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bernerdog 11-11-2009 05:12 AM

Bosch,Viking or Cuisinart Mixer?
I am about done with my decade+ old Kitchen Aid (and can`t add to the complaints because it served me well and is just worn-out) but decided after reading CanuckJim`s rant/review that I was going in a different direction this time. I have a 36" WFO and a 36" 6 burner Viking range and do a fair amount of bread and, along with my spouse, lots of other cooking but the mixer comes out almost exclusively for bread. I`ve narrowed it down to these choices and would like to hear from those with hands-on experience. Seems unlikely that anyone would have used any two of these but a comparative critique would be a great help. what do folks think? John

ERASMO 11-11-2009 07:17 AM

Re: Bosch,Viking or Cuisinart Mixer?
For dough I love my bosch universal mixer. The thing does a great job!
It may not look like it is kneading but it is.
The speed looks fast but it is fine. Does not overheat dough.

jmhepworth 11-11-2009 11:45 AM

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We have both a Bosch and a Kitchen Aid (actually, the KA is mine and the Bosch is my wife's). She routinely does four loves of bread the the Bosch and it hardly wimpers. The only complaint she has is that the bowl underside is hard to clean, but we understand they changed that.

bernerdog 11-11-2009 04:07 PM

Re: Bosch,Viking or Cuisinart Mixer?
Thanks! Anyone able to weigh in on the Viking or Cuisinart?

RTflorida 11-11-2009 04:17 PM

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Love my Bosch, I'm not a baker so the the only dough we have done is pizza, the largest batch being 1500 grams of flour. The bowel was full, but the mixer just plows right through it. I serious think you could mix concrete in this thing. The attachements (although very pricey) work perfectly, I especially like the meat grinder.....still trying to get a handle on the sausage making process.
It may have a limited number of speeds, but the torque is amazing. Seldom will you find yourself cranking up the speed because the motor is bogging down.


C5dad 01-23-2011 08:09 AM

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I have both a Bosch and KA. The Bosch walked off the counter whist my son was using it and not paying attention - no more bowl.

Each has advantages and disadvantages. I found cleaning the Bosch a pain and had issues with flour shooting out the lid - not to mention popping the lid every now and then when making dough.

The KA is loud due to metallic gearing.

Both suffer from not doing well with small recipes, though the KA has a blade attachment which will scrape the bowl.

SCChris 01-23-2011 11:36 AM

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I started with Kitchen Aid and now do all of my dough by hand. It's surprisingly quick easy and easy. With 1 to 3 days of time in the fridge the dough isn't any different IMO than if I used the KA. I rough mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon, autolayse the batch for 10-20 minutes, stretch and fold it all 4 times at 10 minute intervals, and put it away in the fridge. On the morning of using the dough, I portion into ziplock covered bowls about 200g to 240g each ball and back they go into the fridge until about 30 to 60 minutes before use. I use Caputo pizza flour and was able to get a 25Kg bag at a great price from a local pizza place.


PS I started doing the dough by hand because the volume I needed exceded the Kitchen Aid's capacity. Additional benifits include being able to feel the dough and not having to clean the KA..

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