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Bosch Compact

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johnnyxray

Bosch Compact

Is the Bosch Compact big enough to handle the recipes from the Bread Bible or the Breadakers Apprentice? I would like to get one but will go for the Universal if needed. The recipes from the Bread Bakers Apprentice say they make 2 big or 4 small loaves for some of them. I would like something sufficient to make at least 2 loaves for my family.

Thanks,

John

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johnnyxray

Meant to say Bread Bakers Apprentice.

Thanks,

John

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wayne on FLUKE

The specs at pleasant hill show 6 lbs of dough. (That should be a link to click on)

I like mine very much although I don't use it for that big of a batch. I would be cautious if that was 6 lb of bagel dough, but I have never had any indication that mine was working very hard. It is so efficient at developing the gluten that I run it mostly on the lowest speed with a brief run up to the second lowest.

wayne

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swtgran

Though I have a DLX, I usually use my compact and I use the recipes from both books, a lot.  In fact, I use the DLX so seldom, since getting the compact, that I have contemplated selling it.  It can handle 2 loaves with no sweat.  Terry R.

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LindyD

Hi John,

My Bosh Compact has easily mixed 4.6 pounds of AP.  

As Wayne has noted, its a very efficient little machine.  Small footprint, light weight, but a true workhorse.  

Should easily meet your needs, and then some.

Lindy

 

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johnnyxray

Thanks for all of your replies. This was a fantastic forum to find!

John