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    Default Making Sugar

    Does anyone use a kitchen aid mixer, small Hobart, or any other type of mixer to make sugar. Any thoughts or insight appreciated.

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    Check this link out very good information.

    http://mapletrader.com/community/sho...anulated+sugar
    Jared

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    I use an upright countertop KitchenAid. I wouldn't do over a quart at a time, I'd be concerned about burning out the mixer's motor. Ted

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    If you do go with a kitchen aid, make sure you go with a higher end model. The cheaper ones have plastic gears and the better ones metal gears. Researched this last year for my wife's Xmas present.

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    I use the wife's 6 quart pro model and do 1/2 gallon without a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainebackswoodssyrup View Post
    If you do go with a kitchen aid, make sure you go with a higher end model. The cheaper ones have plastic gears and the better ones metal gears. Researched this last year for my wife's Xmas present.
    You want one that the mixer head does not tip up. The bowl goes up and down. These are the ones with metal gears. There is some kind of a replaceable shear mechanism built in so you won't ruin the motor. My daughter who bakes looked into this last summer when she got one. Not a lot of price difference for the good ones.
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    Ya, I got a heck of a black Friday deal on it. Think it was $210........believe it was the pro 600?? Can't remember exactly but yes, it does not tip up like some do.

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    I got a deal on my wife's 600 pro (with extra warranty) but she hasn't let me use it yet. 1/2 Gallon at a time sounds good to me.
    Jared

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    half gallon at a time sounds great to me, Can the KA handle it, sounds like some have tried. I can only do 16 oz at a time by hand. takes me about an hour per half gallon by hand. What attachment do you all use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MapleCamp View Post
    half gallon at a time sounds great to me, Can the KA handle it, sounds like some have tried. I can only do 16 oz at a time by hand. takes me about an hour per half gallon by hand. What attachment do you all use?
    I know many that do it with the pro KA with the paddle.
    William
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    3 X 12 Thor pans on a Brian design arch
    1986 Seprotech 900 RO

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