Using The Best Stand Mixer For Making Bread Dough

Some people are intimidated at the thought of creating homemade bread, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Making bread dough with the best stand mixer makes the whole process of creating tasty bread so much easier.

Bosch Outperforms All Competing Stand Mixers

There are plenty of stand mixers out there, so it can be tough to know which one is the right one that you should invest in. But not many stand mixers can compare to the high-quality of the Bosch Universal Plus Stand Mixer. It would be clearly unfair to compare the superior features of the Universal Plus to a mixer from Cuisinart or Hamilton Beach. Their stand mixers cannot come close to matching the capabilities of the Universal Plus.

Only two companies have managed to produce rivals for the Bosch Universal Plus: Breville and KitchenAid.

Bosch VS. Breville

While Bosch has a long history of excellence and diverse products, Breville is a younger company which focuses on small household appliances. As you read through their comparison chart, you can see how decades of innovation have put the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer ahead of Breville’s The Bakery Chef™.

Bosch Universal PlusThe Bakery Chef
800-Watt Motor550-Watt Motor
Machine Weight – 15 lbsMachine Weight – 22 lbs
Drive Belt TransmissionGears
Bottom Drive MotorTilt-Head Motor
6.5-Quart Bowl5-Quart Glass Bowl, 4-Quart Stainless Steel
14 Loaves Bread Yield6 Loaves Bread Yield
24-Cup Flour Capacity18-Quart (Glass), 14-Quart (Steel) Flour Capacity
4-year* Warranty1-Year Repair With 5-Year Motor Warranty
Lid CoverX
Splash GuardSplash Guard
Dough Hook ExtenderX
Suction FeetX
Slicer/ShredderX
Cord StorageX
Recipe SoftwareX

*3-year standard + 1-year extended warranty

Bosch VS. KitchenAid

As the two most high-recognized creators of stand mixers, Bosch and KitchenAid are often compared to each other. But when the Bosch Universal Plus is compared to its KitchenAid counterpart, it is clear that the Universal Plus Mixer is the superior stand mixer.

Bosch Universal PlusKitchenAid Pro Line
800-Watt motor1.3 HP motor (delivers 0.44 HP to the mixer)
Machine Weight – 15 lbsMachine Weight – 25 lbs
Drive Belt TransmissionGears
Bottom Drive MotorTilt-Head Motor
6.5-Quart Bowl7-Quart Bowl
14 Loaves Bread Yield8 Loaves Bread Yield
24-Cup Flour Capacity16-Cup Flour Capacity
4-year* Warranty5-year Warranty
Lid CoverX
Splash GuardSplash Guard
Dough Hook ExtenderX
Suction FeetX
Slicer/ShredderX
Cord StorageX
Recipe SoftwareX

*3-year standard + 1-year extended warranty

To help you visualize how Bosch actively outdoes the KitchenAid, watch the video below.

Choose To Make Bread Dough With Bosch Universal Plus Mixer

While the Bosch Universal Plus Stand Mixer is clearly the best stand mixer, you may not have thought of why you even need a mixer for your bread dough, since it is entirely possible to make bread dough by hand, as our ancestors did for millennia. However, in our fast-paced world where there are many demands on our time, energy, and attention, there often little time left for time-consuming bread baking.

By using the Bosch Universal Plus, bread makers no longer have to struggle to mix then knead their bread dough. The mixer can blend together the bread dough ingredients and mix the bread in a matter of minutes, rather than the hour or more which may be required without a mixer. Some bakers have even been able to skip second proofing rounds for their bread dough, thanks to the mixing abilities of the Universal Plus Mixer. Other reasons to choose to make bread with the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer are:

  • The cleanup process is much easier when you use the Universal Plus Mixer, as it can better contain flour and other ingredients. Also, the mixer can help cut down on the number of tools you need to bring your dough together.
  • With the bottom drive motor, all the bread ingredients can be incorporated together more quickly and more thoroughly than hand mixing or by other stand mixers.
  • You can easily create 14 loaves of delicious homemade bread at a time with the Bosch Universal Plus, far more than any other mixer can promise.
  • Using the best mixer allows you to produce lighter and fluffier loaves of bread as the mixer will knead your bread evenly. This even kneading will preserve the air pockets in the dough which allows the bread to bake evenly and come out fluffy.

Bosch Attachments Make Working With Bread Dough Easier

Along with the excellent attachments which the Bosch Universal Plus already comes with when you purchase your machine, there are a variety of attachments which you can buy. These attachments make it much easier to work with your bread dough, whether you are mixing it or shaping it.

  • Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Bowl Scraper
  • Pastry Press
  • Flour Sifter
  • Wire Whips

When you are ready to try out your Bosch Universal Plus Mixer, be sure to check out our various bread recipes. We have developed tasty recipes, from your standard loaf of white bread to gluten-free challah bread, that way there is something for everyone to enjoy.