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Kneading Times and Speeds - Stand Mixer

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The mixer's planetary action gives it a much faster mixing and kneading action than by hand or with mixers made by other manufacturers. Because of this, the kneading time can be significantly reduced in most bread recipes. You may have to adapt your favorite recipes and cut the kneading time significantly.

KitchenAid® recommends adapting your favorite recipes to the speeds and times recommended in the Owner's Manual for best results.

Kneading Times

  • Kneading with a KitchenAid® mixer for 2 minutes is equivalent to kneading 10 - 12 minutes by hand.
  • KitchenAid® does not recommend kneading bread dough for more than 2 minutes at Speed 2, and the total mixing and kneading time does not exceed 4 - 6 minutes.

Kneading Speeds

It is important to use only Speed 2, never higher or lower when kneading yeast dough.  If you knead too long, the dough will start to climb up the "c" shaped dough hook. The dough should form a ball and clean the sides of the bowl.

Kneading Dough with Stand Mixer

  1. Mix ingredients according to the recipe.

  2. Remove mixing attachment: push up on the attachment so the spring is compressed, twist to unlock, and slide it off the pin.

  3. Install the dough hook: slide the hook onto the pin, push up so the spring is compressed, twist the hook, and allow the spring to decompress while the hook locks into place.

  4. When kneading yeast doughs with a dough hook, use speed 2 and knead for about 2 minutes to initially mix ingredients. At this point, you may need to turn off the machine to scrape down the sides, and then proceed to continue mixing for another 3-5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. 

  5. With a hand mixer, you’ll knead at speed 2 for 3-5 minutes until your dough forms a ball and clings to the sides of the bowl.


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