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Dough Mixer

Dough Mixer. Any contrivance which, though differing in design and operation, basically consists of a bowl or chamber in which the requisite ingredients are mixed into a dough (q.v.) of the proper composition and with rheological properties (q.v.) that will yield baked products of the desired quality. Dough mixers are generally differentiated into vertical mixers (q.v.), horizontal mixers (q.v.), continuous mixers (q.v.), high-intensity mixers (q.v.), spiral mixers (q.v.), among others. The mixing action is done by various devices ranging from mixer bars (q.v.), dough hooks (q.v.), impellers of different designs rotating at variable speeds, etc.