Why a Forked Mixer?
Since you stumbled upon this page, you may be asking yourself, “Why would I choose a fork mixer over the spiral and planetary offerings?” The reason is simple: a forked mixer will not heat up your dough in the mixing process. When using a spiral mixer, your dough is heated up due to the spiral motion of the mixer, which causes the dough to aerate before it is necessary. In a forked mixer, the dough is merely turned over on itself, so the dough does not get heated up in the process. This results in a higher quality dough that is not heated (or cooked) in the mixing process, so it is more prepared for firing in an oven.