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Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« on: February 07, 2013, 10:08:00 AM »
Hi guys,

Looks like a winner for the teglia -> Bosch MUM 4405, Una impastatrice FANTASTICA per l'alta idratazione

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can handle high hydratation
dough @ 87% done in 8 minutes
can manage 500gr of flour at 4th speed.
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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 01:29:50 PM »
In the US, that mixer is the Bosch Compact Mixer.  Several of us have them, and have posted about them.  If you do an advanced search in this section on Bosch Compact, you should see a few threads.  I agree, they are a wonderful mixer - I love mine.

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 02:47:24 PM »
I have an older one 350W, works great on speed #2. Can handle dough for 3, 13" pies nicely.

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 07:58:32 PM »
I want to sell my Bosch Universal and get this machine. I just don't make the large amounts of dough that I think the Universal does well. I noticed the Bosch compact shown is 500w. In the US I only see 400w. Does this make a big difference in the end result? I suspect not. Any comment from Compact owners on possible lack of power? My largest recipe is 750 grams of flour, and I don't do that fairly often. I'm usually around 400 grams.
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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 10:43:49 PM »
Marty: I have a Bosch Compact, and it has plenty of power. I'm usually around 600g. The one thing that I have found is that the dough climbs the dough hook as it kneads, and I use a spatula to push it back down. I remember that one forum member found that to be a pain, but I don't mind.

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 11:10:58 PM »
Does anyone know the capacity of the bowl, in quarts?

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 07:23:39 AM »
Gene, are you asking how much water you can pour into the bowl before it spills over the sides?  If so, I can check tonight.

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 11:14:39 AM »
Gene, are you asking how much water you can pour into the bowl before it spills over the sides?  If so, I can check tonight.

I really just want to know if the Bosch Compact has as much capacity - can make as much dough at a time - as a Kitchenaid Artisan, which has a 5-quart bowl.

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 12:10:43 PM »
My standard batch in my Bosch Compact is 1000g flour at 58-62% hydration.  Works fine.

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 01:59:28 PM »
My standard batch in my Bosch Compact is 1000g flour at 58-62% hydration.  Works fine.

That's the most I do at one time, too.

Thanks.

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 03:59:39 PM »
Wow this unit has more punch than I thought. 1000g is up there. Now for the low side. I found my Universal does not do a great job under 500g. So how is this unit for smaller batches? You folks are really helping with my decision and I may be shopping soon.
Thanks, Marty

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 04:07:04 PM »
So how is this unit for smaller batches?
Thanks, Marty

Exactly why I bought one. I generally make 1, 13" pizza at a time and this unit works well. Course it is the only stand mixer I have ever owned so I have no comparison.

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 09:06:29 PM »
I only use whole wheat, which probably makes it different, but the capacity is less than the KA 5 quart.  On the other hand, it has a pretty strong motor, and it well built.  I also have a Universal, not the plus.  The compact handles small batches much better, and I have made batches with 200 grams of flour that came out fine.  Actually, I think the Compact is the ideal mixer for many of the posters here, because it allowed me to do a number of small doughs, with slightly different ingredients to decide what I liked best.

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Re: Bosch Nun 4405 best small mixer for high hydratation
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 06:43:19 PM »
I just got one last week. My first project was a lean sandwich loaf no oil, milk, or sugar. I kneaded it very slowly on speed one for 15 minutes. I did some 100% whole wheat sourdough dough for pizza this afternoon on speed one for 20 minutes and it felt great after it was done. What a difference from hand kneading!
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Re: Bosch Compact - Amazon and Overstock
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2013, 09:54:28 AM »
If anyone is still looking, Amazon and Overstock both have some in stock for around $140.


 

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