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KitchenAid's Dough Hook

post #1 of 30
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I made my usual cinnamon bread this morning. Like always, I kneaded the dough in my KitchenAid with the dough hook. It says to knead for 10 minutes. After eight minutes the dough hook broke at the base. I couldn’t believe it. This thing is in metal and the mixer is about two years old. I just can’t understand how the hook could have broken.
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post #2 of 30
I know this sounds obscure, but was the bowl fastened properly? My neighbor broke his in a similair fashion. Apparently the bowl wasn't set completely straight in the bracket and it caused uneven torque on the hook and it snapped while kneading dough. Just a thought.

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post #3 of 30
omg... i wish i could've seen the look on your face- it must have been priceless!
post #4 of 30
Those hooks are expensive to replace! Did you have the extended warranty?

Sorry your hook broke...I have heard of it happening, but its hard to imagine.
post #5 of 30
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The bowl was fastened properly and there was no clinging noise either. All was running smooth when it snapped.



I don't think I have an extended warranty Nancy. Do you know how much it cost to replace?
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post #6 of 30
Sorry. Isabelle, my KA stuff is at home...but I think they have a website [doesn't everyone?].

If I remember, I think my friend Janet spent like $40-50 on a new beater.
post #7 of 30
KA dough hooks can be purchased on ebay for much less than $20. I'd look at ebay if I were you.

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post #8 of 30
The KA hook and paddle attachments are cast alloy (liquid metal poured into a mold.) It could be that in the manufacturing process there was a flaw in the material.
I've made some pretty heavy doughs in my KA and the motor has practically stalled but the hook never broke. I would contact the manufacturer and see what they say. You never know your luck, they might even replace it. (OK so it's not likely but it is worth a phone call.)
Sorry about your broken hook.

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post #9 of 30
I think someone is trying to tell you that you're baking too much bread:eek:
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post #10 of 30
Yes, I've had very pleasant experiences in dealing with KitchenAid®.
It certainly can't hurt to call...

:)
post #11 of 30
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I went back to the store I bought this morning. Even though the warranty was over they replace the dough hook free of charge. They couldn't believe it broke in two like that. After I wasn't mixing cement but soft bread dough.



Too much bread Kyle??? Is there really such a thing? :D
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post #12 of 30
Congratulations, Isabelle!!! That's very good news!

And no...there is no such thing as too much bread....
post #13 of 30
You're right Isa. I guess there is no such thing. As punisment for my heresy, I spent the day in The Lab :)
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post #14 of 30
:eek:

Kylie!! Did you make those?
And you live in NYC ? :eek: :eek: :eek:
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post #15 of 30
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What did you make today Kyle? :lips:
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post #16 of 30
1) Marbled Rye
2) Italian Whole Wheat Cranberry Walnut
3) Challah
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post #17 of 30
Those look terrific Kyle! It's too bad I can't just reach into my computer and cut off a few slices of each for breakfast.
post #18 of 30
Those loaves are beautiful Kyle!

You have given me hope that I can produce some worthwhile bread even with packets. 2002 is going to be the year I start really learning how to make bread (I've tried it 3 or 4 times so far).

Congratulations.
post #19 of 30
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It looks great Kyle! :lips:

About the marble rye, you mentionned putting espresso powder to give it colour, does it give the dough a coffee taste?

Have you ever try caramel colour for rye and pumpernickel bread?
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post #20 of 30
The coffee really doesn't effect the flavor. You can use coccoa powder as well. I havent used caramel color.
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post #21 of 30
Stress fractures are common in aluminum. A simple tap can cause a stress fracture. I once used some dye indicator on carabiners found at the base of climbing areas and was really surprised at the amount of stress fractures which resulted from these things being dropped.

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post #22 of 30
Who"d they belong to..John Harlin?
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post #23 of 30
I remember him! In a former life I worked @Backpaker Magazine :)
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post #24 of 30
Must have been a very former life, he's been dead since the sixties, but I'm sure his name lived on at a place like Backpacker. He was fairly famous for the Harlin Direct, up what mountain?....quick....
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post #25 of 30
This John Harlin? He was writing Bacpacker books in 1997? Maybe your John Harlin's son?
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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post #26 of 30
RE: What Mountain?

At Backpacker I sold ads. Our idea of Wilderness Adventure was cocktails on the terrace :)
At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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post #27 of 30
Another tough guy. John Harlin was an American climber who died in 1966 trying to push a direct route up the North Face of the Eiger. Wouldn't surprise me at all if the John Harlin you know is his son.
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post #28 of 30

Clank!

That would be the sound my jaw would make as it hit the floor.

Contact KitchenAid immediately. Just out of customer goodwill, they should be willing to replace the hook for free. There is no fathomable reason a 2-year old metal dough hook should break. My husband says it may have had some kind of stress fracture to begin with. E-mail them or call them right away.
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post #29 of 30

Gorgeous loaves, Kyle!

I like to make kugelhopf, brioche, and pizza dough in my KA. God, I'm a carbo junkie.:D
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post #30 of 30
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Re: Clank!

They did, check the first page....
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