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what "kind" of mixer is this?

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babybirdbreads's picture

what "kind" of mixer is this?

anyone know what kind of mixer this is?  planetary?  thanks.

cranbo's picture

This is a Bosch Universal (older version). 

It's sort of a planetary/vertical mixer. That is, the mixing heads are driven by a drive shaft at the center of the bowl, which move the mixing heads around inside the bowl. The bowl itself is fixed and does not move. I say it's "sort of" planetary because some attachments (like mixing whips) have a orbital/planetary action, while others (dough hook) do not. 

Here's a youtube video which shows the action of this mixer