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Bosch Univeral Plus VS Electrolux Magic Mill N28 Assistent

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ngleicher

Bosch Univeral Plus VS Electrolux Magic Mill N28 Assistent

I am looking for input to help me make a purchase decsion.   I have been baking yeast breads for years and am now considering the purchase of a heavy duty mixer to lighten my load viv-a-vis kneeding.  Both the Bosch and the Electrolux products are foremost on my mind.  I tried a KA Pro-600 but it labored under the strain of a 2 loaf recipie that called for a biga.   I want at least some of the versatility that the original Cuisinart provides, so I can avoid buying a separate appliance as opposed to an accessory.


 


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Ngleicher

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Jo_Jo_

I was looking around a few months ago, and there were some excellent posts about this subject.  Have you tried doing a search on this site?  I also found some links to YouTube videos which helped a lot.  I normally don't make huge batches of dough, because there are only two of us here to eat it!  I bought the KitchenAid Pro 600 from amazon for $279 with a $50 rebate a couple weeks ago for a total cost of $229 and free shipping, and am very happy with it so far.  Hope you can find those posts, I found them to be very helpful.


Joanne

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FotoCEO

I have the Electrolux and really like it, but there are times when I wish I had purchased the Bosch.  The Electrolux is different enough that my family is unwilling to learn how to use it - I don't think they would have the issue with the Bosch.


I have the grater attachments and LOVE how these work.  I'm not into food processor style graters.  The think I loved most about my old KA was the grater/slicer and this works the same way, but better.


It totally rocks kneading bread.  It really does a good job mimicking the real kneading processes in a way no other mixer can because of how it is designed.


The Electrolux is really not great at creaming butter.  It really takes some cajoling to get it to perform this task.  It does work, but it could be better.  So if you do a lot of cookies, you may be happier with the Bosch.

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Jo_Jo_

I liked the Bosch real well, but it had a bigger footprint for my really small kitchen and a lot bigger price than the KA Pro 600.  I just saw a topic someone else posted where they talked about a Globe but it was considerably more expensive than either the bosch or the electrolux.  Here is the link...


http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/21211/need-advice-new-mixer


Joanne

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Trialer70

I have a 36-year-old Bosch used at least twice a week to make from 2-5 loaves of bread each time.  The only thing I've replaced is a lid ring I broke when I dropped it on a tile floor (chipped off one of the lid's slots to clamp onto the bowl) and a pin that bent on the drive shaft (this was about 20 years ago) that holds the hooks/whisks or cookie blades onto the drive shaft.  Otherwise, it's run like a top--any kind of bread, cake, cookies, you name it.  Very excellent motor that can handle heavy loads and (sometimes) reckless bakers.

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flourgirl51

I have been using the Bosch Universal Plus for the past three years for the baking I do for my farmers' market. I do at least 65 loaves of whole wheat bread plus numerous other yeast breads, quick breads, muffins, cakes, bars and cookies each week using this machine and it never fails. It is belt driven so there are no gears to break. You won't go wrong with a Bosch.


I like this machine so much that I started selling them and would be happy to send you a brochure with the specs if you wanted one. Just send me a message and I will get one out to you.

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ngleicher

Thank you for your comments.  I am not quite ready to purchase.


 

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rbrooks1979

Thank you for your post... I have a Bosch and Magic Mill and I do farmer's markets  as well and would like to connect and share Ideas. Would you be interested?

 

Your's truly

Diane Brooks, Memphis

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flourgirl51

Sure Diane, I will PM you with my email address.

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smokeslinger

Diane please respond asap...we are really excited to purchase one of these machines and totally confused.

Thank you for your help

 

Lisa

 

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nikkiblum

I have an old KA that hasn't given up the ghost yet. I don't like to make more than 1.5 kg of dough. So deciding between Bosch and Electrolux .  Enough info on this site to leave a person overloaded and still confused. I'm happy to get specs from you, if you're still offering them. 

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nikkiblum

I have an old KA that hasn't given up the ghost yet. I don't like to make more than 1.5 kg of dough. So deciding between Bosch and Electrolux .  Enough info on this site to leave a person overloaded and still confused. I'm happy to get specs from you, if you're still offering them. 

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terrysandlin

I have been very pleased with my KitchenAid Pro 600. My best friend bought one and heard a strange noise in the gears. He called KitchenAid. They told him they were sending him a new mixer and he was to return his KA 600 in the box containing the new mixer. I one week he received the new mixer. This is what influenced me to buy the KA. You might also want to check the comments section in amazon.com regarding different mixers. Cuisinart (very powerful and well reviewed does not have a good record on service, at least when I checked it out last summer.)

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juniperjan

Your intuition is correct on the KA.  I have a KA600 and wish I had a Bosch for bread making.  It performs ok but I don't trust it for some of the heavier loads.  It took 5 tries to get the KA mixer that my hubby, a bakery service/repair technician was willing to keep in the house.  We have a KA in the kitchen where I work and after a year of use it is falling apart.  Go for the Bosch.

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Francine

Undecided,

I agree 110% with going Bosch. I have been using my Bosch Universal Plus three years now and, I'm convinced that if I could figure out how to get it to wash dishes for me, it would do that too!

Cheers,

Francine

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Francine

Undecided,

I agree 110% with going Bosch. I have been using my Bosch Universal Plus three years now and, I'm convinced that if I could figure out how to get it to wash dishes for me, it would do that too!

Cheers,

Francine

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garyhardy111

Hi there I have just found the magic mill in the uk for anyone who has been looking, i am looking to buy one as i am sick of my poor kenwood

 

http://www.purecookshop.co.uk/Assistent-Original-Food-Mixer-Range

 

Gary