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Bosch Mixer

larryguy's picture
larryguy

Bosch Mixer

Hi new here I'm thinking of getting the Bosch mixer, have a KA  that striped gears 2nd one I don't do bread but cookies, cakes. I've read that it doesn't do well on small things, I also want to do mashed potatoes will this do good for me, or any better ideas. I've been all over the web on this  and this mixer sounds like a good one, but read so so on small  loads, any feed back


Thanks Larry

MisterB1949's picture
MisterB1949

The Bosch is excellent and great value now at $359.99. For cookies you need to buy the paddles and the metal attachment. It will do a great job with mashed potatoes.

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fiveacrefarmgirl

My Bosch was given to me broken,, my Dh fixed it, it works great for everything I have asked of it, including the grain grinder, meat grinder and food processor, HOWEVER, the ONLY downfall I see, is that for really small batches, it has a hard time mixing it all up, because there is not enough ingredients inthe bowl for it to "hit/mix" (so to speak)...anything else, IT IS THE BEST!!!(in my opinion).LOL!


~~~THANKS!~~~

Marty's picture
Marty

Here is a thread in another forum that may help or confuse, only kidding. Something to read for info.


http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,11962.0.html

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LindyD

The Bosch compact is back in production and will do small loads and  bread (just in case  you change your mind about making bread).  Price:  $150.


http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/bosch_compact_mixers.aspx

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highmtnpam

What is classification of the Bosch Mixer??  Pam

MisterB1949's picture
MisterB1949

I guess you would describe it as a planetary mixer. It will, in my opinion makes a dough that is just as good as a professional spiral mixer or planetary mixer.

larryguy's picture
larryguy

I'm thinking the Universal, I saw one on Pleasant hill I think, for the Mixer and the food processor , and paddles , does the metal attach come with paddles? and was


thinking getting the blender also, Hey why not go all the way :)


Thanks for the replys


Larry

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MisterB1949

Larry I have some of the old model blenders and could throw you one in for free.

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Francine

Larry,


I have the Bosch Universal Mixer and I absolutely love it.  I have yet to find a Bread Recipe that it can't handle.  The Bosch also beats and exceeds all other mixers that I have used for general mixing needs. It is a real work horse!


Cheers,


Francine

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Francine

Larry,


 


I purchased my mixer from Pleasant Hill about two years ago; great people to work with! Pleasant Hill was offering a deal that came with the white bowl, dough hook, blender, and, food processor; it did not come with the cookie paddles. However, I wish now that I would have ordered them at the time; I have came across several bread recipes that call for the use of the paddles rather than the dough hook. I have used everything except the blender because I have a Vita Mix; however, my Vita Mix is about 15 years old and I figure it will eventually die on me and I will use the Bosch Blender then.  I will probably be ordering the paddles to use soon before it is time to start doing my holiday baking.


Cheers,


Francine

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berryblondeboys

I went back and forth with the Electrolux DLX2000 and the Bosch Universal for about 6 months. I finally settled on the Electrolux because some people said the Bosch danced around a bit and I was a little concerned about a plastic bowl as the only bowl. It appealed to me to have a big stainless steel bowl for the DLX AND a smaller plastic bowl.


 


Now that I have had the Electrolux for 5 years, I have a love/hate relationship with it. Like so many things, it does great on some tasks, so-so on others. I think, for me, having a second kitchenaid 'type' of mixer would make me happy for some tasks the type of mixer Bosch and Electrolux aren't as good at.


But really, you really can't go wrong with a Bosch.

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Francine

Berry,


 


Have you tried the Bosch Universal?  I have never had a problem with my mixer dancing and I usually double my bread recipes.  I was amazed at how I could whip egg-whites in nothing flat.  Gosh, don't rule out the Bosch you can also either upgrade to the Stainless Steel Bowl or purchase one separately.  


I have to admit  I was not too impressed when I first pulled my mixer out of the box  and looked at it;  however, I wanted to  try whipping the egg-whites like they demonstrated  on the video.  And after I made my first loaf of bread using this mixer I was ready to get a resale license to sell them.  Beautiful machine for what ever size mixing you require e.  The Bosch has well balanced suction cups on the bottom of the mixer; I think the rectangular footprint design on the base of the unit really helps to balance the whole operation quite well from moving around.


Cheers,


Francine

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Eidetix

I bought a miniature Bosch with a bagful of attachments on eBay recently for $80 plus $28 shipping.


I love it. It's been churning dough, creaming butter and shredding carrots flawlessly; for a small unit at a modest price, the Bosch seems to have all the finesse you'll want in a mixer and plenty of power to spare.


I hope you're as happy with whatever mixer you buy as I am so far with mine.

larryguy's picture
larryguy

I plan on getting one soon the Universal, I've been looking on web at the top 3 that sell them doesn't look like there is a difference in price, all three are the same basically also I can't seem to find any in retail stores? in the Grand Rapids Mi. area I'm assuming  retail doesn't carry them ? Are any of the top 3 better than other 


Thanks for all your replies   

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MisterB1949

The minimum price that dealers can sell the Bosch Universl Plus is $359.99. We recently closed our b + m store (thanks to the economy!) but we still sell online. We'll do you a great deal.

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kneading

I also like my mixer and I occasionally do small things like egg whites or whip cream. I bought my mixer from Shar's Kitchen in Gilbert, AZ store. They sell the mixer for $359. but have great deals on attachments like the food processor for $29.99 ( instead of $169.99)

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flourgirl51

larry- I am a dealer for Pleasant Hill Grains and just sent you a message, I include a free item with each order.


www.organicwheatproducts.com


 

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curvesarein

Can you tell me the location and phone number of the gilbert location? I am going to Phoenix in a week.

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kneading

It's off highway 60 ( going south from Phoenix) It will be just passed Sam's Club on the right side of Gilbert RD in Gilbert, AZ.  If there is a free class going on, you may want to sit in it..most of the time they give great deals to the class.

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yogajan

I purchased the Bosch Universal from Pleasant Grains a few years ago and have been very pleased. 


Pleasant Hills personnel were knowledgable and friendly and were a pleasure to deal with. 


The mixer is all that I hoped it would be and I use it on a regular basis.  I must admit that the only bread I make in it now is Brioche.  Mostly I make baguettes with the fold techniques I learned at the San Francisco Baking Institute.  I have been using the Brioche recipe and country bread recipe from the new Tartine cookbook (highly recommended) and find the brioche is easier to do in the mixer.


Hope this helps.

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curvesarein

She is a distributor for Pleasant Hill so it gets shipped from them. There is a good deal going on now. $359.99 for the mixer, and food processor for $30 and cookie paddles for $15 ( I did get the metal attachment with it.) I also ordered a bread slicer. I ordered through Flourgirl51 because she was offering free gifts for each item you ordered if you are a Fresh Loaf member. I was able to get a 30 day returned Nutrimill at a discout and the bread slicer too, both from Pleasant Hill but through her. I chose 15# of her organic spring wheat as my free gifts, it is the best I have used for a spectacular rise! 14% protein. She raises her own grain and it has been tested. Unfortunately I have not found a reasonable way to afford it because of shipping costs. I used a Bosch 30 years ago, so I knew what to buy. I almost bought the compact, but I am so glad I got the Universal, It is not so big it cannot handle small loads too! I've been baking bread for a couple weeks now and thrilled, so are my friends. If you want to make cakes, you may want the new sifter coming out and save the bran for other baked goods. Plus there are so many attachments you can buy later, even an Ice-cream maker!