on 28 October 2013
We bought this direct from Bosch for our new mum 5 series mixer as, unlike the nearly identical and considerably cheaper version for the mum 4 machines, this isn't available on Amazon or anywhere else in the UK we could find.
It came packed with sales material about various Bosch cleaning products and some free kettle cleaner. The instructions were the usual multi-lingual pictorial efforts but were still quite easy to follow. It does it's job well, fitting firmly and easily to the mixer and soon got through the slices of bacon we used to try it out on.It has a built in, easily replaceable " shear-pin" type gadget in the drive mechanism that snaps if it jams.
It breaks down easily for cleaning and though it has the usual pockets where the food hides in till you dismantle everything, it's relatively easy to clean manually. This is probably a good idea as though it is nominally dish washer proof, the bright finish soon tarnished to the lead-like appearance of something out of the bottom of a car boot rummage box.
It comes with one all purpose cutter disc. If you want the fine and coarse versions, they're as rocking-horse and expensive as the mincer. The other gadgets that may be seen for it in the Bosch catalogue are also pretty dear, perhaps as everything seems to have to come from Germany one bit at a time.The mum5 mixer seems pretty popular on the continent, with no end of demos on line. We can't see why it's not very well supported here.(Although we must add it's fairly easy to identify and order spares for most Bosch gear if you're a home repair type)
With little change out of eighty quid, and a couple of hundred or so to go if you want the rest of the toys, it's not a cheap buy, but look up the cost of competing quality makes like Kenwood and it doesn't look so bad.