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Famag Grilletta IM-5 & IM-5S Spiral Dough Mixer

SKU: WH678, Part Number: IM-5, Shop more Famag items
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  • Spiral mixing action
  • Cool, gentle, low-oxidation kneading
  • Integrated offset breaker bar
  • Power rotating, 8.4 qt. bowl
  • High lift drive head with lift assist or fixed head
  • High torque 110V industrial motor
  • All-stainless food contact parts
  • Wide 1.7 to 11 lbs. batch range
  • Infinite variable speed
  • Reverse function
  • Quiet operation
  • Plugs into 110V home outlet
  • Made in Italy


Famag Grilletta IM-5 & IM-5S Spiral Dough Mixer

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Artisan rollsNote: we have a Famag IM-5S in Arctic White available on our clearance page.

Italian-made Famag spiral mixers are world renowned for outstanding baking results. As Famag's exclusive importer, Pleasant Hill Grain is proud to offer these high performance 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. An integrated offset breaker bar ensures ideal metering of the dough into the spiral hook. This three-way kneading process is exceptionally thorough and fast, yet the low impact and widely distributed dough contact of the spiral hook completely avoids overworking and overheating of the dough. Wide-range, infinitely variable speed adjustment lets you dial in precisely the action you want.

The spiral dough hook on the IM-5 operates at 80-240 RPM. Click here for the approximate RPM at each speed.


Famag 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 66 lb. weight. Epoxy powder coating over a steel cabinet protects the handsome appearance of your Famag mixer.


Famag Grilletta Model Comparison

Model Tilting Head Removable Bowl Spiral Hook Speed Range Ratio of Bowl to Dough Hook RPM How to order


    80-240 RPM 1:10 Above on this page.


    80-240 RPM 1:10 Above on this page.


    80-300 RPM 1:12-13 Call or email to place special order. 


    80-300 RPM 1:12-13 Online here.

Tilting or Fixed Head

The Famag Grilletta IM-5 mixer is available with either a tilting head that features a high lift drive and lift assist, or with a fixed head. The model with the fixed head is the IM-5, and the model with the tilting head and removable bowl is the IM-5S. The bowl is removable on the mixer with a tilting head, and is not removable on the mixer with a fixed head.

If you're mixing high hydration doughs we recommend you purchase a tilting head/removable bowl model so it's easier to remove the dough from the bowl, and to clean the bowl. It's easy to remove low hydration dough from the fixed head mixer than it is to remove high hydration dough, and cleaning the bowl after mixing low hydration dough is easily done with the bowl attached to the mixer. 

  • “Until I got the Famag mixer, I almost gave up on finding a mixer that produces good dough development in small home sized doughs… the Famag is just great. Gives me good dough strength like I got in my larger spiral mixer at the bakery. I am SO GLAD I bought this mixer.”

    – Gil T., MS


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.

Artisan boulesWe now offer the new HH (high hydration) IM-5S mixer with a special sprocket that allows the mixer to run up to 300 RPM; this version is designed specifically for mixing dough that's above 75% hydration.


Famag's Grilletta IM-5 mixes and kneads up to 11 lbs. of dough at 60% hydration (or more at higher hydration), but also handles batches as small as 1.7 lbs (0.8 kg) equally as well. In terms of flour capacity, this is 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg) down to 1.1 lb (0.5 kg). Capacity of the stainless steel bowl is 8.4 quarts. The kneading arm of the Famag IM-5S lifts high for bowl access and removal, and provides lift-assist. 

  1. Heavier doughs can be mixed when the hydration level is higher than the 60% hydration formulas listed above.
  2. The flour used for these capacity tests was 00 durum wheat flour.

Famag Mixer Capacities at 60% Hydration

  Flour Water Total Weight
IM-5 6.8 lbs. / 3.1 kg 2 Q / 1.9 L 11 lbs. / 5 kg
IM-8 11 lbs. / 5 kg 3.2 Q / 3 L 17.6 lbs. / 8 kg
IM-10 13.8 lbs. / 6.3 kg 4 Q / 3.8 L 22 lbs. / 10 kg
IM-15 20.7 lbs. / 9.4 kg 5.9 Q / 5.6 L 33 lbs. / 15 kg
IM-20 27.3 lbs. / 12.4 kg 7.8 Q / 7.4 L 44 lbs. / 20 kg
IM-30 41.9 lbs. / 19 kg 12 Q / 11.4 L 66.1 lbs. / 30 kg
IM-40 55.1 lbs. / 25 kg 15.8 Q / 15 L 88.2 lbs. / 40 kg
IM-50 69.4 lbs. / 31.5 kg 20 Q / 18.9 L 110.2 lbs. / 50 kg

Speed Based on Hydration

Variable speed mixers have a speed dial marked from 1-10. For normal dough with a hydration of of 50-65%, the mixer can be operated at speeds 1 through 5. With 70-75% hydration, at speeds 1 through 6-7, and with 80% hydration, at speeds 1 through 8-10. These are general guidelines, as dough characteristics vary.


Famag spiral dough mixers are available in a wide selection of colors. Dark Silver, Marina, and Emerald 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. Arctic White, Ruby, Maraschino, Tuscan Sun, and Raspberry have a glossy finish. Galaxy sparkles in gold, red, blue, and green over a black background. Because of the unique characteristics of the Galaxy color, 3” x 6” Galaxy color sample cards are available by U.S. mail at a cost of $7 (which includes shipping). This cost is refundable as a credit toward the purchase of any color or model of Famag mixer purchased within 30 days (and you can keep the card).

Color options are shown below. Choose a color from the dropdown menu selector above.

Famag IM-5 Grilletta Spiral Mixer Colors

Famag IM-5S, Arctic White Famag IM-5S, Dark Silver Famag IM-5S, Sparkle Silver
Arctic White Dark Silver Sparkle Silver
Famag IM-5S, Ruby Famag IM-5S, Maraschino Famag IM-5S, Marina
Ruby Maraschino Marina
Famag IM-5S Grilletta, Emerald Famag IM-5S, Galaxy Famag IM-5S mixer in Tuscan Sun
Emerald Galaxy
Tuscan Sun

  • “Man-oh-man, this machine rocks!”

    – John S., NM

artisan bread slippersGOURMET DREAM MACHINE

Whether you’re a commercial user or a dedicated home enthusiast, Famag offers exceptional value as well as performance. They’re competitively priced, and backed by a three year warranty covering either home or 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!

1. Dimensions are measured from facing the control panel.
For more details see the specs tab, above.

Famag Grilletta IM-5 Variable Speed Mixer

Bowl Capacity 8.4 Q (8 L)
Bowl Dimensions (Inside dia. x H) IM-5 Tilting: 9.4" x 7"
IM-5 Fixed: 10" x 6.2"
Bowl Weight 4.5 lbs.
Dough Capacity
1.7 to 11 lbs. (0.8 to 5 kg)
Flour Capacity 1.1 to 6.8 lbs. (0.5 to 3.1 kg)
Water Capacity 0.2 to 1.7Q (0.2 to 2L)
Industrial Motor 110V, 350W, 1PH
Dimensions: Head Down (W x D x H)1 IM-5 Tilting: 18.7" x 10.2" x 15.3"
IM-5 Fixed: 17.5" x 10" x 17.2"
Dimensions: Head Up (W x D x H)1 IM-5 Tilting: 20.2" x 10.2" x 26"  
Weight 66 lbs.
Lowest Speed Hook 80 RPM, Bowl 8 RPM
Highest Speed Hook 240 RPM, Bowl 24 RPM
Speed Control Infinitely variable
Kneading Arm Lifts Up Optional
Removable Bowl Optional
Warranty 3 year home, 1 year commercial

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Select product option(s) from the drop-down menu at top of page to see item-specific specifications here.

Manufacturer Part NumberIM-5
WidthTilting: 18.7" / Fixed: 17.5”
DepthTilting: 10.25" / Fixed: 10”
HeightTilting, head down: 15.25", head up: 26" / Fixed: 17.25”
Product Weight (lbs.)66 lb.
Capacity (volume)8L
RPMSlowest: Hook 80, Bowl 8 / Top speed: Hook 240, Bowl 24
Horsepower2/5 HP
Volts AC110
Cord Length72"
Cord-End PlugStd. 120V
Cord StorageYes
Commercial WarrantyYes
Warranty Length3 year home, 1 year commercial

Use & Care

Famag professional dough mixers require periodic inspection and adjustments of drive belt and chain tension. Details are provided in the manual.


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