Last week we talked about the basics of the Bosch Universal mixer, and why it is AMAZING (and why I like it better than kitchen aid) this week we’re talking the bowl- including the whisks, dough hook, and other accessories.
This week I want to focus on the BOWL! First off it’s HUGE! It’s a 6 quart mixing bowl, that holds 20 Cups of flour and makes 6+ loafs of bread at once. ROCKSTAR! Don’t forget it’s dishwasher safe, seriously a great bowl. They also have a stainless steel bowl. I wish I had it for when I work with royal icing. But other than that I’ve never had a need for it.
And the double lid, aka the splash ring and cover. I love this feature, you can put the mixer on 1 and add powder/liquid without having it poof/splash everywhere. Then cover it fully to beat on higher speeds, keep the batter moist, etc… I like that it FULLY covers so I don’t have to wait until it’s all incorporated to beat it on high.
Now the attachments. The machine comes with the dough hook and whisks. You can also get cookie paddles, batter whips and bowl scraper! I love love LOVE my cookie paddles, I use them more than the rest.
Let’s break it down: The dough hook I use this for all thick dough’s, like breads, bagels, donuts and thick cookie dough’s! Yeast based dough’s usually. And you know that trick on Pinterest where you shred the boiled chicken? Yup this hook works great for that (just while they are still warm). It also is strong enough to break up brown sugar chunks! click here for recipes I use my dough hook on
Cookie Paddles These are great for that in between, in between whisks and beaters. It’s perfect for creaming butter and cream cheese. You want to make sure you have a metal whisk holder to use with the paddles. It’s stronger and handles the thicker dough’s better than the plastic whisk holders.
I use cookie paddles for all my frosting’s too. I don’t want air bubbles when I’m frosting and pipping and the whisks beat in air, while the paddles don’t! I also use the paddles to fold in egg whites and whipped cream into batters, on pulse. click here for recipes I use my cookie paddles for
Batter Whips These are similar to the whisks but with less… whisks… and they work GREAT for pastries! I use them to cut butter, so tart crusts, pie crusts, etc… Any recipe that calls for a pastry cutter? you can use these instead. Just DON’T overdo it, it’s easy to go from pea size pieces to smooth batter, then your crust is ruined. These also work great for when my frostings need MORE than the cookie paddles for smoothness, but don’t want a lot of air beat in. recipes when I use my whips
Bowl Scrapper this attaches on TOP of the whisk holder, and it’s so cool. I wasn’t sure if it would work, or be an annoyance, but it works great. Keeps the center post and sides clean and the batter/dough from creeping up the center and the sides re mixing. No more stopping to scrap all the time.
I have EVERY single one of these and they ALL fit into my bowl so they don’t take up a ton of room. Now since I use mine a few times daily I actually have small cupboard for my bosch accessories, but they CAN all fit if you need them too!
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I bought my own bosch universal mixer years ago, and I’m sharing it because I love the machine. Bosch did send me a new machine to try out, with no expectation to write about it. I am not being compensated for this review. but I am an affiliate and if you click over and buy something I do make some money, just FYI
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