For the price...this is great! Tons of accessories I couldn't find elsewhere. I was hesitant to go from kitchen aid to Bosch, but I will never go back!
My 10 year old Kitchen Aid finally died while I was mixing some pizza dough; after much research, I decided to go with this machine. I have had the Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Machine for over 2 years now, and I absolutely LOVE it! We are a family of 6, and when I say I have used it at least 2 times a week for the past 2 years, I am not exaggerating! We make a lot of pizza dough, bread dough, cookies, and my family's favorite - mashed potatoes! This machine can easily mix 2 double-batches of bread dough at a time. I love the different beaters, and even bought the cookie paddles. I have never been disappointed in the quality of the doughs made by this mixer. It is low enough that you can keep it out on your counter, or store it in a cabinet. You will NOT be disappointed with this machine!!
Ordered the Shamrock professional stand mixer as a back-up to my Artisan Kitchen Aid. Mixer lags to start but does ok after it begins mixing. Like the very large bowl but the attachments appear to be not as sturdy as my KA and the paddle chipped on first handwashing. This is ok as a backup but I wouldn't depend on it.
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