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Dgrock's picture
Dgrock

help with mixer for large batches of dough

Hello,

I'm looking for some advice on purchasing a mixer.  I routinely make double, sometimes triple batches of bread (currently all by hand).  For example, I use 16 cups of flour in my 100% whole wheat recipe.  I'd like a mixer that can handle that load (10 quart?  20 quart?).  Of course, I know about the Hobarts, and a used commercial one is a possibility, but I'm wondering if the Electrolux DLX should be a consideration.  Any other ideas? 

Thanks,
David

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Yerffej

I would definitely look at the DLX as it is a smallish machine with big capabilities.  A 20 quart mixer in a home kitchen is a very large appliance and would be overwheming unless your kitchen is quite large.   It is probably bigger than what you need both in its size and capacity.  A 10 quart Hobart would also suit your needs.

Jeff

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gary.turner

So, you're talking 7.5 or 8lbs of dough, give or take? The DLX will handle up to 11lbs/5kg of dough. If you make 5lb  or smaller batches, use the roller; larger amounts, use the hook.

cheers,

gary

Dgrock's picture
Dgrock

Right now my batches can weigh up to 10lbs., so the DLX would work.  I have a friend with a larger Hobart mixer (not sure the size), but he makes seven seed loaves at a times.  Down the road, I'd like to have this option, and I'm not sure the DLX could handle that load. Any idea how much dough a 10 quart Hobart might handle?

Thanks for you input,

David

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Yerffej

David,

While I am not 100% certain, I do not think that Hobart currently produces a 10 Quart mixer, although I have seen them on auction sites.  I have a specification sheet for Hobart mixer capacities that lists the 12 Quart mixer as having a 6Kg capacity for light dough and 4Kg capacity for heavy dough.

Jeff

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breadman_nz

Straight from Hobart re: mixer capacities (links below download the pdf from Hobart):

Metric 

Imperial

No new 10 or 12 quart mixer are made by hobart at the moment. The smaller 5 quart N50 is too small for your requirements. the 20 quart is probably too large. Used 10 and 12 quart models come up fairly regularly for sale online at the usual places.

I have the DLX2000 (and an N50 almost restored). The DLX is excellent and ought to do nicely for your current & projected  requirements.

Dgrock's picture
Dgrock

Thanks, this is very helpful, though I'm still having trouble understanding how an 8 quart DLX could work 15lbs of dough when the hobart specs are showing their 12 quart works the same amount.

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Cyberider

The DLX works on an entirely different principle than a planetary mixer so can make greater use of a given bowl capacity.  There are a number of You Tube videos that show it in operation. 

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flourgirl51

The Bosch Universal Plus mixer handles up to 15 lbs of dough. I have baked literally hundreds of loaves of bread and other baked goods over the past three years weekly and have never had a problem.

They are currently offering a rebate on this until the end of July. You can see more info about this at www.organicwheatproducts.com

 

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PhilipG

does anyone know if there was just one ten qt Hobart? I am wondering if any utensils/tools out there would fit any 10 qt hobart or did they make conflickting styles of mixers?