|Bosch Compact Mixer|
It may be smaller than it's bigger sibling, the Bosch Universal Mixer, but it's mighty! Distributed exclusively by L’EQUIP, who call it the "baby" Bosch, it is the #1 selling mixer in Europe. Manufactured by the Bosch Group – a leading global supplier of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. Founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1886 by Robert Bosch, the company has expanded to more than 60 countries, and has some 285,000 associates - 170,000 of them outside Germany.
Why did this compact mixer appeal to us? We already have a larger stand mixer, a true workhorse, perfect for big batch mixing. We were looking for a mixer that mimicked the larger ones, was lighter in weight to lift, and would fit comfortably in a smaller space. With the "baby" Bosch mixer, counter space and weight are not an issue. It is permanently situated on our counter - ready for use.
Do not let its compact size fool you. The Bosch Compact Mixer is very powerful and is designed for heavy loads. It has a 400 watt motor, a sturdy 4–quart mixing bowl and can knead up to 6 pounds* of dough – about 2–3 loaves of bread depending on the size. Not bad for a "baby"! The nonslip feet hold the unit in place on the countertop and serve to minimize noise and vibration. Its other features are:
Beating Whisk: Perfect for whipping up those items that need to be light and airy such as whipped cream or egg whites. We loved it for making this Almond Crunch & Chocolate Confetti Chiffon Cake – whipped up the egg whites in no time.
Stirring Whisk: This is used for cake mixes and light doughs. We like this recipe for Lemon Bonbon Cookies.
Dough Hook: For kneading yeast doughs - such as bread and pizza - and to mix heavy cookies, pastry doughs, and also when adding nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, hard butter, etc. to batters. Great for mixing up a batch of Whole Wheat Pizza Dough.
With the many available attachments - such as a compact blender, food processor, slicer/shredder, juicer - it can be your all-in-one appliance. We do not have any of the attachments but we do have the Bosch Compact Mixer and it is a jewel. If you are short on space, don't want to do "heavy lifting" of those big mixers, need a second mixer that is reliable, powerful, durable, easy to use, need a mixer for Passover, or just want to purchase a really great mixer, consider a "Baby" Bosch – give it a good home.
Watch the following demo on the Bosch Compact Mixer
*An interesting item to share regarding, on the average, how many pounds of bread dough are produced from a 5-pound bag of all-purpose flour: