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Offline Elchimi

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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #140 on: September 18, 2021, 07:54:39 PM »
Not sure how you get the 10%, but it's $1890 now. Was around $1600.
Pizzagoods may give you 10% off. Totally worth it, exceptional machine built like a tank.

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« Reply #141 on: September 19, 2021, 05:27:24 PM »
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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #142 on: September 19, 2021, 08:04:39 PM »
Pizzagoods may give you 10% off. Totally worth it, exceptional machine built like a tank.
On what basis might they give it to me?  Are they on the forum?

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« Reply #143 on: September 19, 2021, 08:41:37 PM »
Yes he should be here. Id just email him or get on the phone with him and get a quote

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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #144 on: October 14, 2021, 08:32:00 AM »
I hate you guys!!!! (in the most loving and respectful way hahahahaha)

Looks like I'll be out of $1700 now while I was ok(ish) with my KA (except for weird noise when it mixes the doughs and sounds like it's gonna die on me)
I have to say this post peaked my interest to look into the spiral mixer closer.

Chau - this was some of the absolutely incredible testing that you performed. Hats off to you!!! So nice to see factual comparisons like this. Keep it up!!!

Question to you guys, is it a concern that Famag's head tilts and the bowl is removable from the reliability perspective? Everyone says that Sunmix is like a tank and I wonder if that's a part of it. Of course the convenience of removing the bowl is attractive for cleaning, dough removal etc. but only if this doesn't jeopardize the life span of the mixer. It is a significant investment...

Off mixer shopping...    :-D
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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #145 on: October 14, 2021, 09:31:22 AM »
I hate you guys!!!! (in the most loving and respectful way hahahahaha)

Looks like I'll be out of $1700 now while I was ok(ish) with my KA (except for weird noise when it mixes the doughs and sounds like it's gonna die on me)
I have to say this post peaked my interest to look into the spiral mixer closer.

Chau - this was some of the absolutely incredible testing that you performed. Hats off to you!!! So nice to see factual comparisons like this. Keep it up!!!

Question to you guys, is it a concern that Famag's head tilts and the bowl is removable from the reliability perspective? Everyone says that Sunmix is like a tank and I wonder if that's a part of it. Of course the convenience of removing the bowl is attractive for cleaning, dough removal etc. but only if this doesn't jeopardize the life span of the mixer. It is a significant investment...

Off mixer shopping...    :-D
There is a no tilt, fixed bowl version in the same size if you're concerned.

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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #146 on: October 14, 2021, 10:09:43 AM »
I've only had mine for 4-5months so I can't speak to it's longevity, but I expect this mixer may outlive me.   They are built solid, much more so and beefier than a standard kitchen Aid.   In using it 4x a week in the last 4-5 months, there has been about 4 times when I've opted to detach the bowl to wash in the sink.  During those times, I've been glad to have the option to do so.  The rest of the time I've cleaned it after each use with the bowl attached and the head tilted up and it's easy enough to do so.   If I was doing a lot of wet sticky doughs, I think I would lean towards having a detachable bowl.
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« Reply #147 on: October 14, 2021, 10:09:54 AM »
I have been using my famag quite a lot for many months and I have zero concern about the removable bowl being an issue down the road.  Seems to be built like a tank to me.    Its a very simple mechanism that allows the tilt and bowl removal.

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« Reply #148 on: October 14, 2021, 05:42:38 PM »
Thanks gents! I like the tilt and removable bowl type better... sounds like a non-issue.

Could you validate one thing for me please? I saw on Pleasant Hill Grain that the size of it is:

Dimensions: Arm Down (W x D x H)1   18.7" x 10.2" x 15.3"
Dimensions: Arm Up (W x D x H)1   20.2" x 10.2" x 26"

Looking at pictures (if you face the bowl) it seems that it's deeper and narrower rather than the 20" width the site provides... could you please let me know if it's wider or deeper? I have an available counter space that is WxDxH 17"x22"x23". I want to make sure it would fit there before trying to convince my better half why there will be a tank :)

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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #149 on: October 14, 2021, 08:56:22 PM »
Here are the measurements for the IM-5S
WDH arm down is 10"x20"x16"
WDH arm up 10x21x26.

It is both deeper and taller than it is wide.  It is 10" from side to side.

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #150 on: October 14, 2021, 08:57:53 PM »
Here are the measurements for the IM-5S
WDH arm down is 10"x20"x16"
WDH arm up 10x21x26.

It is both deeper and taller than it is wide.  It is 10" from side to side.

Hope that helps.


Thats what I thought. Thank you for confirmation.

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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #151 on: October 14, 2021, 09:01:55 PM »
That spot you have looks like a perfect fit.

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« Reply #152 on: October 15, 2021, 08:25:14 AM »
That spot you have looks like a perfect fit.

Thanks a bunch!!!

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« Reply #153 on: October 15, 2021, 08:32:00 AM »
I think we have Famag or Pleasant Hill watching this thread lol
The website specs got updated overnight:

Manufacturer Part Number   IM-5SHH
Brand   Famag
Width   Facing control panel, arm down: 18.7"
Depth   Facing control panel, w/bowl: 10.2"
Height   Arm down: 15.25" / Arm up: 26"

It now says "Facing control panel" :)

It is very helpful though...

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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #154 on: October 15, 2021, 09:52:54 AM »
Placed an order for the sparkle silver which is on back order but hey - no rush here... will probably take a month or two...  ;D

Thanks everyone and especially Chau for such an incredible writeup, review and comparison!!! I will continue to follow for tips and tricks...

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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #155 on: October 15, 2021, 11:35:20 AM »
How much is the Griletta nowadays?
You got the 10 speed?
Congrats on your purchase

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« Reply #156 on: October 15, 2021, 12:36:09 PM »
I still cannot decide between the Famag & Sunmix!  ???
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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #157 on: October 15, 2021, 01:08:09 PM »
How much is the Griletta nowadays?
You got the 10 speed?
Congrats on your purchase

Thank you. I got the IM-5S HH. 1629 shipped. Fixed bowl is significantly cheaper as well.

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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #158 on: October 15, 2021, 04:29:20 PM »
It's easy to clean out pizza dough, just a scotchbrite and some water and a towel.

A rich dough like brioche is a little more work but quickly done.

Best done before the dough dries on the spiral and bowl! :D
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Re: First impressions and review of the Famag IM-5S Spiral mixer
« Reply #159 on: October 15, 2021, 04:56:55 PM »
It's easy to clean out pizza dough, just a scotchbrite and some water and a towel.

A rich dough like brioche is a little more work but quickly done.

Best done before the dough dries on the spiral and bowl! :D

Im sure it is :)
Felt like the tilting bowl and HH is an upgrade worth it. Last thing I would want thinking down the road I wish I had it  8)

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