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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2022, 11:03:45 AM »
Mine is about five years old. I gave my C-hook model away when I bought it. To me there is no comparison, the spiral works great and does not seem to stress the machine at all.
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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2022, 01:06:31 AM »
Thank you for the replies, everyone. So, many successes and no horror stories. This is what was hoping for!

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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2022, 06:57:14 PM »
I recently bought this $30 spiral hook on amazon for my KA KSM103, I haven't used it yet.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09D3K296Z/?tag=pmak-20
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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2022, 03:10:27 PM »
What is it about the factory c-hook that is so undesirable? I have the KA Classic 4.5q and am happy with how it performs however, I have never used any other type or brand of mixer.

Just curious.
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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2022, 06:45:20 PM »
What is it about the factory c-hook that is so undesirable? I have the KA Classic 4.5q and am happy with how it performs however, I have never used any other type or brand of mixer.
Just curious.

My main gripe with the C-hook is that, as I make small batches of dough (500g of flour), the dough eventually just gets carried around by the hook. I think it's a design flaw that is inherent to the shape itself. If you wanted to create a hook to catch the dough, you would probably use a C-shape, right? I suspect this does not happen as much with larger quantities, as the weight of the dough probably brings it back down the hook.
For spiral hooks, however, the very shape of them pushes the dough down and kneads more efficiently.

What you will see happening at the 6 minute point of this video is a clear illustration of the problem:
https://youtu.be/JByyg73E6w8?t=360

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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2022, 03:56:18 PM »


The original link I posted seems to have disappeared.  Seems to be very well received and solves the problem of the dough climbing the hook:

https://kneadace.com/products/dough-hook-shield

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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2022, 05:25:26 PM »

The original link I posted seems to have disappeared.  Seems to be very well received and solves the problem of the dough climbing the hook:

https://kneadace.com/products/dough-hook-shield

I've never seen that before. Thank you for posting! I just ordered one.
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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2022, 09:01:19 PM »
I've never seen that before. Thank you for posting! I just ordered one.

You are welcome!  It looks very cool.  Let me know how it works!!!!

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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2022, 08:57:46 PM »
It's a miracle. I LOVE it. 3kg of dough in my K5SS worked beautifully.
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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2022, 10:51:50 PM »
just ordered mine, thanks guys!

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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2022, 02:23:42 AM »
So for someone currently mixerless, does this put KA back in the running?
Are there certain models best..
Or best avoided?

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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2022, 09:04:10 AM »
So for someone currently mixerless, does this put KA back in the running?
Are there certain models best..
Or best avoided?

I'd recommend a KA with the spiral dough hook as the dough does not creep up the hook on those.
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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2022, 09:31:36 AM »
I agree with Hans. The dough shield allows an older C-hook KA to work as well as a spiral on larger batches but the spiral still greatly outperforms on small batches like 1-3 balls, if you ever need that capability. I don't, so it's not a big deal to me. If you don't and you find a great deal on an older C-hook KA, it's worth considering now that we have the dough shield.
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Re: Spiral Dough Hook for KitchenAid Artisan?
« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2022, 07:26:14 PM »
Thanks Hans, Craig!

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