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- Exceptional bowl access
- Superior kneading action
- Strong 800 watt motor
- High-torque transmission
- Large 6.5 quart mixing bowl
- Stable weight distribution
- Easy-handling design
- Locking bowl with 360° handle
- Wide range of quality accessories
- German quality
- Mixer base
- 6.5 qt. mixing bowl
- Splash ring
- Bowl lid
- DoughMaster dough hook
- Whip drive
- French whips
- Dough hook extender
Clearance: Bosch Universal Plus Mixer
This is an R2 clearance item. Please check the tables below to see how we rate our clearance items.
The Bosch Universal mixer and kitchen center has a special reputation among discerning cooks. It takes in stride heavy tasks that would literally break conventional mixers within a few uses, and Bosch offers features and benefits found in no other machine!
Highly paid endorsements and continual ad campaigns are how some companies sell mixers. Bosch, on the other hand, doesn’t advertise their mixer at all. The success of the Bosch Universal has been growing for decades based simply on its reputation for superior performance. Instead of paying millions of dollars each year to housewares celebrities and cooking shows, Bosch puts their money and effort into real engineering advancements and quality of construction. Continual refinement has made today's Bosch Universal a kitchen machine like no other.
“Thank you! I recently purchased the Bosch Universal Mixer and couldn't be happier with your service. Not only will I be back when I'm ready to buy accessories, but also I am telling all my friends and co-workers about Pleasant Hill Grain.”
– Julienne Wood, SC
The newest model is the Bosch Universal Plus. Its 800 watt motor has a new design that extends motor life expectancy fourfold... and it was exceptionally long before. Just as importantly, the Bosch has a unique transmission that gets the motor’s hard-turning torque to the bowl better than in other mixers. Other new features include suction cup feet, a larger, lock-down bowl with 360 degree handle, and a pop-out drive shaft for easy cleanup. Another speed was added, while expanding the speed range with a lower low gear and a higher high gear, still including the pulse feature. The distinct advantages of the Universal Plus over ordinary mixers are now greater than ever before.
There’s no overhead gearbox with the Bosch, because it's powered from below—a design with major advantages. The base of the machine provides space to transmit motor power to the bowl using a belt rather than gears. The plastic gears in overhead-driven machines are small and breakage-prone, they transmit torque inefficiently, and the heat in their tight enclosure leads to early failure when worked hard. The Bosch belt efficiently transmits far more torque, runs cooler, and is incredibly durable, with an amazing twenty-year failure rate below one percent. In contrast to top heavy overhead-drive machines, this design gives the Bosch a very low center of gravity that makes it a breeze to handle. Bottom drive also provides full bowl access. With no obstruction you see everything that’s happening, so adding ingredients is easy as pie. And without a lot of meshing gear teeth, the Bosch is also exceptionally quiet.
“My 30 year old Bosch mixer is still running but I like the design of the new one and storage options are better with this model.”
– John H., CO
The Bosch mixer’s bowl is shaped like a large bundt cake form, a pioneering design that excels at both mixing and whipping. Twin whips mount on top of the narrow center column, driven from below by a stainless drive shaft. The whips float lightly against the bottom of the bowl, spinning rapidly as they rotate. And the bowl's shape ensures that your ingredients are mixed perfectly—lumps have nowhere to hide. The Bosch mixer's whipping action is so energetic it will make a cup and a half of meringue from a single egg white. And being only 10.6" tall with bowl mounted, all of this performance fits easily under your cupboards.
In addition to its stellar mixing and whipping performance, the Bosch Universal is legendary among bread lovers. It makes better bread, faster and easier, with its patented three-arm stainless steel BreadMaster dough hook—with the strength to knead up to fifteen pounds of tough dough at a time. The BreadMaster hook vigorously incorporates oxygen, processing 100% of your dough every four rotations. Other mixers merely stir the dough, never achieving the Bosch's level of gluten development. Proper gluten development produces light bread with great texture. Merely stirring the dough produces "brick bread." As many as nine loaves of fabulous fresh sandwich bread can be out of your oven in just 75 to 80 minutes!
Smaller batches too: Dough for up to nine 1.5-pound bread loaves can be made in a batch. And with the new dough hook extender (currently included free) you can make outstanding dough for as few as one or two loaves. When whipping, the Bosch whips pick up exceptionally small ingredient amounts thanks to the bowl's tubular bottom profile. The Bosch mixer's 6.5 quart bowl is made of super-tough, BPA-free polypropylene. More details are under the specs tab, above. Click here for a
Gluten free? The Bosch Universal also provides the control you need to make delicious gluten-free recipes, tailored specifically to your family’s needs. Nothing approaches the tastiness of homemade and fresh!
Reaching beyond the role of stand mixer, the Bosch Universal Plus is a complete kitchen center. Available attachments extend its abilities to powerful blending, food processing, grinding, juicing and more. By eliminating duplicate power units, you save money and kitchen space while using superior, German-engineered kitchen tools. Below, you can see a wide range of optional equipment. From food processing to pasta making, the Bosch Universal Plus offers the tools to do the job quickly, easily, and right. The Universal Plus is available with or without the blender; the mixer is the same either way, so you can always add the blender later if you wish.
“With twenty years experience in customer service with Fortune 500 companies, I find positive and memorable customer service experiences almost non-existence these days. It’s refreshing to deal with a company like yours!”
– Randy Lutterman, WY
Included standard are the mixing bowl, splash ring and lid, DoughMaster dough hook and French whips. Plus: The new dough hook extender is currently being included free!
Pleasant Hill Grain is the world’s largest retailer of Bosch mixers. We’ve used Bosch mixers ourselves for many years and we’re here to assist you with any question or need. We’d be delighted to help you start your own personal Bosch experience today!
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|MX3 Blender||Slicer Shredder||Food Processor||Citrus Juicer|
|For more details see the specs tab, above.|
Bosch Universal Plus Mixer
|Bowl Capacity||6.5 Q (6 L)|
|Bowl Dimensions (Dia. x H)||12" x 6.25"|
|Dough Capacity||1.2 to 14 lbs. (0.5 to 6.3 kg)|
|Flour Capacity||0.75 to 8 lbs. (0.34 to 3.6 kg)|
|Industrial Motor||120V, 800W, 1PH|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||With lid: 15.5" x 12" x 10.6"|
|Warranty||3 years motor/1 year parts|
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Descriptions of Ratings for Clearance Store Items
(Expanded descriptions in next table)
|Minimum Discount||Mechanically Perfect||Free Shipping Over $59||Standard Return Policy||Full
|R1||Returned. Non-working surfaces have new or nearly new appearance. Working surfaces may have slight wear marks.||10%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|R2||Returned, nearly-new appearance. Slight to moderate flaws on non-working surfaces.||15%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|FR||Factory-refurbished unit.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|D||Brief demonstration use only, not previously sold.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DIS||Discontinued.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Varies by item|
|U||Used.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SD||Scratched and/or dented.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NOS||New old stock.||Varies by item.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bottom Line: If you’re a highly detail-oriented person, we recommend sticking to “R1.” But after a week’s use, the only real difference between one of these items and a brand new one will be the money you saved.|
Expanded Ratings Descriptions
|R1||Very close scrutiny is required to tell that the item isn’t brand new. Working surfaces may show slight wear; for example, the bottom-inside of a Bosch mixer bowl may show swirl marks because Bosch mixer whips are designed to “float” against bottom of bowl. Non-working surfaces (cabinet, control panel) look essentially new. Carton may not be perfect.|
|R2||Typically has a small scuff or mark on a non-working surface like a mixer cabinet or the top of a pressure cooker lid.|
|FR||Mostly returned items which have been brought fully up to new-equipment performance specs at the factory.|
|D||Demonstration items have been operated briefly at Pleasant Hill Grain.|
|DIS||These items have never been used but we no longer sell them at full price in our store because it was discontinued by us or by the manufacturer.|
|U||Has had light use.|
|SD||Has moderate damage on a non-working surface, such as a scratch or dent in the housing.|
|NOS||A brand new item that isn't the newest model.|
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|Product Weight||12-3/4 lb.|
|Speeds||4 + pulse|
|Warranty Length||3 years motor / 1 year parts|
We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.
By Jeffrey J. in WA on 1/23/2017 - Verified Buyer1/20/17: I've had a Kitchenaid mixer for maybe 20 years, and three or four years ago bought a second one because the first was too small for the size of batches we wanted to do as our family has grown from two people to nine. We made four loaves of bread at least once a week for a couple of years, and finally a gear in the newer six and a half qt. Kitchen Aid went out. I replaced it, and a couple weeks later it went out again. I suspect that maybe the gear it meshed with should have been replaced as well, but at the time it didn't look like there was any wear, we were half way through our holiday baking, and I didn't want to wait until I could get all the parts again and do the work, and I had been lusting after the Bosch for some time after watching their videos. We finally bit the bullet and bought it. It was a big chunk of change from our perspective, but it was well worth the money. We've made pizza dough, bread, Nisua, a Finnish sweet bread, and more pizza dough. The Bosch just laughed in the face of these tasks. We'll have to find a more worthy challenge. This machine is a BEAST in the kitchen, in a good way. Recommended.
UPDATE 4/24/17: We are still quite happy with this mixer. We have not been making as much bread with this as we have in the past, mostly just due to less freezer space and less time available. But we do make a triple batch of pizza dough pretty much every single week, and the Bosch just breezes through it... we are at out character limit: (74 out of 74 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Wayne R. in CA on 9/17/2016 - Verified BuyerI have only had this for a short time, but I have already made bread, biscotti and a cake with it, I am very happy with its power and versatility. It was very easy to clean, a little loud but I guess you can't have power without noise, not so loud it scared my cats though so that is good, or maybe not it would be good to get them out of the kitchen when cooking. I had always considered a Kitchen Aid, but then I kept reading that the newer ones aren't powerful and break down in a very short time, so for now I could not be happier, well I would have been happier if someone gave it to me and I did not have to pay. In any event well worth the money and now another biscotti. Well it is a few months later and just used it for all my Xmas baking, as a matter of fact just 20 minutes ago and I am still very happy with it. Thanks34 out of 34 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By G C. in TX on 4/13/2016 - Verified BuyerWe were concerned when comparing our old Bosch (lots of metal, SS bowls, etc) that we would not be as happy with the new, lighter Bosch. Boy, were we wrong - we love our new Bosch. Makes great bread, whips stiff cream very fast and with less noise. Cleans up quickly and easily. Made a very good decision.31 out of 31 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jack L on 4/12/2016The Bosch Universal Plus is incredible. I purchased it to make large batches of bread. And as a bread mixer, it has no peer at this price point. It easily handles 8-10 pounds of bread dough, I do it all the time. Its heavy duty motor and low gears offers the torque to knead incredible amounts of dough. I regularly mix the six loaf recipe available through Pleasant Hill. You don't have to measure the flour. Just follow the instructions, add flour until the dough cleans the side of the bowl, and the dough will turn out perfect. The kneading action of the Bosch is excellent, resulting in perfect bread every time. The new Hook Extender significantly improves performance, large batch or small.
The surprise was how well the Bosch works with small batches. I read that it was great for large batches but less than perfect with small batches. This just is not true. It will mix and knead a small batch of bread, cookies, or whatever with no issues. But it does work better with the Hook Extender as it prevents the dough from collecting on the center column.
It is also incredible for small or very large batches of cookie dough. Whether you bake for home, church, bake sales, charity, you just cannot beat this mixer.
I also purchased the Nutrimill from Pleasant Hill and love it. I buy whole wheat from the local LDS storehouse.
You just can't beat this mixer. Whether it is 8 lbs of Challah or whole wheat, cookies, it does it all!
Buy from Pleasant Hill Grain, they're great!23 out of 23 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By AnnShannon in ID on 3/11/2016 - Verified BuyerLove the new mixer. I can make bread and rolls in 1/2 the time. I was also very happy with the response and shipping time from Pleasant Hill Grain.22 out of 22 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Karol H. in MO on 2/13/2016 - Verified BuyerI've tried many mixers, and the Bosch Universal Plus is the absolute best!!! My first try at mixing was a large batch of French Bread. The recipe was easy and it was great to have the convenience of being able to add the ingredients while the mixer was slowly mixing everything together. The dough turned out the perfect consistency on the first try. After the dough was raised I formed the baguettes and let raise again. The bread was wonderful and so was the machine!
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By Dargan G. in SC on 4/13/2016 - Verified BuyerI have been using the Bosch Kitchen machine for over 15 years. When my old one finally died after much use (and abuse!), of course I ordered the new Universal Plus. Our family uses it to make batches of 4 loaves of whole grain bread at one time and mix cake and cookie batters. I invested in an extra blender so we would always have a clean one because we make smoothies constantly with frozen fruit and it does a wonderful job! I also use the chopper/slicer attachment for chopping veggies and making french fries. My husband is a hunter and we use the meat grinder attachment to process our venison every fall. My kitchen can't function without this machine!19 out of 19 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Sharon C. in ND on 10/21/2016 - Verified BuyerI received a Bosch Universal for my 40th birthday. I am now 67 years old and my Bosch finally bit the dirt. That is 27 years of making our own bread and a lot of other daily uses. I have now purchased my 2nd Bosch Universal. The new Bosch Universal Plus mixer. All of the attachments which I had purchased over the years work with the new mixer. How much greater can it get!13 out of 13 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Kristin S. in NH on 3/28/2016 - Verified BuyerI've been debating about purchasing a mixer that's capable of handling bread making kneading/mixing as well as handling multiple cookie/cake/brownie baking adventures. I considered the other mixers on the market, but after doing some detailed research, this mixer kept popping up and always with wonderful reviews. After reading about the attachments available and the speed with which other bakers were making product and then reading more independent reviews, I bit the bullet and bought it. I am SO PLEASED I took the time to research mixers and found this! The attachments are easy to use, it works just as described (I even got my non-baking husband to use it to make cookies a few weeks ago! ) and Pleasant Hill Grain was just a pleasure to do business with. After I placed my online order, a representative called to ensure I had what I needed. Great customer support.12 out of 12 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Sharon O. in CO on 8/27/2016 - Verified BuyerI bought my first Bosch back in 1981 when we moved to Colorado. It has served me well, but it was time to update to a new machine. I make sourdough bread every week. It's the same wonderful workhorse it has always been. The feet on the old one did not have the same stable function it once did, but this new one has a wonderfully stable base, so I can mix the bread and walk away from it for those few minutes. I love the new discs for slicing and shredding with the Large Slicer Shredder accessory. I've already put them to use slicing beets for my dehydrator. I'll continue to get lots of use out of my Bosch---here's to another 30 years! -- Sharon O in Colorado10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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