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MNBäcker

Bosch Universal Mixer Whipping Cream Cheese

Sooo, I really LOVE my Bosch Universal mixer - it does exactly what I bought it for when it comes to my bread mixing.

HOWEVER, last night I used the beaters for the first time to whip some cream cheese, and I was very disappointed how the beaters don't reach all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. I was making a "cheesecake" to use up a Graham Cracker pie crust I had bought by accident (don't ask), and even though I scraped down multiple times during the mixing process, there was still some cream cheese stuck to the bottom of the bowl when I emptied the mixture into the crust.

Is this something I need to live with (in other words, use my Kitchenaid for), or is there some sort of "fix" for it?

TIA,

Stephan

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hanseata

When I lived in Germany, I had the regular Bosch Mixer, and loved it, also the grain mill attachment. Unfortunately I couldn't import it to Maine, so I was quite enthusiastic when I saw the Bosch Universal Plus at my local kitchen shop. My Cuisinart was just about giving up its ghost, so I bought the Bosch to make my pre-doughs.

It was a disaster. Two more hydrated bread doughs (for 1 and 2 loaves) crawled right up into the opening to the engine, and it was a real pain in the butt to scrape the dough out of the mixer bowl with its middle column. And when I tried a smaller amount of batter, the beaters didn't reach far enough down, and I ended up using my handheld mixer.

With great disappointment I took the Bosch back the next day and got another Cuisinart.

Karin

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dwcoleman

Were you using the beaters, the wire whip, or the batter whip?

Maybe try leaving the cream cheese out to soften at room temperature and then try the wire whip.

Theres no way to change the offset from what I can see on mine.  You probably wouldn't want the beaters to be hitting your plastic bowl anyways with the torque the machine develops.

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MNBäcker

I was using the wire whip, on Cream Cheese that had set out on the counter for a while and was plenty soft.

Stephan

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dwcoleman

Interesting, I'll be making a cheesecake in a few weeks for work.  I'll try using the beater paddles and let you know how it turns out.

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deemarie03

I've had a Bosch Universal for 20 years and that's how it is when you use the wire whip.  I just use a rubber scraper every few minutes.  When I make cookies, it doesn't seem to be that much of problem, maybe because you're beating such a small amount it gets stuck on the bottom.

 

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sharonanne

The wire whips are designed for wet batters. I can't recommend enough to get the cookie paddles - they would make short work of the project you're doing with cream cheese.

They're not actually made by Bosch, but are warrantied by Bosch, because they are made FOR the Bosch. This might be the reason they're not included in the box. But they are the best accessory you could get.

Sometimes dealers offer the cookie paddles with the Bosch as a sales incentive. 

Interested new buyers, GET THE COOKIE PADDLES TOO!

-- Sharon Anne - enjoy more hints @ sharealikecooking.blogspot.com and sharonanne.com

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MNBäcker

I actually HAVE the cookie paddles - didn't think they would whip the cream cheese as nicely as the wire whips. Guess I'll try the paddles next time.

 

Stephan

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johnr55

What's the big deal here?  Guy, if you are physically unable to scrap down your mixer bowl you shouldn't be mixing.  I've been using KA, Bosch, Electrolux, Sunbeam and GE triple whip for the past 35 years and I haven't seen a mixer yet that isn't better served by at least some spatula work.  If you want to really scrape the bowl, get a hand mixer.  Use it and scrape the heck out of your mixing bowl.  You can then toss the hand mixer every year or two and get a new one because the beaters get wonky.  I can't count the pounds of cream cheese I've done forever, but for heaven's sake, I always scraped the bowl at least some!  Perhaps you need to reassess your expectations of cooking-

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MNBäcker

... are you?

 

Stephan

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dwcoleman

L'equip makes a scraper now that fits over the stock head, see the youtube video for a demo.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPlHhWJumE8

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MNBäcker

Thanks, I actually saw that when I checked over at Pleasant Hill Grain the other day. However, it looks like that scraper only clears the sides of the bowl, not the bottom.

 

Stephan