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.
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 year...in 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.