The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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impasti mixer quality information. . .

May 14, 2010 - 4:52am -- bradengow

Can anyone tell me if a company called Impasti makes a quality spiral mixer?  I am considering buying a used, single speed, impasti dough master for a small bread baking operation.  It can hold up to 65lbs of dough, but I have no idea if it is of good quality or not.  Thanks so much for your time and informaiton.  Braden

geered's picture

mixer for a large family

March 24, 2010 - 6:25pm -- geered

Hello, I have 5 teenagers at home.  They often eat nearly a whole bread each for a snack.  I used to make everything by hand but I can't keep up  anymore!  Is there one of you with the somewhat same challenges (4-5 loafs a day) that could counsel me with which mixer to buy?  I'll start looking for a used one right away.  Thank you.

judiandjeff's picture

Best Stand Mixer for Bread, not KA

February 20, 2010 - 7:02am -- judiandjeff

About to replace my KA 5 qt. Want the best, but Hobart too expensive. Need advice among Bosch, Electrolux (are they still made?), Viking, and any other I missed. I assume these are in the $600 range or so, a little more is ok.

I searched here, and other sites online, and no one seems to be willing to say which they think is the best.


dwcoleman's picture

my new old mixer

January 7, 2010 - 7:38pm -- dwcoleman

I bought the 20 quart mixer used about a month ago, it had problems starting, blew fuses, and smelt very bad.

I've cleaned it up, replaced the start motor capacitor and just made a 10lb batch of baguette dough.

The dough came together amazingly quick on the first speed, it only took 2-3 minutes to develop.

Here are some pics:


proth5's picture

Putting the question to the hive mind...

December 9, 2009 - 8:08am -- proth5

Let me start with one of my usual disclaimers.  I know that to a certain extent I am pining for those big, floorstanding mixers and it may be that the faithful Kitchen Aid is not really just inadequate, but...

I'm tired of it walking all over the counter, making ominous noises when mixing a stiff cookie dough, and not really stepping up for things like brioche.  I still like the thing for cakes, candies, and lighter duty work, but...


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