[geeks] food geekery question
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gsm at mendelson.com
Tue Dec 22 10:04:03 CST 2009
On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 10:45:13AM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>"Much stronger than what", then becomes the question. Delrin, for
>example, is an engineering thermoplastic with good mechanical strength
>and high lubricity. Polysulfone is extremely strong and has excellent
>temperature resistance, making it good for laboratory glassware.
Actually I sort of stated it. Much stronger than the plastic gears used
in cheap Chinese made mixers. A relative answer, but one none the less. :-)
>When Kitchenaid was bought by Whirlpool, two of the first things they
>did as cost-cutting measures were to replace the cast-metal gearbox
>housing with molded phenolic resin and replace several of the
>previously-all-steel gears with nylon ones. One of those gears turns
>out to have to take very high torque, and the word became, "Don't buy
>KitchenAid Artisan series mixers, the plastic gears will strip; buy the
>Professional, it still has all-steel gearing." Whirlpool has now gone
>back to steel gears across the entire line and cast metal gearbox
>housings, and has the metal gearbox housing available as an inexpensive
>replacement part if you have a KitchenAid with a phenolic resin gearbox
So you are saying that it is ok to buy a New KitchenAid, but not a used one.
Do you have any idea (or way to find out) the difference if you are looking
at a used unit?
>Wow. I'll bet that made a crash to wake the neighbors.....
No. I don't think they noticed.
>Hmm. Sounds like they don't take well to the power change.
It's the power line frequency. 60Hz motors do not take 50Hz well. They
run 20% slower, put out 20% less power, and more heat (probably 20%).
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