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January 11, 2022 at 1:05 am #8232Robin DonohueParticipant
Based on all the comments I have read, only the Ank or a truly-professional mixer can handle four loaves in one knead. It seems like we only had to knead for 10-15 minutes with older formulas, so dividing into two batches wasn’t a big deal. But the 25-minute knead with the latest formula really pushed me into buying a mixer that could do the whole batch at once. Still, it seems to take all day to make four loaves. 😊January 2, 2022 at 10:38 am #7997Hazel JudelmanParticipant
I ordered it, on the amazing 2 days special promotion. I have had a Kenwood Chef for years so I thought the bigger Kenwood would be great for more dough. But, like the other mixers, the dough still creeps up the dough hook, so doing a batch of 4 at once requires babysitting, to frequently pull down the dough. This week I divided the dough, and it was great – but the whole point of the 7L bowl was to do it all at once. Besides creeping up the dough hook, the design is weird, and the dough creeps over the ledge of the top plate, and there is a hole it seeps through as well. This means cleaning around the tool socket afterwards. So, I am disappointed, I suppose there is a reason it is $357 not $650. Not sure if I will keep it at this timeOctober 20, 2021 at 12:54 am #6192Robin DonohueParticipant
So I ordered an Ank in Creme! I entered the discount code and my volunteer number. I know you have 1,000 things on your plate but I really want this group to get the $100 donation, so please look for it. Maybe
it’s routine now. Idk. 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️October 15, 2021 at 6:28 am #6054Katherine KehrliKeymaster
So sorry to hear about your mixer. This is a casualty we did not anticipate or desire for this work. A couple of comments.
Don’t forget you get a $100 discount on the Ank. That doesn’t mean it is cheap, but it is $100 less. Plus they donate another $100 to the non-profit. And you will be able to mix 5-6 loaves, depending on the formula you select.
I have no experience with the Kenwood at Costco, many years ago, I had a Kenwood. And I have to say I thought it was a really solid machine. But I never put it to this kind of Breader Together test.
KatherineOctober 15, 2021 at 12:25 am #6052Robin DonohueParticipant
My sturdy 6-qt. Kitchenaid is 25 years old and not able to mix 4 loaves at a time. I’ve been dividing the dough in two, until I wasn’t, and the KA blew out again. Looking for a mixer to handle the 4 loaves and they are pricey. Leaning toward 800wt Kentwood T Costco ($500) vs Ank ($700). Comments, please.
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