baking fail

by Stacy

Halfway through kneading some bread dough yesterday, my KitchenAid stand mixer made a strange “kachunk” sound. I didn’t like it, so I finished kneading the dough by hand and then went to investigate further.

It seems my “hinge pin” has shaken itself loose and just needed to be reinserted after being lined up with several other slots that make up the hinge. Let’s just say it’s not fixed yet.

poor, sick kitchen aid

Good thing I have a nice fresh loaf of bread from yesterday and already had pizza dough in the fridge. Whew!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

mom July 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I am impressed. It took me YEARS for my hinge to move at all and now you have done it in less than 3 years! Now that you know it will wiggle loose, just watch it. You can hammer it back into place with a few good whacks!


stacy July 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Hi Mom!

I was reading around and it sounds like Whirlpool bought the KitchenAid brand maybe 5-10 years ago and (of course) quality has gone down so they are more likely to break. The new problem is that I pushed the pin in too far trying to line it up and now I can’t get it back out easily without pliers. Too much effort for tonight.


Birch July 22, 2009 at 7:15 am

Oh no!


katiebug July 22, 2009 at 8:13 am

Be careful of this if/when you make bagels. Anything with more than 10 cups of flour and my Kitchen Aid starts to smoke.


stacy July 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Eek! I usually make half recipes at that rate. I don’t think I’ve ever tempted fate with more than 6 cups of flour. Too worried about burning out the motor!


stacy July 22, 2009 at 7:55 am

I know! I feel like the photo needs a “graphic image” warning for the carnage. =(

Lucky for you, Mom gave you Grandma’s mixer which will last For All Time.


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