The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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What would best serve us? Bosch or DLX?

December 26, 2011 - 1:25pm -- shastaflour

I know this is a question that has been bouncing around countless times on countless boards (because I've read A LOT of postings), but I'm still stumped -- and have to make a decision fast because of a very sweet thing my husband did.

For a little background, I've been baking our bread for almost a year now, after receiving (and being inspired by) a beautiful whole wheat loaf from a neighbor who owns a Bosch. We've been using a Zojirushi to do the hard work, though I take the dough out for its last rise and finish it in the oven.

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Stand mixer query

August 11, 2010 - 6:13am -- copyu

Large mixers are very rare in Japan. None are offered in the major electrical goods shops, probably because kitchen space is at a premium. I saw a 'DeLonghi' in CostCo, once, [about $250] and recently came across the 'Bosch Compact' [about $400] in a baking supply store. That's it! CostCo Japan hasn't stocked any large mixers for the past 8  to 12 months

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Whole Wheat/ Whole Grain French Bread, Ciabatta, or similar bread

May 1, 2010 - 3:18pm -- thehsmomof3

I have been making 100% whole wheat bread (both with hard red and hard white wheat) for quite some time.  My family loves the loaves, and I love the ease of baking using my Bosch Universal.  (I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I'm unable to knead by hand.)  However, I want to branch out into French bread, Ciabatta, artisan bread or something smiilar.  Has anyone successfully made this type of bread 100% whole grain using a Bosch or similar machine?  Please share your recipes.  I would be most grateful.  Thank you, Sherri

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Bosch UM3 - Should I Buy It? Many Questions...

February 5, 2010 - 8:03pm -- celestica

I have an opportunity to buy a Bosch Machine, not sure how old it is.  The Model is UM3, Serial # LR49392. Cost is $85.00.

The casing is a little yellowish, the bowl is a plastic one, but all the parts seem to be in good working order.  It has a blender attachment for the side.  It is not very quiet in motion.  

Some questions:

1) Can you lock out the blender side when using the mixer?

2)  How old is it?

3)  Are the parts interchangable?

4) Will it last a long time?

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Bosch Universal/Universal Plus users in New York City + environs

November 17, 2009 - 11:35am -- mikeinnyc

Are there any Bosch Universal users in New York City who wouldn't mind giving their thoughts to a Manhattanite who is conisdering one but can't find a place to even see these in action? videos posted by salespeople aren't too helpful - more interested in knowing versatility, etc for Manhattan-apartmennt-sized quantities of food including whipped cream + cookies. Thanks!

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How do I replace the Drive Coupling on my Bosch Univeral Mixer Blender Attachment?

March 31, 2009 - 12:13am -- Susan-MN


I need to replace the Blender's Drive Coupling on my Bosch Univeral Mixer.

Before I go ahead and order the replacement part, I want to know how to go about replacing this part, because I haven't been able to figure out how to take it apart on my own, and I can't instructions anywehre online. 

I do know how to replace the high speed drive part - that part just slips on and off, with a tiny bit of help... 


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