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Looking For Some Help Finding Online Independant Spiral Mixer Reviews

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Dhaus

Looking For Some Help Finding Online Independant Spiral Mixer Reviews

Hello Everybody,


It's been awhile since I have posted, but I have been lurking and doing a lot of baking since my brief apprenticeship at Pearl Bakery in Portland.


I am getting ready to purchase my first spiral mixer and I have had no luck finding any independant mixer reviews.  I am wanting to start in the one bagger class range that will mix around 70 to 80 pounds, but there is a huge price variance between something like TMB's SPL50 and Fleetwoods AMEs. 


I know the quality is superb on the Esmachs and Kempers, but they are out of my budget right now as I am trying to buy new.


Can anybody throw me some websites that have some unbiased reviews?  How about the Fleetwoods?  I know that they are made in China, but how do they mix and hold up?


I will be grateful for any help and or info.


Darren