Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bosch or Kitchen Aid....Please advise

Dearest Readers,

I would like your opinion with regards to bread dough mixing using either a Bosch mixer or a Kitchen Aid mixer.  My old mixer is on its last legs and I want to be pro-active with a replacement.  Any thoughts?

I have decided to sell my Snoopy PE embroidery machine as a means of paying for this upgraded mixer. It is like new and includes two additional embroidery cards as well as the built-in stitches/designs and all the accessories. If you are interested you can e-mail me at: princod(AT)gmail(DOT)com and I will give you the particulars. It might make a nice Christmas gift for someone....

I will resume my Victorian Home Tour on Monday and I hope you will stop by for a visit.

Yours kindredly


Raquel said...

Shan: My mom has a Bosch and I have a KitchenAid. They are both very good machines. The advantage I see to the Kitchenaid is the bowl. The bowl for the Bosch is shaped like a ring and it is harder to scrape out. Pricewise, I think they are about the same. Her Bosch came with a blender and mixer combo, which I don't think you can get a blender with the KitchenAid. Hope this helps!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I absolutely love my Kitchen Aid mixer. Since I do a lot of baking as well as making bread, I think it works best for both (I have the largest Kitchen Aid, well worth the extra money).

Now, people I know who mainly use the Bosch for making bread do love it and felt it did a better job at making large recipes for bread. I'd say the Kitchen Aid is best for two loaves at a time.

My daughter was making this decisions a few years ago and borrowed a friend's Bosch. She said it made great bread but she didn't care for the way it worked with her recipes for other baked goods and that was her priority.

Kimberly said...

Oh boy. I should probably be embarrassed to say this, but I have both. I used a 1948 Hamilton Beach Mixer for a decade, until I wrapped my fingers through the beaters making banana bread once. Not recommended. This necessitated the purchase of a new mixer.

Sweetheart researched it and bought me a Bosch as a surprise. I have used my Bosch for probably 7-8 years now and love it. I would say that for bread--it is the best. I used it for everything, until Sweetheart came home with a used Kitchen Aid a few months ago that he bought for $30.

I tried making bread in in once. I think my batches (3 or 4 loaves) are just too much for it. I had such a mess. The engine could handle it, but the bowl was too small.

Now, I use the Bosch for all my breads and the KA for everything else. Part of it is just this house and how (poorly) the kitchen is laid out. If I could have the Bosch easier to use I am sure I would use it more. The other part is that the KA is much easier to clean and so I gravitate towards it for quick daily baking. The Bosch is on my washer, next to my Nutrimill and so I usually just use it for bread baking once a week. Man, we eat a lot of bread.

Anonymous said...

bosch gets my vote. :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shan,
I had a Kitchen Aid. It was way too heavy and big for me. So before we moved I sold it. This past month I bought a Bosch. I just love it. I posted pictures on my blog of it. I got the blender to go with it. I am one happy baker now.