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Spicy Yellow Mustard

Poor ToothTooth, you should open your mind to new ideas! Your loss...this is excellent! (or should I say 'eggcellent') Unlike you, I actually made this.

Jul 02, 2012
Karen at Fenix Foods in Recipes

KitchenAid stand mixers

You have provided very valuable information. Thank you.

I basically use my KA for bread dough. It was a gift, so I didn't have a chance to make a choice. It is the 4.5 tilt head. My biggest problems thus far are not only is it not powerful enough for the doughs (Whole grain &/or sourdough) I need to mix, but I have had to purchase a new bowl. Stiff doughs will wear out the part of the bowl that locks it in place. So making white pizza dough required ten minutes of standing there holding the bowl in place. I would imagine that some cookie doughs are probably too tough for this bowl also.

I found this thread when I was looking for information on the K5-A mixers...

I had mentioned to my husband (the whole grain bread is for him) that the design of the bowl-lift mixer would be better for me because of my uses. Low and behold, this time he listened...and he found a K5-A at a yard sale this morning. Can't wait to go home, clean it up, and make some sourdough,

Now, to find a grain mill...:)

Aug 28, 2010
Karen at Fenix Foods in Cookware