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5.0 out of 5 stars Bish Bash Bosch!, 31 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Bosch MUM46A1 Food Mixer, 550W, 3.9 L - Anthracite/Silver (Kitchen & Home)
Took ages firstly deciding if I wanted a food mixer or food processor-decided food processor was more for chopping and i wanted to mostly bake. Next decision was Kitchen-Aid or Kenwood Chef-both excellent with great reviews but quite hefty both in weight and price. I wanted to be able to leave the mixer out on the work surface where I knew it would be used more if at hand rather than having to keep putting it away and getting it out of a cupboard when required. I then came across the Bosch Mum quite by chance and immediately was attracted to how different it looked and how it would take up no more space on my worktop than the chopping board I had in place all the time-and it wasnt too heavy. I am so glad I chose the Bosch Mum-have tried every accessory except the juicer. Made 3 christmas cakes and it was so nice not having to mix in the fruit and cherries by hand as just put the mixer on lowest setting and it stirs the fruit in without crushing them. Made so many different types of cup cakes and the icing sugar for the frosting doesnt fly around the kitchen because the cover is so effective. I made bread using a bread mix as I didnt know what to expect, and it made a great job using the kneading attachment so next time I will make bread myself instead of out of a packet as I am sure it will be very easy and cheaper than shop bought bread mixes. I even tried mashed potatoes just because I could-again, great results. Once I fathomed out how to use the attachment for slicing, I sliced all vegetables for soup straight into the pan with minimal waste and was impressed that I didnt even have to use the pusher as it grabbed the vegetables without any force. It is very quiet and this gives the impression that it may not be very powerful, but it has done everything I have asked of it, and I havent had to scrape down the bowl because it mixes every last bit. Washing is no problem and I store the mixing attachments in the bowl with the cover on ready to use and now find myself thinking-what can I make today......? I highly recommend the Bosch Mum food mixer and infact have persuaded my mum to buy one too as she has been trying everything I have made so far-just as well as I am in danger of putting on weight due to all the baking! In my opinion, this is great value for money, performs well and looks attractive on work surface when not in use and wouldnt hesitate buying this over the other more expensive and heavier food mixers.
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Initial post: 2 Nov 2011, 17:35:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Nov 2011, 17:35:34 GMT
Great review, really helpful. I agree about it using up the same space as a chopping board, my kitchen surfaces are much clearer with only this left out. had lovely garlicky potatoes in cream with onions last night all sliced in the machine, so quick and tidy. it is a little pocket wonder isn't it.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2011, 17:43:54 GMT
my daughter thinks ive gone mad cos im always telling her what im making (she lives away from home and wants to come back just to taste home made baking!). Yesterday i made whoopee pies-had 2 egg yolks left so made mayonnaise in he blender. Never attemted mayo before but it was really easy. I have put the whoopee pies in a gift box to give to my friend tonight as a little gift. I am well impressed with this mixer-a good all round mum-just as all mums are!

Posted on 25 Nov 2011, 07:19:36 GMT
R. W. Black says:
Very helpful review - thanks for taking the time to be so helpful! I hadn't even heard of this mixer - like you, I'm mid "Kitchen Aid or Kenwood" dilemma right now, but this well priced machine from a reputable btand has added a third contender... Decisions, decisions :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2011, 08:18:46 GMT
hi there. I think that if you just bake occasionally then this bosch mum is great and does the job its designed for. However if youre baking lots every day then kitchenaid would probably last longer, but bosch is guaranteed for 2 years, so no worries there-Bosch even rang me up to see if i was completely satisfied with it. Hope thats of help to you

Posted on 5 Jun 2012, 13:49:48 BST
Thanks, S.Millican,I'll be buying the Bosch. Like you. I've looked at the Kenwood and the KitchenAid.
Once again, many thanks for the review.
Happy Baking
H x

Posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:26:21 GMT
Thanks for the great review, I'm in the market for a new mixer after my Kenwood chef broke because of the leaky jug attachment on top. I didn't want another Kenwood as I think their customer service is rubbish, and am looking for one without the blender jug attachment. Many thanks for giving me an alternative!

Posted on 20 Oct 2016, 22:05:48 BST
caroline says:
Thanks for this review.I have spent days looking at Amazon ,Argos, and E Bay, trying to make my mind up First I was going to buy to replace my old Kenwood. Then I realised I wouldn't get a proper whisk with a processor. So then i thought of buying a Processor to grate carrots and cheese and a Mixer to make cakes , whip cream etc. When i came across the Bosch Mum.I thought all my birthdays had come at once. Here was a machine that would do every thing . When I read your review mentioning how easy it was to make Christmas Cake, that made up my mind. I , like you hated having to mix the fruit in manually. Thanks again . Great review.
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