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The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

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A large, permanently placed electric mixer that comes in sizes ranging from 20 quarts to 100 quarts or more. The Hobart is similar to the smaller table mixer in that it has the same types of attachments, but it is substantially larger and has a stronger motor that enables it to handle large batches. The other major difference between the two is that the Hobart has gears and only three possible speeds. In order to change gears, the mixer must be brought to a complete stop before moving to another speed. Hobart mixers also have a number of safety devices that table mixers do not. The wire screen on the front of the Hobart bowl must be in place, or the mixer will not run. The bowl must be fully raised as well. There is also a timer on the machine that, when set, will operate the machine for a specified period.