Famag IM-8 Spiral Dough Mixer
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- Spiral mixing action
- Gentle, low-oxidation kneading
- Doesn't heat dough
- Integrated offset breaker bar
- Power rotating bowl
- 11.5 qt. capacity
- Wide 2.2 to 17.6 lb. batch range
- High lift drive head with lift assist or fixed head
- High torque industrial motor
- Stainless food-contact parts
- Infinite variable speed
- Reverse function
- Durable powder coat finishes
- Quiet operation
- Plugs into 110V home outlet
- Made in Italy
Famag IM-8 Spiral Dough Mixer
If the Italians don't already say "It's the cat's pajamas" we think they'll start soon, just to describe their Famag mixers. These Italian-made spiral dough mixers are world renowned for strength, quality, and exceptional baking results. And 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 U.S. importer, PHG is proud to offer these high performance dough-making marvels! You'll call them the bee's knees and the cat's whiskers because they make the smoothest, silkiest dough you've likely ever seen—quickly and effortlessly, and in your kitchen.
Designed 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 IM-8 mixer is available in two dough hook RPM ranges: 80-240 or 80-300 RPM. Read about the difference between these models in the high hydration dough section below.
Famag mixers feature a 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 reflected by the substantial 77 lb. weight of the IM-8. Epoxy powder coating over a steel cabinet protects the handsome appearance of your Famag mixer.
Famag IM-8 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||Above on this page.|
“My pizza-making obsession led me to the Famag, and now my dough is much better. It’s easy to use and clean. It has all the capacity I'll ever need, yet it can still mix a very small batch when needed. As a baking hobbyist, I’m inspired now to branch out to making all types of bread.”– Richard R.S., VT
Tilting or Fixed Head
The Famag IM-8 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-8, and the model with the tilting head and removable bowl is the IM-8S. 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 hydration dough, and cleaning the bowl after mixing low hydration dough is easily done with the bowl attached to the mixer.
HIGH HYDRATION OR HEAVY 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.
The Famag IM-8S HH mixer is identical to the standard IM-8S Famag mixer, except that it has a special sprocket that allows the mixer to run at a faster RPM. The spiral hook on this model runs at 80-300 RPM, while the hook on the standard IM-8S mixer runs at 80-240 RPM. Clickfor the approximate RPM at each speed, for each model. The IM-8S HH mixer is designed specifically for high hydration dough (over 75% hydration). If you aren't planning to make a lot of high hydration dough, the mixer with the regular sprocket is a great option.
SUPER CAPACITY RANGE
Famag's IM-8 mixes and kneads up to 17.6 lbs. (8 kg) of dough at 60% hydration (or more at a higher hydration), but also handles batches as small as 2.2 lbs. (1 kg) equally as well. In terms of flour capacity, this is 11 lbs. (5 kg) down to as little as 1.4 lbs. (0.65 kg) of flour. Capacity of the stainless steel bowl is 11.5 quarts.The kneading arm of the Famag lifts high for bowl access and removal, and provides lift-assist.
Famag Mixer Capacities at 60% Hydration
|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, Maraschino, Ruby, and Tuscan Sun 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-8 Spiral Mixer Colors
|Arctic White||Dark Silver||Sparkle Silver|
GOURMET 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 IM-8 Small Spiral Mixer
|Bowl Capacity||11.5 Q (11 L)|
|Bowl Dimensions (Inside dia. x H)||10.2" x 8.6"|
|Bowl Weight||5.5 lbs.|
||2.2 to 17.6 lbs. (1 to 8 kg)|
|Flour Capacity||1.3 to 11 lbs. (0.6 to 5 kg)|
|Water Capacity||0.4 to 3.2Q (0.4 to 3L)|
|Industrial Motor||110V, 400W, 1PH|
|Dimensions: Head Down (W x D x H)1||20.5" x 10.75" x 17"|
|Dimensions: Head Up (W x D x H)1||23" x 10.75" x 28.5"|
|Base Dimensions (W x D)1||18.75" x 9.5"|
|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|
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|Manufacturer Part Number||IM-8|
|Width||Facing control panel, arm down: 21" / arm up: 25"|
|Depth||Facing control panel, w/bowl: 10.75"|
|Height||Arm down: 17" / Arm up: 28.5"|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||77 lb.|
|RPM||Select an option from the dropdown menu|
|Cord-End Plug||Std. 120V|
|Warranty Length||3 year home, 1 year commercial|
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