's more expensive to buy from them, obviously, but if they'll replace the mixer or fix it every time the KA worm gear or motor breaks (mine has broken twice in ten years), it's not a bad deal. I've never tried this, though, so I can't vouch for it.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2014, 10:36:25 AM »
Costco sells the kitchen Aid at a great price and they stand behind what they sell.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2014, 12:59:10 PM »
I bought one of these a year or so ago. The motor is completely different than a standard KA mixer. It is whisper quiet.

http://www.kitchenaid.com/shop/countertop-appliances-1/countertop-appliances-2/commercial-products-3/102020128/


 

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