Do not let its compact size fool you. The Bosch Compact Mixer is very powerful and is designed for heavy loads. It has a 400 watt motor, a sturdy 4–quart mixing bowl and can knead up to 6 pounds* of dough – about 2–3 loaves of bread depending on the size. Not bad for a "baby"! The nonslip feet hold the unit in place on the countertop and serve to minimize noise and vibration. Its other features are:
Comes with 3 mixing attachments:
Beating Whisk: Perfect for whipping up those items that need to be light and airy such as whipped cream or egg whites. We loved it for making this Almond Crunch & Chocolate Confetti Chiffon Cake – whipped up the egg whites in no time.
Stirring Whisk: This is used for cake mixes and light doughs. We like this recipe for Lemon Bonbon Cookies.
Dough Hook: For kneading yeast doughs - such as bread and pizza - and to mix heavy cookies, pastry doughs, and also when adding nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, hard butter, etc. to batters. Great for mixing up a batch of Whole Wheat Pizza Dough.
Anti-Splash Cover: Made of heavy-duty see-through clear plastic, it is recommended that the lid be in place when operating the mixer. It has a pour-spout in the front that allows the addition of ingredients while the mixer is in use. It also serves to prevent the escape of flour-dust at the beginning of the stirring and kneading process.
Four speeds, one year full warrantly and parts are dishwasher safe
With the many available attachments - such as a compact blender, food processor, slicer/shredder, juicer - it can be your all-in-one appliance. We do not have any of the attachments but we do have the Bosch Compact Mixer and it is a jewel. If you are short on space, don't want to do "heavy lifting" of those big mixers, need a second mixer that is reliable, powerful, durable, easy to use, need a mixer for Passover, or just want to purchase a really great mixer, consider a "Baby" Bosch – give it a good home.
Watch the following demo on the Bosch Compact Mixer
*An interesting item to share regarding, on the average, how many pounds of bread dough are produced from a 5-pound bag of all-purpose flour:
From the award winning cookbook, A Blessing of Bread by Maggie Glezer: Her recipe, My Challah (pages 94 - 96), when made with five pounds of flour makes nine 1–pound (450 grams) or six 1 1/2 pound (680 grams) challahs.