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Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« on: August 22, 2015, 05:02:19 PM »
So I might have gone just a tad overboard, but got this "little guy" yesterday.  Very glad the next size up was a custom order...  as this one is an absolute beast.  Made a ~4kg (12 dough ball)  batch last night and it's proofing as we speak.  While I knew it would be big and heavy, I failed to measure well and presumed it would be a little more "portable" than it is/was.  Hit up Costco for the cart this morning to fix that.  Lucked out and the cart fits (just barely) into the coat closet just around the corner.

Will post info on performance and overall "mileage" as I get to use it more.  Got it for pizza dough (of course) as well as bread since we make a good bit of sourdough too.
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 09:56:25 PM »
Very nice looking.  I see you got the IM8 with the 7 quart bowl, right?   Let us know how it works. 

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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 10:09:05 PM »
I like your ballast.  :)
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 09:51:52 AM »

Very nice looking.  I see you got the IM8 with the 7 quart bowl, right?   Let us know how it works.

Correct, this is the IM8. I was originally after the 12, but it wasn't something that is a stock item.  Glad fate took me this route. The 8 is more than big enough for my use case... I was focused more on the bowl size in comparison to my previous mixer rather than whether it would be applicable for smaller batches of dough.  ...or where I'd store it
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2015, 09:53:38 AM »

I like your ballast.  :)

Funny you mention it as ballast. That was not planned initially, but turned out to absolutely the intended purpose and just happens to be very convenient too!
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2015, 11:11:10 AM »
Looks great! Any idea on the minimum dough weight?
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2015, 11:20:35 AM »
A quality spiral mixer will work down to 5% of capacity -- it should be good from 400g -8kg.
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 11:40:24 PM »
Cngrats on another toy worthy of adding to you list no ? Curious where you purchased this baby as I sell those beauties also enjoy !!
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2015, 07:32:56 AM »
A quality spiral mixer will work down to 5% of capacity -- it should be good from 400g -8kg.

I'll put that to the test. That would be outstanding if it does a 2 dough ball batch as well as it did the first 4kg batch I made in it last Friday when I got it. I used half of those last night and the crumb was amazing.
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2015, 07:42:57 AM »

Cngrats on another toy worthy of adding to you list no ? Curious where you purchased this baby as I sell those beauties also enjoy !!

I ordered from woodfiredovenbaker.com but purely because I was there already checking the specs of their ovens when I was still shopping ovens and saw the mixers too.  I should have asked here first.
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2015, 11:15:32 PM »
Great I work with Ellie at Wood fired oven baker so nice choice :)! enjoy
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 11:41:43 AM »
do you use this for neapolitan dough? does it work well for high hydration dough >80%?


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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2016, 11:50:23 AM »

do you use this for neapolitan dough? does it work well for high hydration dough >80%?

Yes and yes. Very easy to use even for small batches.
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Re: Mecnosud Spiral Mixer
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2016, 12:10:22 PM »
Yes and yes. Very easy to use even for small batches.
thank you. i'm looking to purchase one slightly larger, mainly for ny style and bonci style dough, but i've read on here that most use a fork mixer for np because it doesnt heat the dough up too much.

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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2016, 12:13:01 PM »

thank you. i'm looking to purchase one slightly larger, mainly for ny style and bonci style dough, but i've read on here that most use a fork mixer for np because it doesnt heat the dough up too much.

I'd be interested in what type of mixer they are using if they have dough heating issues... This one is low enough RPM I can't see it adding heat to the dough through mechanical means.
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