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Offline JPHL

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advice on mixer
« on: June 10, 2013, 02:27:19 PM »
I'm pretty new to pizzamaking but have recently been making a couple pizzas a week.  I am thinking about asking my dad for a standing mixer for my birthday to make mixing and kneading somewhat easier but I know he'll only spend about $150 on me this year.  so what mixers would you recommend.  I am currently looking at this mixer http://www.cheapgoodsz.com/hamilton-beach-hamilton-beach-63221-food-mixer-p-5180.html.  would it be able to handle mixing and kneading pizza dough?


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Re: advice on mixer
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 03:12:34 PM »
JPHL, Welcome to the forum. Which mixer depends on how much dough you want to mix at a time. I really like my Bosch Compact, it is within your price range especially used, and will do at least 3 dough balls, I usually do one at a time but have done 3.
 
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Re: advice on mixer
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 03:16:35 PM »
I love my Bosch Compact. It's currently $199.99 at Amazon but its price fluctuates quite a bit. I picked one up for $148.98 last month.

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Re: advice on mixer
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 03:49:51 PM »
I normally make 2 large american style pizzas at a time but occasionally make 3.but would have no problem doing 2 then 1 as they are eaten separately one left for my parents and 2 taken to pizza party at uncles. And the oven only does one at a time anyways
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Re: advice on mixer
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 06:20:30 PM »
Another vote for the Bosch compact.  I think it is absolutely the best mixer in that price range out there. 

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Re: advice on mixer
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 06:23:43 PM »
amazon had a refurbished bosch compact for 139.99  the other day,  I don't see one now but possibly they would have them again if 199 is out of your price range

I ordered myself one and it should be here sometime this week ;D

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« Last Edit: June 10, 2013, 06:47:42 PM by mkevenson »
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Re: advice on mixer
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 07:38:07 PM »
and to be clear is this mum4405 the mixer everyone is recommending?  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006DORPU/?tag=pizzamaking-20

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Re: advice on mixer
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 07:49:52 PM »
and to be clear is this mum4405 the mixer everyone is recommending?  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006DORPU/?tag=pizzamaking-20


Yes. :)

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Re: advice on mixer
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 08:43:05 PM »
Just to pile on, the Bosch Compact is great for mixing small to medium amounts of dough - I listed my Bosch Universal ( not the Plus ) for sale because the Compact did such a better job.  I actually put them head to head last week on identical recipes, and the Compact got it done quicker,  though to be fair to the Universal - the dough was about 450 grams with flour, water, etc, and that is just too small for the Universal do handle very well.


 

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