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mixer conumdrum

November 7, 2014 - 10:52am -- pmiker

In looking at specs, here's what I find in terms of capacity:

Haussler Alpha - 13 lbs

Ankarsrum - 10.5 lbs

Bosch Universal Plus - 15 lbs

The Bosch is the least expensive and has the greatest capacity according to the specs.  The Haussler has a larger bowl.  It seems everyone loves the Ankarsrum.   All three mix differently.  Two are multi-purpose while one is mostly just for dough.  Is there enough difference in the performance of these three to justify one over the other?

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Another one bites the dust

October 4, 2014 - 9:31pm -- pmiker

First I wore out a KA 6qt mixer.  Now I've about killed a Bosch Universal Plus.  Believe it or not, it was not heavy dough that did it in this time.  It was a smoothie.  I should have learned long ago that multi-purpose machines do plenty but most of it poorly.

After adding the blender attachment and enjoying several smoothies, the blender decided to let one drain into the machine.  Nice.  Now the BUP sounds like a saw.  I do not know if it can be salvaged.

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WTB Electrolux/Magic Mill Mixer 220V - moving overseas!

June 23, 2014 - 11:42am -- cjbardy

Help!  I just had to sell my current Electrolux mixer because we are moving overseas and it was a 110v model, which I loved.

Does anyone have a 220v Electrolux mixer with attachments you want to sell?  

We need have it before mid August so that it can be included with our shipment overseas.


Thank you!

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versatile heavy duty mixer

May 16, 2014 - 5:47am -- dadakrengel

My KA Professional line broke again. Those mixers don't last long. I am looking for a mixer that is versatile (egg whites, cookies, quick bread, frosting, and at lot of bread) that can take the load of bread I make. I usually make at least 5 pounds of dough ( about f 4 loaves) at a time. Any recommendations on what I can use that can last me longer than the KA, I am willing to pay up to $900. Thank you!!


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