Yes, The Bosch Mixer Can Make
9 Loaves of Whole Wheat Bread
The new Bosch Universal Plus mixer has all kinds of new improvements, from a more convenient design to boosting the power and durability of the transmission and motor. Along with those improvements, its mixing capacity has gone up substantially. The old Bosch Universal mixer was able to mix enough dough to make about 6 loaves of whole wheat bread. The new Bosch Universal Plus mixer now can make 9 loaves of bread, about 15 pounds or more of 100% whole wheat bread dough.
We decided to put the power and capacity of the new Bosch Universal Plus mixer to the test (see videos below). We mixed almost 17 pounds (almost 2 more pounds than it is rated for) of bread dough in the Bosch mixer all at once, this made 9 large loaves of whole wheat bread. It is incredible that a kitchen mixer can handle this much of a load so well and without straining the motor that much; kind of makes the Kitchen Aid Pro 600 seem a little bit wimpy. It was quite easy to add the ingredients and to keep the dough contained while it was mixing. The bread dough kneaded very well and the bread tasted great.
Now I am sure that none of you will need to make 9 large loaves of bread all at once, but that was not the point of our test. The point is to show you the power and ability of the new Bosch Universal Plus mixer so you know you won't have to worry about how heavy of a load you are putting in your new Bosch mixer.
Overloading a kitchen mixer's motor and transmission is something many people have to worry about when using some of the other brands of mixers out there, like Kitchen Aid, but when you have the new Bosch mixer you don't have to any more. You can buy and use the Bosch Universal Plus mixer with confidence that it will stand up to the load you put into it and it will last for a super long time, you might even hand it down to you kids.
How Does The Bosch Mixer Compare To Other Mixers?
- The Kitchenaid Pro 600 Mixer ($400) is rated for 14 cups of all-purpose flour but the manual says to only use 8 cups of 100% whole wheat flour, which makes about 2-3 loaves of whole wheat bread.
- The Electrolux DLX Mixer ($600) can make about 9 loaves of whole wheat bread but it comes with a price.
- The New Bosch Universal Plus Mixer ($400) can make about 9 loaves of whole wheat bread. You get all the power for hundreds of dollars less.
Videos From Our Bosch Test
Want To Make 9 Loaves Of Bread?
Big Johns 100% Whole Wheat Bread Recipe (makes 9 loaves)
- 10 ½ cups of Warm Water
- 1 ½ cups of Canola Oil
- 1 ½ cups of Honey
- 20 to 21 cups of Whole Wheat Flour
- 6 Â½ tbl of SAF Instant Yeast
- 4 tbl of Salt
- 6 tbl Dough Enhancer
- 6 tbl Vital Wheat Gluten
Add water, oil, yeast, honey, salt, vital gluten, and dough enhancer to Bosch Mixer bowl. Mix well on low speed.
Add about 8 cups of whole wheat flour to bowl to start. After it has mixed, slowly add more whole wheat flour (approx 12 cups or more) until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl and pulls from the bottom of the mixing bowl. The dough should be sticky at this time.
Allow the mixer to knead the dough on speed 2-3 for 7-8 minutes to develop the gluten as needed.
Slightly oil hands and counter and turn the dough out on the counter. Divide into 9 equal balls of dough. Shape loaves and place into well greased or sprayed (with Pam) pans. Cover with cloth and let rise until doubled.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the inside temperature of the bread reaches 180 degrees (use an Instant Read Thermometer).
Let loaves cool out of the pans or slice bread and enjoy it hot with butter and honey.