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Using The Dough Blade; Helpful Hints - KitchenAid 5KFP0925BCU0 Instructions Manual

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Using the
Dough
Blade
The dough blade is specially
designed for mixing and
kneading yeast dough quickly
and thoroughly.
For the best
results, do not knead recipes
which use more than 2-3 cups
(300 - 400 g) of flour.
Helpful
Hints
• To avoid damage to the blade or motor, do
not process food that is so hard or firmly
frozen that it cannot be pierced with the
tip of a sharp knife. [f a piece of hard food,
such as a carrot, becomes wedged or
stuck on the blade, stop the processor and
remove the blade. Gently remove food
from the blade.
Do not overfill work bowl or mini-bowl.
For thin mixtures,
fill work bowl up to
I/2 to 2/3 full. For thicker
mixtures,
fill
work bowl up to 3/4 full. For liquids, fill
up to the maximum
level as described
in
the section "Using Your Food Processor -
Maximum
Liquid Level': When chopping,
the work bowl should be no more than
I/3 to I/2 full. Use the mini-bowl
for up
to I cup (235 ml) of liqod or I/2 cup
(I 50 g) solids.
Position slicing discs so the cutting surface
is just to the right of the feed tube. This
allows the blade a full rotation
before
contacting the food.
• To capitalize on the speed of the
processor, drop ingredients to be chopped
through the feed tube while the processor
is running.
Different
foods require varying degrees
of pressure for best shredding and slicing
results. In general, use light pressure
for soft, delicate foods (strawberries,
tomatoes,
etc.), moderate
pressure for
medium foods (zucchini,
potatoes, etc.),
and firmer pressure for harder foods
(carrots, apples, hard cheeses, partially
frozen meats, etc.).
• Soft and medium-hard
cheese may spread
out or roll up on the shredding disc. To
avoid this, shred only well-chilled
cheese.
• Sometimes
slender foods, such as
carrots
or celery, fall over in the feed
tube, resulting in an uneven slice. To
minimize this, cut food in several pieces
and pack the feed tube with the food.
For processing small or slender items,
the small feed tube in the two piece food
pusher will prove especially convenient.
When preparing
a cake or cookie batter
or quick bread, use the multipurpose
blade to cream fat and sugar first. Add dry
ingredients
last. Place nuts and fruit on top
of flour mixture to prevent over chopping.
Process nuts and fruits, using short pulses,
until blended with other ingredients.
Do
not over process.
• When shredded
or sliced food piles up on
one side of the bowl, stop the processor
and redistribute
the food using a spatula.
• When food quantity
reaches
the bottom
of a slicing or shredding
disc, remove
the
food.
A few larger pieces of food may remain
on top of the disc after slicing or shredding.
If desired, cut these by hand and add to
mixture.
Organize processing tasks to minimize
bowl cleanup. Process dry or firm
ingredients before liquid ingredients.
To clean ingredients
from the
multipurpose
blade easily, just empty
the work bowl, replace the lid, and pulse
I to 2 seconds to spin the blade clean.
After removing the work bowl cover,
place it upside down on the counter.
This will help keep the counter clean.
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