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Best Mixer ever
The Birko Mixer is the best machine that can handle any tough mixing. It is better than the Kitchenaid one I have owned and had to return twice as it kept going for a walk on my kitchen bench. Yes this one is super heavy and fits nicely on the kitchen bench.
I have used it for many doughs including Churros dough and it handled it very well, lasagna, bread, cakes, donuts and many more and it is tough and I am very happy with it. I have owned it for two years and a half now. So far no problems.
Purchased in May 2017 for $799.00.
A brilliant machine for just about anything you want to do!
Beware - at 25kgs - this one doesn't get taken in and out of a cupboard, BUT it you want a strong mixer that will just keep going and going, this is the one! (It won't move on your bench - EVER!
I make a lot of bread - and the dough hook action is exactly what you need for great gluten development in your bread.
Fluffy mashed potato - no problem. Quick egg whites beaten for meringue, this is faster than any "high street" brand.
Sure, it doesn't come with a blender attachment, or pasta maker, but a serious cook doesn't need them.... we have ...
Questions & Answers
JeffW, how's your Birko mixer going? Still recommended? I've been thinking of getting a Breville Bakery Boss for awhile now, but if the Birko is better quality (and hopefully cheaper to run at 300+W instead of 1000W) I'll probably fork out a few extra dollars for it.
Ben - it is great. The only part that wears out is the little belt at the top (it is technically a timing belt) so I get replacements for $12 from the local bearing and belt shop. They tell me that the local Smiths Chips factory use them too!
I use it primarily for mixing bread and pasta dough - but have also used it for mashed potatoes and meringue.
It was reccomended to me by an award winning baker for its action in mixing dough. I can't fault it really.
I can guarantee that it has no plastic gears - so I would check up on whether the breville, like other popular mixers has plastic gears, as they will fail if you try bread dough.
hi can you tell me tell me the distance from bottom of whisk to the stainless bowl, have adjusted the shaft to max its not picking up from bottom?
It looks like it is 7 - 10 mm
The mixer is not like a domestic one, it has to have a minimum volume of material to mix.... for example it takes about 8 egg whites to work properly.....
Hope this helps...
Hi I am happy with my Birko but I need a new whisk the one it came with has broken how much is a new one?
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