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Electrolux DLX
« on: January 09, 2004, 07:22:18 AM »
Electrolux DLX http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/electrolux_assistant_dlx.asp
This mixer gets a lot of good reviews.
20+ cup capacity


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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2004, 07:46:43 AM »
Ah yes! I've been trying to locate that mixer!

This mixer uses a totally different mechanism to knead dough. Instead of a dough hook that spins around, this mixer has a roller and scraper off to the side of the bowl which kneads the dough. I would think that the dough would get a more thorough mixing and kneading this way.

Has anyone tried this mixer?
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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2004, 08:53:52 AM »
I was watching some of the post on King Arthur’s Baking Circle forum.  Apparently it is one of their favorites.

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2004, 11:23:59 AM »
It looks like it would work very well and maybe even better then a kitchen aid style of mixer.

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2004, 01:12:18 PM »
The Magic Mill DLX 2000 by Electrolux
Outstanding Capacity, Performance & Value  

The Electrolux Magic Mill DLX Assistent has been a Swedish secret for over 50 years. An exceptionally strong dough mixer, the Electrolux DLX has an impeccable reputation for long term reliability and quality results whether you're mixing a cake, whipping a meringue, or baking ten loaves of fresh, light, scrumptious bread.

The Magic Mill DLX Assistent mixer creates smooth, silky, elastic dough quickly and easily with its unique roller and scraper design. This method effectively mimics kneading by hand, minus the time and effort. As the stainless bowl revolves, the deeply fluted roller of the Magic Mill DLX acts as your fingers, with the scraper mimicking the palm of your hand. The Magic Mill scraper folds the dough with a rhythmic motion while the roller provides a powerful massaging action. Dough comes out smooth and elastic, in large or small batches. Any speed from 40 to 140 RPM can be selected, and an electronic speed sensor automatically adjusts motor torque to the load. A timer is standard equipment, so the Magic Mill DLX will do its work while you do other tasks, stopping when you want it to. The control panel is angled for comfortable use, and the large, backlit timer and speed controls are attractive and easy to read.

The large 8 quart stainless steel bowl of the Magic Mill holds up to 28 cups of flour (7 lbs.), to make approximately 15 lbs. of bread dough (7-10 loaves). The efficient, high-torque 450 watt motor runs smoothly and quietly; coupled with an advanced transmission design, it providing ample power to mix and knead even the largest batch of heavy bread dough without straining. The Magic Mill was given its nickname, "The Workhorse Mixer" not by its manufacturer Electrolux, but by users who praise this powerful kitchen helper that's such a pleasure to use.

The Magic Mill's whisk beater bowl (the white bowl in illustration above) will create beautiful meringues, beating to to 18 egg whites (or as few as one) with excellent results. You can also cream butter, margarine and shortening with sugar to the creamiest texture for all your cookie needs. When white bowl is used, it is stationary (unlike the stainless bowl, which turns during use), and the whisks drive from below via a center column in the bowl (the white bowl is shaped something like a bunt cake.) This arrangement provides total access to the top of the Magic Mill bowl, with no overhead motor drive in the way. The beater bowl is sold separately by Magic Mill, but we include it with your mixer at no additional charge.

The Magic Mill DLX mixer measures 13.5"H x 10.5"W x 15.7"D, weighs only 19 lbs. with stainless bowl. It sits firmly on solid rubber feet, and will not walk on the countertop during use. It comes with a 3 year manufacturers warranty on the power unit, 1 year on other parts.

The biggest difference between dense, heavy baked goods and the delightfully textured products you want to enjoy is proper development of the gluten in the dough. The Magic Mill kitchen mixer is unexcelled in its ability to turn out fantastic dough. With the array of available accessories displayed below, it offers a myriad of exciting dimensions to your cooking experience. The Magic Mill DLX is a lifetime investment.
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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2004, 01:16:34 PM »
According to the two epinions.com reviews, it does indeed knead better than a KitchenAid.
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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2004, 01:45:01 PM »
The only real problem that I see, actually they’re two, is the huge capacity.  The other is the price, but I must say the price seems reasonable.
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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2004, 03:53:44 PM »
The only real problem that I see, actually they’re two, is the huge capacity.  The other is the price, but I must say the price seems reasonable.
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The huge capacity is a problem?  ???
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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2004, 04:00:26 PM »

The huge capacity is a problem?  ???

Yes, because sometimes they don't do small batches well.

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2004, 04:04:14 PM »
The only real problem that I see, actually they’re two, is the huge capacity.  The other is the price, but I must say the price seems reasonable.
 8)
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For its capacity, look, and workload it is price about right, but as the old saying goes it doesn't matter if it only cost a dime if all you've got is a nickel.

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2004, 04:08:39 PM »
I don't know that small batches are for sure a problem, but it I would think it would be a problem with performance.  Maybe we can find someone to email and ask.  I will try the breadcircle.

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2004, 04:12:11 PM »
I don't know that small batches are for sure a problem, but it I would think it would be a problem with performance.  Maybe we can find someone to email and ask.  I will try the breadcircle.

Randy

Check out the two reviews on epinions.com (link is above)... I remember reading that small batches did not pose a problem.
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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2004, 07:07:43 PM »
I have the DLX and have made small batches with no problem.  I replaced a 5 qt. KitchenAid and can't believe the difference.  The DLX just keeps on working with no straining, even on large batches.  I use the roller/scraper for small bread batches and the dough hook for large bread batches.

You'll never believe this, but I paid only $99.99 for mine when they went on sale at Building 19 in Boston.  Mine is the MagicMill, which they were closing out because of the name change to Electolux.  I called my sister who lives there and she bought six for me, herself and friends.  What a deal, huh?

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2004, 07:39:45 PM »
Nancy thanks for the first hand information but I must admit that my wallet is jealous to say the least.   ;D

Did you find that the roller did better job of kneading than the dough hook?

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2004, 09:12:12 AM »
Thanks Nancy.

I'm really wanting one, but for right now I only have a nickel  :'(

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2004, 10:18:40 AM »
Randy,

I have only used the roller for pizza dough, as my recipe for pizza dough only calls for 4 1/2 cups flour and I usually only make a single batch.  I generally use the dough hook for my large bread batches.  I have a honey wheat recipe that calls for 12 cups of whole wheat and white flours.  The dough hook works great for that.

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2004, 12:51:22 PM »
Nancy, feel free to post your pizza recipe.  We are always looking for another point of view.

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Re:Electrolux DLX
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2005, 06:33:38 AM »
The Magic Mill DLX 2000 by Electrolux
Outstanding Capacity, Performance & Value  

The Electrolux Magic Mill DLX Assistent has been a Swedish secret for over 50 years.


Well, for the purist, this is not true.... actually, it was a Danish factory founded in 1930, who invented the machine. One has been trustfully working in my parents home since the mid fifties, and is still as good as new.

Please have a look here: http://www.ballerupegnsmuseum.dk/forsideomtale/Ballerup%20Mixer.htm

For a picture of an original brochure.

Swedish Electrolux took over the Danish company in the late seventies.

Just for the record

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