Bosch Universal Plus Mixer
My review of the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer, plus the basic package accessories that are included with your purchase.
I provide a more comprehensive explanation of the other (many) accessories and packages that can be purchased for the Universal Plus in additional reviews at this site! Shop here for all offerings on this site.
Using the recipes provided by Bosch via their website, I’ve personally tested the motor and the included accessories to get the most well-rounded experience with the products. Please note that I do not receive this product or any others in exchange for this article, I do get a commission for readers clicking the buy now links which helps to differ the cost of hosting this blog and I sincerely hope this article site helps you with your search for Bosch Universal Plus Mixer products.
Quality and Value
If you are looking at quality and value, look no further! I can't say enough how much I enjoy this new mixer. Bosch mixers are the superlative mixer for your kitchen.
We had the other brand mixer for many years and after countless whole wheat loaves and cookies, it died. I really wasn't sure when I was doing my research, as so many just love the Kitchen Aid, however as I age the Kitchen Aid is just too heavy for me.
We replaced it with this new Bosch model and I have to say I'm impressed. Though more streamlined with a smaller footprint, none of the Bosch quality has not been compromised. I wanted a compact unit that was easy to change, remove bowls and just use.
I love this machine. It is considerably quieter than my previous blender, but the power is amazing. I can mix up a large batch of dough in less time than before, and the dough comes out perfect. You might find that you need to modify your recipes slightly in terms of kneading or mixing time, because the machine is more efficient than the competition. The dough hook and the mixing paddles that come with it do a great job with thinner batters. Highly recommended.
The Bosch Universal reputation of quality began in 1952. Known for performance and exceptional reliability, Bosch takes food preparation to a whole new level. The Bosch kitchen mixer is uniquely designed with its motor below the bowl and out of the way, making it more compact, lightweight, weighing less than half what its competitors do, and easier for you to add ingredients and see inside the bowl as you're mixing.
Dual wire whips spin independently as they rotate around the bowl, creating triple whipping action and allowing you to whip as little as one egg white into over a cup of meringue. Wire whips are designed to aerate light or pourable mixtures and batters, mash cooked potatoes, or shred hot, cooked meats in seconds.
Heavy-duty dough hook
The heavy-duty dough hook is designed to mimic the motions of hand kneading to stretch, tuck, and fold the dough for maximum gluten development, kneading 100% of the dough every 4 rotations around the bowl. Knead as little as one loaf of bread (3 cups flour) or up to 14 1-pound loaves, with either white or whole grain flour. The powerful belt-driven transmission delivers adequate torque to knead light or heavy loads without overheating or bogging down. The dough hook can also mix up to 34 dozen cookies in a single batch.
Four suction feet on the base grip the mixer to your counter and provide optimum stability. Choose from 4 speeds with pulse. Convenient cord storage. 6.5-quart bowl locks in place and has a removable drive shaft for easy cleaning. Bowl, lid, pouring shield, and wire whips are dishwasher safe; dough hook is hand-wash only. Many optional accessories and attachments are available to purchase separately for increased functionality, such as a blender, meat grinder, citrus juicer, cookie paddles, cake paddles, bowl scraper attachment, food processor, slicer/shredder, pasta maker, and more.