Bosch Or Kitchenaid Mixer For Frosting?

Baking By rubydasch3 Updated 13 Apr 2018 , 10:09pm by Scampbell731

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rubydasch3 Posted 12 Apr 2018 , 12:00pm
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I will probably need to replace my KitchenAid 5 qt. mixer soon.  I use the mixer mostly for cakes, frosting, and bread.  Looking to buy either a KitchenAid 6 qt. or Bosch Universal Mixer.  Has anyone used a Bosch mixer for frosting?  Which do you have/prefer?

It's a big purchase for me, so I want to get it right.  Thanks.

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Scampbell731 Posted 13 Apr 2018 , 10:09pm
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I have a Bosch and a KitchenAid.  I prefer to use my KitchenAid for my buttercream.  I only make Swiss Meringue and like to use the KA bowl to cook the egg white and sugar and then I can just snap the bowl in place and whip and continue.  I can not remember if I even tried Swiss Meringue in the Bosch, I would have had to cook in a double boiler and transfer the mixture.

I also prefer the KA for cakes as I can swipe out the entire bowl easier with a spatula and not have the column in the way and the 2 beaters to clean off... now I am nit-picking.  I have mixed cakes in the Bosch and it worked just fine, I just prefer the KA since I have two mixers to choose from.

I bake a lot of bread, a few hundred loaves of bread and bread items throughout the addition to making bread for my family, I also do a bread bake sale for my church and donate the money to our Kid and Youth camps.  I love my Bosch for mixing the dough.  I used to use my KA for bread but wore it out from grinding wheat too much, it was my fault, I pushed the limits of what the KA could do versus what I wanted and needed.  I bought the Bosch while I was waiting for my KA to be fixed.

If I were to buy another mixer and I was only going to be making cakes, icing and 2-3 loaves of bread at a time, I would look into a KA first.  

I love my Bosch, I have the older version, and if anything were to happen to my KA, I would certainly try all my cake and icing recipes in the Bosch. I have a few cakes coming up for my grandkids, I guess I will try Swiss Meringue in the Bosch and see how it goes.

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