Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:29 AM
Phentex (11,189 posts)
What hand mixers do you suggest? My ancient one died yesterday...
It's at least 20 years old and the motor never died. Some time over the holidays, it began to struggle. I don't even remember what I was making but the beaters became wobbly. It seems the part that holds them in place has separated from the mixer itself. After 20 years, I can't fault it for anything!
I was making a cake yesterday and already using both bowls of the stand mixer. I ended up using the immersion blender for bowl 3 but I need to replace my hand mixer for those little things that don't need the stand mixer.
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What hand mixers do you suggest? My ancient one died yesterday... (Original post)
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Response to MADem (Reply #8)
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:11 PM
kentauros (27,213 posts)
9. I remember helping clean out a mixer bowl
at a military commissary that literally was the size of a Volkwagen! I don't remember what the mixer portion looked like, only that we had to use hoses to clean the bowl, and that it must have been about seven feet in diameter (you could walk into it when it was on its side.)
Response to Phentex (Reply #13)
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:19 PM
kentauros (27,213 posts)
14. Sorry about that.
It's a standard-size mixer for small to medium-sized bakeries. I've worked with that size as well as 100-qt mixers. Those are so big that it takes two people to lift the bowl and unload a hundred pounds of dough onto the work table.
I'm just glad I don't do that kind of work anymore. Though there have been times when I've wanted the use a sheeter again:
(Don't be getting nightmares from that, now. It's the perfect tool for making puff-pastry sheets and sheets of pie dough )
Response to kentauros (Reply #7)
Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:34 AM
zabet (6,793 posts)
22. I have had the pleasure
to operate one of those big rascals! With the dough hook, you can make enough dough for 20+ pizzas at a whack...depending on crust type and pizza size....count could go up or down. I just hated cleaning it after use.
Many years ago....when I was a whelp....I worked at pizza hut. They used these big boys to make their dough....it ain't frozen (or didn't used to be).
Response to MADem (Reply #6)
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:12 PM
lizerdbits (3,443 posts)
19. I've got a Kitchen Aid 3 speed
(aside from my stand mixer). I've had it since about 2000. I remember my previous one dying (college cheapie) because when it happened it actually had smoke coming out of it!