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Re: Bosch small batch arm
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 12:36:16 AM »
Although we are here to eat pizza, sometimes crow is on the menu.

Leading up to the time I purchased a Bosch Universal mixer, I searched for info regarding small batches.  One dealer I spoke to told me about the small batch adapter.  There was no info I could find pro or con that seemed reliable, so I decided to buy it.  When the machine arrived I assembled it with the adapter since my doughs usually weigh 430-880 grams.  I did not try the machine without it.  The adapter made sense to me since it has two flanges to "catch" the dough which I thought would increase the kneading efficiency.

In an earlier post on this thread, Chau mentioned that the small batch adapter is useless. I thought he was inhaling too much laughing gas. :-D  So I decided to do my own test comparing a dough ball weighing 435 g (HG,60%,salt,IDY) with the adapter and a second without it.  I took photos at one minute intervals to document my impending triumph.  Well it didn't happen !!!  In a nut shell without the adapter the dough came together by 3 minutes and I thought it was finished by 5 minutes.  With the adapter the dough wasn't "ready" until 9 minutes into the kneading.

Kudos to Chau.

Bob

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Re: Bosch small batch arm
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 09:16:05 AM »
Kneader, this product is new, not the small batch adapter, and while I have not seen a review of this exact item, here is a review of a similar option 

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=15815.msg155131#msg155131

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Re: Bosch small batch arm
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 06:21:36 AM »
Thanks Barry.It looks like new small batch arm might have been inspired by Jet_Deck!

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Re: Bosch small batch arm
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 07:44:03 AM »
I hope Jet-Deck gets his royalty.  I considered his mod, but did not want to drill a hole in the dough hook, figured it would be a pain to clean when I wasn't using the attachment, and eventually sold it and bought a better mixer.

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Re: Bosch small batch arm
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2014, 11:51:07 AM »
I hope Jet-Deck gets his royalty.  I considered his mod, but did not want to drill a hole in the dough hook, figured it would be a pain to clean when I wasn't using the attachment, and eventually sold it and bought a better mixer.

Hello -  I have read a great deal about the Bosch and Ankarsrum (Electrolux, etc.) and watched too many YouTube videos but have yet to see either one in person.

What "better mixer" did you get?

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Re: Bosch small batch arm
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2014, 12:45:40 PM »
Has any one tried the small batch arm for the Bosch Universal mixer?

I'm going to give it a shot.

What "better mixer" did you get?

He's an Electrolux guy.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2014, 12:47:22 PM by dsissitka »

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Re: Bosch small batch arm
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2014, 02:57:30 PM »
Yes, for a home mixer, if you can find one used, the Verona, Magic Mill, DLX, Electrolux, Assistent,  Ankarsrum ( it had a number of names ) is great.  It can handle the smallest amount of dough, up to large amounts, and it doesn't care whether your hydration is in the 50's or above 90, has no gears, just a belt and electronic control, and has a timer with shutoff, you couldn't ask for more for kneading dough.  I have not yet found something it can't knead.

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Re: Bosch small batch arm
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2014, 08:54:46 PM »
Very interesting kneader65. Hope to read some good reports because my Bosch could use this.