The Bosch Mixer: Better Design for Better Bread, Extreme Versatility
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Every Kitchen Equipment maker claims to have the best machine, and that can make the selection process difficult until you discover the Bosch Mixer. Because the claims made for Bosch mixers are backed by engineering realities the others can't match.
The Bosch Mixer has More Power: For starters, the Bosch Mixer has a 700 watt motor. Our biggest competitor (the sales-volume leader) calls their strongest model the "Professional." Its motor is only 525 watts. Universal's motor is more than 1.3X stronger than their best. Power to mix better and last longer.
The Bosch Mixer has a Stronger Transmission: Even more important than the motor is the transmission, which converts motor power into work. Our mass-marketing competitors build transmissions with inexpensive spur gears. The first shortcoming of spur gears is that they break under stress. Stress is a bowl full of bread dough or a triple batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Things you need your mixer to handle. Buyers tell us frequently that they're getting a Bosch Mixer now because their other mixer, often brand new, failed.
The Bosch Mixer is More Efficient: The second major problem with spur gears is that even before they break, they transmit torque poorly. Torque is the ability to exert power at low turning speed exactly what's required of a good mixer. The Universal's competition starts with a much smaller motor, then spends a big share of it on friction. Which is why many big mixers have surprisingly little oomph.
The Bosch Belt: Universal's transmission uses a belt drive design so strong that fewer than 1% have failed within twenty years. And that's twenty years of heavier work than most mixers ever see, because the Universal's reputation as a workhorse causes it to be purchased by a higher percentage of cooks who place high demands on their equipment. The belt drive of the Bosch Mixer also prevents motor failures from the heat that develops in the cramped gear enclosures of overhead drive machines, a major cause of "mixer meltdown" in other machines.
The Total Kitchen Center: The Bosch Mixer is a complete kitchen center -- the world's premier mixer, bread maker and blender in one outstanding machine. Available attachments extend its range of abilities to include food processing, grinding and more.
The Bosch Mixer: Better Gluten Development for Better Breads
Better Gluten Development: The Bosch Universal Mixer has achieved its dedicated following among bread lovers not only because it lasts, but also because it produces. It makes better bread, faster and easier, because no one else has the patented three-arm stainless steel BreadMaster dough hook design plus the strength to run it in up to 12 lbs. of tough dough. The BreadMaster 0hook vigorously incorporates oxygen as its unique design stretches and folds dough against itself, processing 100% of your dough every four rotations around the bowl. By comparison, other mixers merely stir the dough, never achieving the Bosch's level of gluten development. Proper gluten development produces light bread with great texture. Merely stirring the dough produces brick bread. Bread from the powerful Bosch Mixer needs to rise only once before baking, letting you make six loaves of fabulous fresh bread and have them out of the oven in just 90 minutes!
Mixing: Besides kneading dough, of course, you do want your mixer to mix, too and the Bosch Universal's mixing action is unexcelled. The bowl has a "tubular" bottom profile like a deep bundt cake form. Twin whips mount on top of the narrow center column, driven from below by a stainless steel drive shaft. The whips spin rapidly as they rotate, and the whip drive design allows the whips to "float" against the bottom of the bowl. The bowl's "bundt cake shape" bottom profile ensures that every bit of your ingredients get mixed. The Bosch Mixer's whipping action is so energetic it will make a cup and a half of meringue from a single egg white.
Access and Stability: The Bosch Universal's bottom-drive configuration gives you total access to the top of the bowl. It also provides great no-tip stability through a low center of gravity rather than by adding a ton of weight to the base weight you have to deal with every time you move the machine. One of our Bosch customers saw the light when her top-drive mixer fell off the counter and damaged not just her linoleum, but her subflooring too!
World-Class Blender: In addition to offering the finest bread kneading and mixing capabilities, your Bosch Universal Mixer also comes with an outstanding blender. Its 6-cup Lexan polycarbonate bowl is so strong it will snow ice cubes all day long. Chopping and pureeing are done to perfection at up to 13,000 RPM's. A built-in lid funnel lets you add liquid ingredients without stopping or removing the lid. The blender locks onto the Bosch mixer base, so it can't be bumped off during use.
The Bosch Mixer: Better Accessories for Greater Mixer Versatility
Optional Accessories: Further down this page you can see the wide range of optional equipment that demonstrates the axiom, "No One Does It All Like BOSCH!" From food processing to making pasta, the Bosch Universal gives you the tools to do the job right.
Quiet: Whether you're in the kitchen for an hour or a day, it's very nice to have quiet running machines, and the Bosch mixer runs at about half the sound level of competitive kitchen mixers, because the belt on the Bosch mixer naturally turns quietly compared to breakage-prone gears.
The Warranty is Proof: The Bosch mixer warranty backs up the claim that this is a better machine. The Bosch mixer motor and transmission are guaranteed for 3 full years! To get equal warranty coverage from the competition, you'd have to buy three of their mixers.
Bosch has produced over 240 technical and design innovations since the introduction of their first mixer in the 1950's. The fruits of this constant dedication to excellence show in today's superior Bosch Universal Mixer. Pleasant Hill Grain's low prices make it easy to put this mixer to work in your kitchen. Save money, time and labor while you enjoy creating foods brimming with fresh flavor and nutrition for yourself and your family, with the Universal model of Bosch mixer!