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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2022, 01:20:37 PM »
Iím ordered a Vevor spiral on the cheap; itíll be here around Tuesday. 7.3 qt mixing bowl, 80lbs, .25kg minimum flour, $475 new.

New or used? Thatís pretty impressive
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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2022, 07:03:43 PM »
Where did you order that from?
Over the last week, I've seen them on eBay, Amazon and Vevor's site. I used a coupon code on their site for that price but I would really feel more comfortable getting it from Amazon, they retail for 585 but they do have a like new one for 505 with a 30 day return. I'm a bit nervous about the company but the unit has good reviews and I can likely fix any problems I run into, I already have a couple modifications in mind. I'll report back to this forum with a review and video.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2022, 07:05:27 PM »
New or used? Thatís pretty impressive

That's the new price, we'll see if it's impressive, lol.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2022, 07:13:35 PM »
You can't beat that price for a spiral! Rumble, something to consider when using this mixer is that its minimum speed is fast for a spiral of this size, so your mixes are going to be short.  I don't think you will need anything but the slowest speed unless your doing really high hydrations.  Two things you might want to try are to keep your doughs on the wetter side, and to employ an autolyse to allow the flour some time to hydrate before your final mixing.

It's a very basic unit, fixed head, one speed and nondetachable bowl. I can probably shove a triac ac motor speed module in there for a few bucks but lets see how it preforms. I'm sure I'll have a few question for you.
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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2022, 09:59:35 PM »
Over the last week, I've seen them on eBay, Amazon and Vevor's site. I used a coupon code on their site for that price but I would really feel more comfortable getting it from Amazon, they retail for 585 but they do have a like new one for 505 with a 30 day return. I'm a bit nervous about the company but the unit has good reviews and I can likely fix any problems I run into, I already have a couple modifications in mind. I'll report back to this forum with a review and video.

Looking forward to your review.  But please review it unmodded.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2022, 10:21:08 PM »
Looking forward to your review.  But please review it unmodded.

No worries, Iím hoping I donít need to mod it at all. Itís  a single speed mixer, it will likely not be a problem but  itíll takes me a few months anyway to determine whether or not to put a speed control in.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2022, 12:53:55 PM »
I have read a number of pro and cons on almost every spiral mixer. I am leaning towards Estella but the speed limitation is what is holding me back.  Thank you for any insights.  I've looked also at Sunmix but haven't heard much about them.

I was looking at the Sunmix 6 but decided I'm going for either a fork or diving arm mixer from Mecnosud, the small Mamy T7 or F7.
If you are mixing high hydration doughs the Sunmix Plus (I think) goes up to 300 RPM.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2022, 02:05:30 PM »
I was looking at the Sunmix 6 but decided I'm going for either a fork or diving arm mixer from Mecnosud, the small Mamy T7 or F7.
If you are mixing high hydration doughs the Sunmix Plus (I think) goes up to 300 RPM.

Is the Mamy available to buy in the USA?

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2022, 08:06:09 PM »
Is the Mamy available to buy in the USA?
There is no importer that I'm aware of but I found two Italian distributors who will ship it here. I haven't received the cost to ship it but I imagine it will be a hefty amount.
According to the specs it runs on 230V 50/60hz so I'm assuming I won't have any problems from the hertz standpoint.
I just have to decide which version I want.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2022, 08:41:00 PM »
Another option.... https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=71435.msg684105;topicseen#msg684105

Pay attention to RPM's on any small mixer.  They tend to often be too fast.  The one posted above is not.   I personally prefer forks to diving arms after consulting at places with diving arms that they had already purchased before they hired me, but they are both great, as is a good spiral. 

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2022, 12:53:17 PM »
Another option.... https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=71435.msg684105;topicseen#msg684105

Pay attention to RPM's on any small mixer.  They tend to often be too fast.  The one posted above is not.   I personally prefer forks to diving arms after consulting at places with diving arms that they had already purchased before they hired me, but they are both great, as is a good spiral.
Thanks Scott, that's good to know. I have been leaning towards the fork but didn't know Sunmix made one.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2022, 01:04:05 PM »
Thanks Scott, that's good to know. I have been leaning towards the fork but didn't know Sunmix made one.

I don't think that is available anymore.  I inquired about one last year and they said it was no longer available and that they didn't have any more parts.  I think the Mamy is the only one available for home use currently other than the Santos.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2022, 01:49:56 PM »
I don't think that is available anymore.  I inquired about one last year and they said it was no longer available and that they didn't have any more parts.  I think the Mamy is the only one available for home use currently other than the Santos.
Yeah I spoke a bit too soon.
I'm going to buy the Mamy provided the shipping isn't too exorbitant. I'm waiting on a shipping quote before proceeding.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2022, 03:21:34 PM »
let us know costs/rpm on mamy, thanks!

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2023, 09:29:40 AM »
Around the holiday I finally received a quote for shipping from one of the two companies who said they would sell and ship the F7 to me. The F7 costs 1900 Euro and shipping is 2000 + IVA. I suspect he didn't want to ship it, I would have paid $500 but that quote is more than the mixer.

I found a new SunMix fork mixer in the UK and contacted the guy, when he finally answered he said it won't work in the states because it's 220v. I replied it would work here but never heard back from him.

I have one more idea that I'm looking into: I'm considering a Moretti Forno Proven 400, if they will ship the mixer with the oven it might be a way of getting it here without the excessive shipping cost.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2023, 11:02:59 AM »
Have you looked at the Fiero group website?
They sell Pavesi ovens, Acunto ovens and also mixers. Might be something for you?

https://fierogroup.com/fork-mixer/

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2023, 10:30:07 AM »
Rumble,

have you used the mixer yet?  Curious about your thoughts on it.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2023, 05:12:55 PM »
Have you looked at the Fiero group website?
They sell Pavesi ovens, Acunto ovens and also mixers. Might be something for you?

https://fierogroup.com/fork-mixer/
I didn't see anything for the home in the mixer section.

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2023, 08:05:18 PM »
No worries, Iím hoping I donít need to mod it at all. Itís  a single speed mixer, it will likely not be a problem but  itíll takes me a few months anyway to determine whether or not to put a speed control in.

have you had any success with adding in a speed control on the Vevor?

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Re: Looking for Spiral Mixer Recommendations
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2023, 01:12:12 PM »
Rumble,

have you used the mixer yet?  Curious about your thoughts on it.
I also just purchased a vevor. I just did John Arenas NY pizza dough recipe and mixed very well. Its basic but does the job for me and bowl clean up was five minutes. For that style dough works great for me. cant beat the price and its powerful.

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