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Italian-made Famag spiral dough mixers are world renowned for strength, quality, and outstanding baking results. Now they’re available in the U.S. for the first time, with industrial-duty motors designed specifically for U.S. voltage. As Famag's exclusive importer, Pleasant Hill Grain is proud to offer these high performance bread mixers!
Engineered expressly for ideal dough-mixing and kneading results, Famag spiral mixers feature a spiral agitator that remains stationary while the bowl rotates, bringing the dough to the stainless steel dough hook with each revolution. This action is exceptionally thorough and uniform, while avoiding both overworking and overheating of the dough.
Thanks to the spiral hook’s action, mixtures that overtax other designs—such as pizza or bagel dough—are handled easily, quickly and efficiently in the Famag spiral dough mixer. Doughs of all kinds, from heavy to high-hydration artisan doughs, come out smooth, silky and perfectly developed.
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Famag dough mixers feature heavy duty chain overhead drive, with a high torque dual-belt final drive. FAG sealed industrial ball bearings are used for exceptionally long life. Construction is robust throughout, as attested to by the mixer’s substantial 81.5 lb. weight. Epoxy powder coating over a steel cabinet protects the handsome appearance of your Famag bread mixer.
Famag's IM-10S mixes and kneads up to 26 lbs. of dough, but also handles batches as small as 1.5 lbs. equally as well. In terms of flour capacity, this is 17.4 lbs. down to 1 lb. Capacity of the stainless steel bowl is 14 quarts. Unlike inferior designs, the kneading arm of the Famag lifts high for bowl access and removal, and provides lift-assist.
Whether you’re a commercial user in a bakery or a dedicated home enthusiast who appreciates the worth of old-world quality, Famag offers exceptional value as well as performance. While being competitively priced, Famag dough mixers are built by a company committed to higher standards—a commitment backed by a three year warranty covering both home and commercial use.
As a gourmet chef at home, or at work, the Famag spiral dough mixer will quickly take its place as your trusted culinary partner. Order yours today and see just how much you’ve been missing!
Famag spiral dough mixers are available in a wide selection of colors. Steel and Marina are pearl finishes that have a subtle pearlescent luster. Sparkle Silver has a brilliant sparkle to it that catches light more than the pearlescent colors will. Galaxy sparkles in gold, red, blue, and green over a black background. Arctic White, Maraschino, Ruby, Charcoal, and Oyster have a glossy finish.
I have a large wood fired oven in which I can bake 8 to 10 loaves of bread at one time. Additionally I make a dozen or more pizza dough balls at a time and freeze the ones I don’t use. I tried the larger Kitchen Aid mixer to make my dough but I had to make multiple batches for the quantity of dough I normally use, and I had smoke coming out of the back of my KA while making pizza dough (I turned it off quickly and averted damage).
I ran a 3kg batch of dough to test it out. It never hesitated and the bread was phenomenal. The second batch was similar in size except when it was done kneading my wife asked me to put some olives in the bread. No problem and it did not beat up the olives too bad.
There was a very simple problem with the 1st machine and when I called and described it to Darren, a new one was on its way in less than a blink of an eye. The machine will be easy to service with large removable access panels and simple construction and steel moving parts. The problem with the 1st machine was a missing Allen screw. A
simple item available at any auto part store (parts are metric).
It weighs about 80 lbs, not a problem for me to move it, but a factor to consider.
If you make dough frequently I highly recommend this mixer.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
By Mark P. in CAon 9/1/2019
- Verified Buyer
I consider this machine to be the pinnacle in my search for the mixer that meets my bread baking needs. I started many years ago by hand and being basically lazy bought a Bosch in 25 years, then won a second in a drawing, which upped my production, but still wasn't quite happy with my dough. Next I went with an Ankarsrum which I love but was back to small batches again. I then went to a 20qt Hobart which was great for capacity but it put my dough back to what I was getting with the Bosch. Enter the Famag 10. I've used this machine three times now with 6 lb. batches and already the dough quality is up where I was with the Ank. And I feel like it'll just get better from there. The speed control is amazing and nothing seems to slow it down. My only wish is that I would like a timer on it. I'm going to look online and see if I can find one that plugs in. If I was pleasant hill grain I would see about offering one as an accessory. Pleasant Hill Grain is the best to work with, never a problem and I have ordered several products for myself and my daughters through the years. They even held shipment of my mixer till our kitchen remodel was finished (part of the negotiations to acquire my new mixer) his and her new pantries to finish up great machine.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Disappointed So Far
By Chandraon 8/19/2019
- Verified Buyer
First complaint is no directions. There is one small pamphlet and for the 10S (called 10/10 speed in the pamphlet) it says there is Button "1" which activate the movement of the rotating parts and Button "0" which arrests the movement of the rotating parts, and the Potentiometer which regulates the speed. Wrong! There is one switch that allows you to rotate in one direction or the other and a stop in the middle and then the knob which allows you to regulate the speed. So which way should I rotate? And do I start slow and work up to faster or the other was around? Supposedly I can make 26 lbs of dough but I seriously doubt that. I have made 7 batches at 14 lbs each and there is little room for more. Not knowing what direction I should spin I have tried both and the dough immediately rises up to stick to the top of the machine in the "reverse" direction making the machine a nightmare to clean. And for my biggest complaint - not a single batch came out without a lot of dry ingredients left at the bottom and there were dry lumps in the dough. I ran it as long as 7 minutes hoping it would pick up the dry ingredients but I don't think it can because of the shape of the bowl. I was adding 2389 g of H2O to 4130 g of dry. Once I tried adding a little more water to see if it could grab the dry stuff at the bottom and the machine would not run. I had to knead each mess that came out of the bowl for several minutes just to try and get it smooth and to separate the pile of dry crumbs
Famag has used a couple of differnt switch types, and we're sorry the description didn't match the switch you recieved. For normal operation, direction of rotation should be so the dough hook moves the dough downward. Our capacity figures for Famag mixers have been verified. We've found ingredient pickup to be exemplary in the Famag, and if you'd like to email us your recipe and description of how you add the ingredients, we'll be happy to see what the issue may be. Thanks for your review.
2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
FAMAG IM-10S SPIRAL DOUGH MIXER
By Lori M. in NYon 5/1/2019
- Verified Buyer
Received the mixer but have not used it as of yet. Delivery was quick. I will post review of mixer after the first use. The only down check so far was the packing peanuts that went all over my house and not recyclable.
1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
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