Mixer speed equivalents
Posted: 27 March 2009 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]
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In the Bread Bible, it always says something like “#4 on a Kitchenaid” when describing how fast to mix the dough, but what if you are using a Kenwood chef/major?

The Kitchenaid goes from 0-10 where the Kenwoods go from 0-6 (plus the “max” after the 6).

How does the mixer speed on the Kitchenaid translate to the Kenwoods?

Many thanks in advance.

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Posted: 27 March 2009 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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RASMUS:
  Good morning & welcome to our culinary forum. Rasmus, grin  I believe K/A speed #4 is equivelent to speed #3 on a Kenwood
mixer.
  Good day.

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Posted: 27 March 2009 04:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you for putting up this question Rasmus, as I have a Kenwood Chef and so far I have just guessed at the speed to use.  Most Americans seem to have KA’s, I will be interested to see if anyone has the answer.

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Posted: 06 April 2009 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Go with whatever medium speed is on your mixer. It should be a speed where the mixer is kneading the dough comfortably without too much strain on the motor, and the dough shouldn’t look like it wants to jump ship out of the bowl. If at medium speed the dough is not kneading easily, it could mean the dough is too dry and you should dribble in a tablespoon or two of water.

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