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

Smallest spiral mixer, 16 lbs. / 7.25 kg. dough
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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
  • Quiet operation
  • Plugs into 110V home outlet
  • Made in Italy


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

Please note: Famag is raising their prices soon, so order now to beat the price hikes!
Artisan rollsItalian-made Famag spiral 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 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.

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 removeable 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 the tilting head/removable bowl mixer 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 hdyration dough, and cleaning the bowl after mixing low hydration dough is easily done with the bowl attached to the mixer.

The tilting head mixer is available in all the color options. The fixed head mixer is currently available in Arctic White, Ruby and Dark Silver (we may add more colors in the future).


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. We 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.

  • “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


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'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. Unlike inferior designs, 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


Famag spiral dough mixers are available in a wide selection of colors. Dark Silver 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. Arctic White, Ruby, Maraschino, Oyster, Lemon Gelato, 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).

Famag IM-5 Grilletta Spiral Mixer Colors

Famag IM-5S Arctic White Famag IM-5S Ruby Famag IM-5S Maraschino Sparkle Silver Grilletta mixer Steel color
Arctic White Ruby Maraschino Sparkle Silver Dark Silver
Galaxy color, Famag IM-5S Grilletta Famag IM-5S Oyster Marina royal blue Famag IM-5S Lemon Gelato Famag IM-5S Raspberry
Galaxy Oyster Marina Lemon Gelato Raspberry

  • “I love the Famag mixer! I've never had such airy, beautiful, lively dough, it is absolutely amazing!”

    – Yelena S., PA

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Whether you’re a commercial user 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 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!


1. Dimensions are measured from facing the control panel.
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Famag Grilletta IM-5 Variable Speed Mixer

Bowl Capacity 8.4 Q (8 L)
Bowl Dimensions (Inside dia. x H) 9.4" x 7"
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 18.7" x 10.2" x 15.3"
Dimensions: Head Up (W x D x H)1 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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Brand Famag
Product Weight (lbs.) 66 lb.
Speeds Variable
RPM Slowest: Hook 80, Bowl 8 / Top speed: Hook 240, Bowl 24
Horsepower 1/2 HP
Volts AC 110
Amps 3.2
Hz 60
Cord Length 72"
Cord-End Plug Std. 120V
Cord Storage Yes
UPC 0605546917326
Origin Imported
Commercial Warranty Yes
Warranty Length 3 year home, 1 year commercial


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  • Fabulous Mixer
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I owned a bakery for several years, and am now retired and bake at home. Until I got the Famag mixer, I almost gave up on finding a mixer that produces good dough development in small home sized doughs—like 1,500 grams or so. The Famag is just great. Gives me good dough strength like I got in my larger spiral mixer at the bakery. I wish it had a built in timer, but other than that absolutely no complaints. I am SO GLAD I bought this mixer.
    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Smoooooooooth..
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Spiral mixer? Breaker bar? Capacity? Dough temperature? Friction from the hook and turning bowl? Does it work on small batches? Which speed? Relax. It's all good. A 1.5 kg Pain Au Levain at 78% hydration, or 3 kg bialy dough, or a 1 pound test loaf of egg dough, or pumpernickel, or an 85% hydration tartine, or - you get the idea. This thing is awesome. Yeast breads, sourdoughs, various pre-ferments and flour combinations - this thing gets the dough smoooooooooth. Small batches or larger, lots of water or just a bit, added ingredients like roasted garlic, seeds, nuts, etc. - like a hot knife through butter, without the heat, of course. Highly recommended, but you're gonna want the bigger one as soon as you make a few batches: -)
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Works better than Kenwood stand mixer
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I have a Kenwood KM080, which motor is much more powerful than KitchenAid Pro600. However, planetary motion is not great for kneading stiff dough. Spiral mixer is a much better choice for lean dough.
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Simple and Smart!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I recently retired from my mobile pizza business and along with it went my spiral mixer. I looked for a smaller one that I could use in my home. Iam so thrilled with the Famag Grilletta. Tomorrow Iam going to make 8 lb of pizza dough and i would never have been able to do so with my KA.

    The design is simple and smart. Worth the money.
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great for dough
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I purchased an IM5 mixer (not the M5S) primarily for 75-85% hydration doughs. So far the mixer has been used for a few batches each of ciabatta, pizza in teglia dough, and focaccia, and it has been a treat to use when compared to the old KitchenAid. The dough is beautiful right out of the mixer, silky smooth with impressively developed gluten strength.
    The mixer itself is quiet and cool running and appears to be a quality piece of equipment.

    Don't be afraid if they're back-ordered either - this showed up about two weeks before Pleasant Hill's guess at a "back in stock" date. A very nice surprise!

    Thanks for your review, JC. For the record, our posted ETAs aren't really guesses. They're almost invariably based on statements from suppliers or actual shipment tracking info. Glad you like your Famag!

    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Awesome dough kneader
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Works as advertised. The hard work of kneading bread becomes easy as pie! Awesome dough kneader.
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  • Nice dough mixer!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The mixer IM-5S is very good, solid build, delivered on time, excellent packaging.

    Now baking bread 4-5 times a week with confidence.
    Pros: heavy. doesn't walk on a countertop, ever-ever.
    Cons: heavy. I rent an apartment on the 4th floor and brought the mixer upstairs myself and only inside I noticed the sticker on a box "minimum two person lift". : )
    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Thanks to everyone at PHG!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    After preordering my Famag IM-5S back in November, I kept getting emails that it was further delayed due to one reason or the other. This is not PHG's fault by any means and I would like to give a shout out to everyone there who made this order come true finally lol. Barbara was especially helpful and was patient for most of my responses since maybe I was getting lets say a little edgy in mine?! Ha... but in the end, y'all there did a fantastic job in getting my mixer to me and I cannot express my sincere gratitude enough. Thank you and anyone who asks where I purchased the mixer or any other baking equipment, grains, etc I will steer them to PHG. Again, thank you so much.
    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • This machine was Bred for Dough
    By on - Verified Buyer
    In my 20+ years of home breadmaking, I've gone through 4 kitchen aids and have nearly destroyed my current planetary mixer, a Globe S5. Recently, I ordered an Ankarsrum thinking I could use it for my usual low hydration doughs... WRONG! I then decided to give this Famag IM-5S mixer a try. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I've never seen dough mixed so efficiently and quickly. I have used it to make a couple small batches of bread dough and also a medium batch of pizza dough. The tilt head is well worth the little extra $ as it makes cleaning both the bowl and the hook easy. Buying the Ankarsrum has introduced me to making high hydration dough which has introduced me to some new styles of bread, I now have a machine that will do my low hydration doughs, giving my Globe mixer a well deserved rest and return it to other mixing and attachment uses. If you are considering the Famag, and you have had problems with other mixers, please don't hesitate another moment... order it! Yes... it's an investment, but it's one you won't regret. It will mix any dough, both low and higher hydrations in both small and large (to capacity of the machine) without any problem whatsoever. And it will do it quicker than any other mixer available for home and small bakery use.
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  • My Grilletta makes me smile every time I look at it. : -)
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I've been a home baker for about 4 years now and have enjoyed baking baguettes and bagels once or twice a week. Since I got the Grilletta I find myself wanting to use it every day. Now I'm baking 5-6 times a week and enjoying it more. This machine is like a bulldog, it's strong and won't let go. Not only is it great for high hydration dough, it's perfect for low hydration dough like for bagels. The ease of it makes you want to use it every night so you could wake up to fresh bagels in the morning. If you're a serious home baker of bread and/or bagels, this machine will make your life easier and you'll always enjoy perfecting your craft.
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