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Replaced Kitchen Aid "J" dough hook with spiral dough hook

Antilope Nov 5, 2013 06:24 PM

I have a Kitchen Aid PRO 500 Series 5-Quart Mixer, model number (KSM500PS). It came with a conventional "J" dough hook (part # K5BDH Bunished Dough Hook). It is a bowl lift model.
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I've seen other Kitchen Aid 5-qt mixers that come with a spiral dough hook and wondered if it would fit and work on my model mixer.
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I compared my mixer beater and whisk replacement model numbers with the replacement numbers of the spiral dough hook mixer. They matched. So I figured the spiral dough hook should fit my mixer.
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I ordered the Kitchen Aid Spiral Dough Hook, Burnished, part #KNS256BDH for $ 19.95 and it fits and works perfectly in my mixer. They are carried at Amazon and QVC among others.
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Here are the beater and whisk replacement numbers of my mixer:
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Kitchen Aid PRO 500 Series 5-Quart Mixer (KSM500PS).
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-KitchenAid Bunished Flat Beater - K5ABB .
-KitchenAid K5AWW Wire Whip Stainless Steel - K5AWW.
-KitchenAid Bunished Dough Hook (regular "J" dough hook) - K5BDH
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If these beaters and whisk models match your Kitchen Aid 5-qt mixer, the spiral replacement hook (KNS256BDH) should fit your mixer also.

  1. Antilope Nov 7, 2013 05:59 AM

    Here are videos from Youtube of the two Kitchen Aid dough hooks in action:
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    KitchenAid "J" Dough Hook
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9AZmJ0y1s4
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    KitchenAid Spiral Dough Hook
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSi2F...
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    The "J" dough hook beats the dough against the walls of the bowl as the dough climbs to the top of the hook and is stopped by the large round plate at the top of the hook.
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    The spiral dough hook presses the dough into the bottom of the bowl as it spins the dough against the bottom of the bowl.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Antilope
      tcamp Nov 7, 2013 07:28 AM

      Interesting. I have been using the "J" dough hook for years and never had an issue with bread or pizza dough but then I often knead by hand because I enjoy it.

      I can see the differing actions in the videos but with the spiral hook there is less dough in the bowl. Does the same spinning action happen when there is more dough present?

      1. re: tcamp
        Antilope Nov 7, 2013 07:53 AM

        In the J-hook video, the mixer appears to be a "Classic" 4-1/2 qt model. In the spiral video, it states the mixer is a "Kitchen Aid 600" which is a 6 qt model. The bowls are different sizes, so the difference in the amount of dough may not be that much.
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        I have a 5 qt Kitchen Aid. I made a 1 1/2 lb loaf of bread today, about 3 1/2 cups of flour. The dough forms into a hot-dog-bun shape and spins at the bottom of the bowl with the end of the spiral going back and forth through it. Mixed for 1 minute at Speed 2 and kneaded on Speed 2 for 2 minutes to make 1 1/2 lb of dough for a boule of French bread.
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        I didn't have to scrape the bowl or use a rubber spatula once. Never had to reach into the bowl for anything during the process. Dumped in the ingredients (water, salt, yeast, flour - I weigh my ingredients - 65% hydration) and used the spiral dough hook through the entire process. Took out the finished dough at the end of the process.
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        I only make one loaf of bread at a time, that meets my needs and also doesn't over-stress the Kitchen Aid mixer.

        1. re: tcamp
          DuffyH Nov 8, 2013 11:14 PM

          Years ago I had a 4.5 quart tilt-head model with a J hook. I gave up making dough in it because the dough often climbed up and over the hook. I usually had to stop frequently to move the dough.

          Got a Pro 600 bowl-lift model with a spiral hook about 5 years back and it's like night and day for dough. Not once has dough climbed even the least way up the hook, and I've never had to stop and reposition the dough.

          Love the spiral hook!

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