The Bosch Universal Plus Mixer is the most versatile kitchen accessory you could own.
It goes without saying that you can use this powerful kitchen mixer to make baked goods, from bread to pizza dough and from focaccia to cookies, cakes and pies. With an 800-watt motor and a dough capacity of nine pounds, the Bosch mixer is a kitchen workhorse.
Cookies, Cakes, and Breads – Oh My!
When you purchase the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer, you gain immediate access to a huge mixing bowl, a strong motor, and unmatched mixing power.
The basic package for the Universal Mixer comes with a dough hook, a dough hook extender, metal whips, and a plastic whip drive.
This is a great starter package that’ll suit your baking needs no matter the recipe. But you can add to your basic package by purchasing more useful tools including:
- A metal whip drive
- Batter whisks
- The bowl scraper
- Cookie paddles
- Cake paddles
- A metal mixing bowl
Beyond all-things-baking, Bosch has created numerous attachments to make the Universal Bosch Mixer the most versatile kitchen mixer available.
3+ Ways To Prep With The Bosch Blender Attachment
Many people are aware of the “flour-power” of the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer. But additionally, there is a slew of attachments designed to complement your Bosch stand mixer. This multifunctionality lets chefs go beyond baking to prepare a dazzling array of homemade dishes. The Bosch Blender attachment is a great addition to your Bosch mixer kitchen stand and opens the door to an onslaught of food prep options.
Blend Up An Assortment of Beverages With Ease
The Blender Attachment has a 6-cup capacity and stainless steel blades powered by your Bosch Universal Plus Mixer’s 800-watt motor. You can blend up perfectly smooth breakfast shakes and after-school snacks for the entire family in no time.
- Protein drinks
- Blended coffees
- Alcoholic beverages
The Bosch Blender Attachment Goes Much Further Than Beverage Creation
The Blender Attachment goes way beyond whipping up tasty drinks.
- Freezer pops
- Baby food
- Blended oats
- Pancake batter
Homemade, Hormone-Free, Ground Meat Options With The Bosch Meat Grinder Attachment
The four-blade Food and Meat Grinder Attachment is another useful tool made for the Bosch Mixer. You can grind your own meat for hamburgers, meatloaf and—with the help of another option, the stainless steel Bosch Sausage Stuffer—turn out savory homemade sausages.
By grinding your own meat you can make sure you have high-quality protein, without unnecessary byproducts, added hormones, or preservatives. No more “mystery meat.” If you’re watching your fat intake, you can also use leaner options like turkey and chicken.
Looking for inspiration? Find recipes all across the web that can be followed using Bosch’s Meat Grinder Attachment, including turkey cranberry sausage and bratwursts that will have you saying willkomen.
The Meat Grinder Works Wonders On Vegan Dishes As Well
If you’re thinking “Well, I don’t eat meat often enough (or ever) to justify needing a meat grinder…” you might be surprised to find out just how versatile this “meat” grinder attachment really is.
You can also use the Meat Grinder to make nut butters and other spreads. Getting creative with the meat grinder attachment has led many home chefs to create wonderful dishes including:
- Ground wheat sprouts for baking
- Green tomato, pickle, cranberry or cucumber relish
- Mincemeat for pie filling
- Baby food
- Cheese logs
- Sugar plums using prunes, dates, raisins etc.
- Soybean patties
- Pet food
- Vegetable marrow jam
Using the variety of discs that come with the meat grinder attachment, you can also make:
- Varying textures for your nut butter
- Chunky salsa
- Chunky sausage meat
Use The Meat Grinder Attachment For Gourmet Pasta Dishes As Well
Your meat grinder attachment can also be paired with the universal noodle/pasta attachment to make linguini, angel hair, macaroni, spaghetti, wide noodles, rigatoni, spiral, shell, jumbo shell and lasagna noodles.
Use The Bosch Mixer Pasta Maker For More Homemade Pasta Dishes
Most store-bought pre-packaged pasta is made from enriched or refined white flour. Stripped of nutrients normally provided by whole grains, this form of pasta is simply a lot of carbs with no health benefits. You always have the option of purchasing “whole grain” pasta from the grocery store shelf, but the texture tends to be less desirable for picky eaters and most often “whole grain” is half-truth. Also, don’t be fooled by vegetable pasta on the grocery store shelf either. Even though the packaging may claim a whole serving of veggies in your pasta dish, the sugar content is higher than normal to compensate for the veggie taste.
A much better option is to make pasta at home using the Pasta Set for the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer. It will take a bit longer but there are time-saving tricks to this process as well. Making pasta from scratch allows you to make health-conscious alterations to traditional pasta recipes for more specific dietary needs including flour substitutions for those with gluten sensitivities. This is a great cooking activity to involve your children in and large batches made ahead of time can be frozen, cooked, and stored for later use.
Branch out from customary white flour pasta to make creative and nutrient-rich pasta dishes.
The dough varieties are endless:
- Egg pasta
- Spinach pasta
- Beat pasta
- Whole wheat pasta
- Almond wheat pasta
- Roasted pepper pasta
- Saffron pasta
- Buckwheat pasta
- Sweet potato pasta
Beyond pasta, this attachment also has more creative uses including:
- Homemade crackers
- Wonton wrappers
What else could you come up with?
Using the Bosch Slicer Shredder and Food Processor Attachments
You may be seeing a pattern at this point. Bosch has created all these attachments so you don’t have to invest in a bunch of different kitchen appliances, all competing for counter and cupboard space.
After you’ve ground fresh meat, you’ll want to think about what else you can add to your meal. It’s a good time to turn to the Universal Slicer/Shredder to create uniform potato slices. Use the Shredding Disk on your favorite cheese and you’ve got everything you need for potatoes au gratin.
One simple example of the cost-saving benefits of owning a food processor like the slicer shredder attachment is the processes of shredding your own cheese. This task takes a lot of time when you only have a hand held cheese grater, leading most home chefs to purchase bags of pre-shredded cheese instead. But have you taken a look at those price tags lately?
The price of cheese has steadily climbed over the last decade. Though you can find cheaper sales options, you can be sure to take a hit in product quality with the lower price tag.
Average price range for pre-shredded cheese per cup: $0.48 to $1.67
Average price range for block cheese per cup: $0.42 to $1.09
While the price range is small upfront, you could end up saving $200 or more each year by shredding your own cheese.
Shred your own cheese quickly! Then throw the shredder into the dishwasher for easy cleaning. Or else you can expect to pay a lot more on cheese per year when you’re buying the pre-shredded stuff. And this is just cheese…imagine more grocery spending you could reduce?
Continue Shredding and Chopping With the Bosch Universal Food Processor
The food processor attachment is one of the most widely used kitchen accessories for most home chefs. With this tool, you can easily make:
- Any chip or veggie dip, ever.
- Salad dressings
- Nut butters
- Pie crusts
- Mixed beverages
- Pancake batters
- Breakfast and smoothie bowls
- Granola and granola bars
- Vegan burger patties
- Pasta sauce
- Finely chopped salads
- Baby foods
- Coconut butter
- Cheesecake crust
- Potato gratin
- Deviled eggs
- Veggie hash
- Hash browns
Besides the endless list of recipes you can make with the slicer shredder and the food processor, it brings incredible ease to anyone in need of chopping large quantities of veggies, eggs, nuts… you name it.
One more super special secret use of these excellent attachments – finely shred vegetables to sneak into kid-friendly foods like chili, nachos, breads, and more!
The Universal Citrus Juicer Is Essential For Anyone Using Citrus In Their Cooking
When you’re cooking meals from home, the Bosch Universal Mixer really is a one-stop-shop for every kitchen appliance you could ever need, even down to the simplest of devices – a juicer. This 3.5 cup capacity juicer secures to the high speed drive and takes the sweat out of juicing grapefruits, limes, lemons, and oranges.
Whether you need a ¼ cup of lemon juice for a marinade or 6 cups of orange juice for breakfast, it’s a versatile juicer that will simplify your cooking process.
If you are looking for something to juice berries, tomatoes, or other smaller fruits, take a look at the Fruit and Berry Press Attachment for your Bosch Meat Grinder Attachment.
Make Your Own Ice Cream Without The 5 Hour Freezing Time
We all scream for ice cream, as the old rhyme goes. Luckily, the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer has an Ice Cream Making Attachment. It only takes 20 minutes to whip up a 1.5-quart batch of frozen goodness.
One of the best things about the Bosch Ice Cream Making Attachment is that it allows for spontaneity. Since you don’t have to worry about freezing the canister ahead of time, you can make ice cream whenever you get the craving.
The possibilities go far beyond the popular ice cream chain’s much-vaunted 31 flavors. Whether you’ve got a plain-vanilla palate or a hanker for more exotic concoctions like Avocado Cardamom Ice Cream, you’ll find some delectable recipes on the Bosch website. Try a few of our recipes to get started, then let your imagination take hold!
You can make almost anything edible in your Bosch mixer and even a few things not meant to be eaten, like homemade playdough.