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KitchenAid Stand Mixers vs Bosch Mixers?

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By happycat on Fri, 08-26-05, 18:26

I wasn't sure where to post this, but this forum seemed most appropriate.

I've been wanting to buy a heavy duty mixer for a while now (since by necessity I am forced to do more baking now), and have been up until this point mostly thinking about a KitchenAid stand mixer. Yesterday, while out shopping, however, I came across a store that stocked Bosch mixers, which I had never seen or heard of before. They are similarily priced to the KitchenAid mixers but seem more "industrial" for lack of a better word (ie. more power, heaver looking dough hook etc.).

I'm wondering if anyone out there has used one of these, and how it compares to a KitchenAid mixer?

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By becca on Fri, 08-26-05, 18:52

I have not heard of those, but did splurge on a Kitchen Aid for the same reasons you cited. I love it, especailly cookie dough. I was getting carpal tunnel and arthritis in my hands(well, I assume, they hurt at times) and what a godsend not to have to mix in that last flour by hand! And the chips!

I cannot imagine needing anything more, and I would consider how easy it would be to service a less common machine. Though I have not needed any service on mine in the two(maybe 3) years I have owned it.

My only complaint is the weight and size. It has to stay out in my kitchen and I do move it to the island to use it most of the time. Those suckers are heavy!

I do still use a hand mixer for smaller jobs. Just easier sometimes. becca

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By pgrubbs on Fri, 08-26-05, 19:36

I love my kitchenaid!

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By d's mom on Fri, 08-26-05, 19:57

Wilton has a website with a discussion forum. If I wanted to know the difference, I would pose the question to these "serious bakers" (not unlike us).

[url="http://www.wilton.com"]http://www.wilton.com[/url]

You'll need to sign up to participate in the discussion forum but I **think** you can do a search without have to sign up.

If you do post a question, they take longer to respond because everything is reviewed first.

It's a great site for bakers

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By Joanne on Fri, 08-26-05, 20:22

Don't know anything about the Bosch mixers, but I can tell you that I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and only regret that I didn't get one sooner. It's very sturdy and does a great job. It's so much better than a hand mixer that you won't believe it.

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By Peg541 on Fri, 08-26-05, 20:51

I love my Kitchenaide. Peg

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By ryan's mom on Sat, 08-27-05, 12:11

Ditto with the KitchenAid. Those have been around forever, seem to last forever, and I sure do love all the attachments I bought to go with it. I use the meat grinder and shredder all the time.

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By rebekahc on Sat, 08-27-05, 14:05

I have a Kitchen Aid and love it. As far as Bosch - I don't know about their mixers, but their diswashers are supposed to be great. My mom bought the Bosch dishwasher and has had nothing but trouble with it.

Rebekah

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By happycat on Sat, 08-27-05, 21:46

Thanks for the replies! I'm not surprised that no-one has used one (as I said, I'd never even heard of them).

I did some searching on the web last night, and although there was little information most comments were favourable (and d's mom, thanks for the link - there was some feedback on there about the mixers, but like here, most people used KitchenAid mixers.)

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By meleldredge on Sun, 08-28-05, 02:46

Hi Happycat,

I have both a Kitchen-Aid Professional 6 and a Bosch universal machine.. I love them both and could not live my life with out either of them.. I have 5 kids and make everything from scratch..

I use my Bosch for bread making because It makes 4 loafs of bread dough at once. I also use my Bosch for making Cake, Cookies ,Whipping cream, Ect.. and it does a great job..

The Kitchen -Aid professional 6 Qt motor has a 575 watt VS the Bosch Universal Machine has a 700 watt..

I don't know if you have seen the Viking stand mixer.. They have a 5 Qt and a 7 Qt.. The 5 Qt has a 800 watt motor and the 7 Qt has a 1,000 watt motor.. I have seen them at most kitchen stores and on [url="http://www.cooking.com"]www.cooking.com[/url] they are beautiful and am considering getting one..

I think what ever you decide you will be very happy with.. like I said I have both and love them, I use them both everyday and could not live with out either one..

If there is anything else I can help with please let me know..

Happy Baking/Cooking!!!!

Melissa/ Meleldredge

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By happycat on Mon, 08-29-05, 00:35

Thanks for the info Melissa.

I've never heard of the Viking mixers before either but that link you provided for me has got me interested...

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By Csquared on Wed, 12-13-06, 22:08

Quote:Originally posted by happycat:
[b]I wasn't sure where to post this, but this forum seemed most appropriate.

I've been wanting to buy a heavy duty mixer for a while now (since by necessity I am forced to do more baking now), and have been up until this point mostly thinking about a KitchenAid stand mixer. Yesterday, while out shopping, however, I came across a store that stocked Bosch mixers, which I had never seen or heard of before. They are similarily priced to the KitchenAid mixers but seem more "industrial" for lack of a better word (ie. more power, heaver looking dough hook etc.).

I'm wondering if anyone out there has used one of these, and how it compares to a KitchenAid mixer?[/b]

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By Csquared on Wed, 12-13-06, 22:55

I wish I had ssen this post earlier! I love Bosch! I grew up with one in the house...it is my mothers...but I love to bake and have always used this mixer! It's probably 20+ years old and still works great! I wish I could have one now, but apartments are just too small and don't have enough storage.

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By HJK on Thu, 12-14-06, 01:07

I love my Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer too! I just started using mine for cookie dough and wonder what I ever did without it. I now actually look forward to baking. So simple...

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By momll70 on Thu, 12-14-06, 16:13

I love Kitchen Aid. I have a Kitchen Aid hand mixer and I love it. My MIL has the stand mixer and it is great.

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By NoPeanutsPlease.com on Mon, 03-12-07, 06:56

KitchenAid stand mixer is great. The hook attachment for pizza dough is a modern marvel =)

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By McCobbre on Fri, 03-16-07, 17:48

DeLonghi 7 quart, 980 watt motor. In a review of mixers in our newspaper (area chefs involved) that included both the Kitchen Aid and the Bosch, DeLonghi came out on top for several reasons: ease of use, something about egg whites (DH cooks, I don't--I just gave him this for Xmas 2005), sturdiness, the bread dough hooks, and other stuff. So that's what I gave DH after 17 years of marriage and an inadquate mixer. We always thought we'd go with a Kitchen Aid, but I knew after reading that article I'd never buy one, that DeLonghi would be our mixer brand.

[This message has been edited by McCobbre (edited March 16, 2007).]

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By saknjmom on Thu, 05-03-07, 14:36

I know i;m in the minority. I HATE MY KITCHENAID MIXER. HATE IT WITH A PASSION.
I feel that it is really a p.i.t.a. to try and add stuff with that big beater in the center and i feel like I'm constantly shutting it off lifing it up scraping the sides, the beater is always in my way. You can't scrape the side while its mixing very easily. I'm constantly scraping half the batter off the beater, then I'll think I'm done, pour out the mix and there is still dry stuff in the very bottom. I really get highly annoyed every time i use that stupid thing.

I had a kitchenaid or cuisinart mixer before this one and the bowl was wider and flat on the bottom. it sat on the stand, but the bowl turned rather than the way the beater goes in a pattern with the kitchen aid. Does that make sense? It was fantastic and just got old and worn out. I was so excited to buy the kitchen aid, but have never liked it.
I know the other one I had wasn't as powerful, but it lasted maybe 10 years and did a perfectly fine job for a batch of cookies, a cake, mashed potatoes etc. I don't make bread and don't care about the dough thingy.
Ok, now off to happier things. (could I be more negative toward my poor mixer?)lol

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By Donni on Thu, 05-03-07, 18:05

saknjmom...there's a way to adjust the relationship between the bowl & beater so you don't have "dry" stuff nor does the beater scrape the sides of the bowl too close.

Now...I don't know how to do this. DH did it for me after reading the instructions that came with the mixer. One slight problem--I have 3 bowls and they all would require a slight adjustment to be just right. So...I use one bowl all the time and use the others only if I need them (which happens all too frequently as I bake in volumes!).

Hope this helps...

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