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Planetary Mixer vs. Spiral Mixer - Help needed!

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katiecooks815

Planetary Mixer vs. Spiral Mixer - Help needed!

Hi, 

I am making a pretzel dough (firm dough - about 55% hydration) and am starting to expand my german pretzel business and need to buy a mixing machine. I am looking between a planetary mixer (hobart) and a spiral mixer (Esmach). Any suggestions on what I should go for?

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MANNA

If your main focus is dough then I would get a spiral mixer. I am personally a fan of this company since they are US based.

 

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breaducation

Definitely go with a spiral mixer if you can afford it. Mixing bread dough with a spiral is so much faster, more efficient and consistent.