Big difference, certainly working the dough with a folding kneeding motion. Did an old recipe from pizzaguy from the A16 thread for 2 13in pies, there in fridge for 48 hrs. If u need info on the hook ill help with a insert they sent me with models and types. Was uncertain on fitament, since mine is about 10 yrs old and it has the narrow 5 qt bowl. They do have other hooks for the newer but this one is associated with a bowl lift model. Look under your mixer and give me the model. Got this one from amazon, on the kitchen aid site there search did not confirm my model but the catalog insert does.