Just a quick update on my new Bosch Mixer. From all the paperwork that came with the machine I stand corrected with the name. Apparently, it is a Bosch Universal Kitchen Machine. And let me tell you, it is a machine.
In my last post I told you that I had been dreaming of the Bosch Compact Mixer but could not turn this full size one down because of the price cut and gift certificate. I never expected it to be this big.
I put a standard size ruler in front for perspective. It is a foot wide and almost a foot in depth. I had to rearrange the counters in order to find a home for it. But I am not complaining. I can see me having some fun with this puppy.
At first I was terrified. It sat on my kitchen table for two days before I got the nerve to take it apart and wash all the attachments. Once everything was washed I decided to take it for a spin with something very basic and easy, a boxed cake mix.
Red Velvet was probably not the best choice for an all white machine. I did it anyway.
This is what I learned.
1. It is easy peasy to operate once you figure out how all the pieces fit and lock together.
2. It is quiet.
3. It will be much easier to add ingredients to the bowl than it is with a hand mixer.
4. I am going to love making more than one batch of bread dough at a time.
5. It is not worth the cleanup for one box of cake mix.
I am going to love this machine for big batches of cookies, breads, muffins, and the cool attachments I plan on buying. It is going to save me so much time by allowing me to batch bake. I love to bake but I hate the cleanup. With no dishwasher, I play a lot of dish strainer Jenga on cooking, baking, and canning days. The big bowl and high-powered motor on the mixer means multiple batches and only one set of dirty bowls and utensils. That makes it all worthwhile.
Did I really have the money right now to buy this machine? No, I did not. Do I regret buying it? No, absolutely not. As I get older it takes more energy to get things done. If it means investing a little money into tools that help make life go smoother and gives me the chance to make homemade vs. store bought, then I am going to allow myself that gift. Over the hill homesteading is possible with the right tools.
This sale at PHG ends March 31, 2023. Don’t forget to use the code “Bosch White” to receive the discounted price.
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