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Swimmer

New Mixer

My kitchenaid mixer died. I'm thinking about buying a Globe SP5, Any thoughts?

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richkaimd

Put "Globe SP5" in the search box and see what comes up.  There are some prior comments there. 

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dghdctr

Then get this -- a dedicated bread mixer (spiral type) used in professional labs -- not an "all-purpose" planetary mixer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYBF1V30B78

http://www.tmbbaking.com/sp5.html

This is a little more than twice the price of the one you're looking at, but you'll never have to buy another one.  I've used mine heavily and owned it for 9 years, and all that's been replaced is a 2-dollar fuse.  So is a 400-600 dollar planetary mixer a bargain if it burns out in 5 years and doesn't mix dough very well?

At least -- that was MY rationalization when I ordered this.  But I've never regretted getting it.

-- Dan DiMuzio