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Bosch vs. Electrolux

Sandra13's picture
Sandra13

Bosch vs. Electrolux

I am looking for a mixer that will handle large amounts of whole wheat flour well. I have narrowed down my options to the Electrolux and the Bosch Universal Plus. HOWEVER, I also want this mixer to handle small batches of cupcake, cake, and cookie recipes. Which of these two will be the best all-purpose mixer?

Thanks,

Sandra

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richkaimd

Before I write anything here, let me ask whether you've read the copious number of comments, found using the search function on the upper left of this and every TFL page.  Try typing in "Bosch vs. Electrolux" and see what you get.  Before you do this, pack a lunch.  If you read it all, you'll need nourishment at least halfway through.

I own an electrolux.  It handles all my mixing needs, cakes and breads, without fail.

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Doc.Dough

It may be too much information.

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Sandra13

Thanks for the quick reply. I did do a search, but was quite overwhelmed by the results. There have been so many postings! My main concern is about which machine will handle small loads best (especially cakes and cookies), so I thought I would try my own thread.

 

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richkaimd

My machine came with two bowls, one metal and much larger than the other, which is plastic.  I've yet to use the plastic one.  I have used the metal one for single recipes of cookie dough and cake batter without difficulty.  I hope that helps.

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gary.turner

As you've probably figured out by now, both mixers do a good joob on dough, the Electrolux up to 5kg/11lbs per batch. The DLX now comes with a second set of whisks for batters and cookies, which I appreciate for cake batters especially. The DLX will whip as little as a single egg white; smaller batches than that don't seem to me to be worth doing in the first place. ;)

cheers,

gary