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Dough "climbs" up the dough hook and isn't properly kneaded

When mixing, sometimes the dough starts climbing up the dough hook and sits still, the dough surely isn't being kneaded?


  • It's hard determining an exact solution to your problem, but most of the times there's too much flour in the dough. Mastering control of the amount of flour in your doughs is key to achieving a good knead. Please make sure that the dough knife is attached, reduce the amount of flour and be there to help the machine, some doughs will still climb the hook and needs supervision. Otherwise, try using the dough roller!
    Johan Andersson Customer Service
  • Hello Johan
    I do struggle to mix Dough with this machine.
    I have been a professional Baker and purchased this equipment as it promises to make 7 kg of dough.
    I have problems making a Dough of 1.5 kg. I understand that it is only a Household machine
    and that a drier dough can be too much for a small machine. But claiming this mixer makes 7kg
    it's purely an overstatement. It should mix 1.5 kg at any moister content of the dough and it simply doesn't. It's a great machine for anything else but not for Dough.
    You may have some advice here for me .
    Kind regards Andre

    Andre Schneider
  • Hello Andre,

    sorry to hear you are running into trouble with the mixer.

    The capacity of the mixer is 7 liters / 5 kg dough. That's not to say its the ideal size, but it's possible.

    Drier doughs should be kneaded at a lower speed than a "normal" stickier dough. I would reduce the speed so that the dough does not slide on the bottom of the bowl, as well as mixing in the flour at a slower pace. As the dough gets saturated with more flour, the less friction there is between the dough and the bowl, and it'll take a longer time to knead.

    Have a look at our video on the subject of 5kg dough on youtube.

    (227) How to prepare 5 kilos of dough in Ankarsrum - YouTube

    Johan Andersson Customer Service
  • I’m over 60 years old, have been making bread just fine for years. I’m really struggling with the Ank.  I can make high hydration doughs ok, but with the roller, it just doesn’t seem to be able to get a good knead on a lower hydration dough.  I’m really frustrated with this machine.
    Hallie Whinnery
  • Hallie,

    lower hydration can be a bit more of a challenge. I would be really careful with the last cup or two of flour when you mix the dough. If the dough gets oversaturated with flour towards the end the machine will have a hard time incorporating the flour since friction is so low. If that still happens and the dough starts to slide, try lowering the speed or help the dough by folding it by hand a few times until you get a stickier dough again.
    Johan Andersson Customer Service
  • The video referenced above for a 5 kilo batch uses the dough hook. In all of the videos, the roller is suggested as a better choice. Any reason the dough hook was selected for this large batch rather than the roller?
    Wayne Thayer
  • Hi Wayne,

    the official recommendation as per the manual is to use the hook for bigger doughs, based on 1 liter+ of liquid, while the roller performs better for small doughs.

    Personally? I use the roller for 99% of my baking, only the hook when doing rye or other stiff doughs.

    I suggest you go ahead and try them both and see which tool fits your baking the best.
    Johan Andersson Customer Service

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