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Kitchenaid dough hook not reaching bottom of bowl

somervilleoldtimer | Jul 23, 201707:23 AM     9

I am generally happy with my Kitchenaide mixer. But today I mixed up a batch of sweet roll dough using the dough hook and 10 cups of flour. I added the milk/butter/egg mixture to the flour/sugar mixture while it was on the machine, on the slow setting. After a few minutes, the dough looked much too moist so I added more flour bit by bit. I also scraped down the sides to be sure flour was integrated but because of the dough hook, I could not get my scraper to the bottom of the bowl. When the dough was kneaded and I took the bowl off the machine, it turned out that there was still a bunch of unincorporated flour at the bottom of the bowl! I kneaded it in by hand and I think it will all turn out fine.
But do I need to take the bowl off the machine and scrape the bottom when I'm kneading dough? A while ago I adjusted the screw at the front of the machine because the beater was hitting the bowl near the bottom. Is there any way to test whether the machine is appropriate adjusted for the dough hook?

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