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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

Description

Famag IM-8 Spiral Dough Mixer

Focaccia bread with olives

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.

PROFESSIONAL DESIGN

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

IM-8

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

IM-8S 

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

IM-8 HH

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

IM-8S HH

    80-300 RPM 1:12-13 Above on this page.

  • “Just got my Famag. First run was twenty pounds of stollen dough. This starts out very dry, as most of the moisture comes from butter. The Famag didn’t blink. Just effortlessly mixed and kneaded… It’s a beast!”

    – John C., DC

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.

Artisan breadsHIGH 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. Click here for 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. 

Notes
  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.

Colors

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

Famag IM-8S Arctic White Famag IM-8S in Dark Silver Famag IM-8S spiral dough mixer, sparkle silver color
Arctic White Dark Silver Sparkle Silver
Famag IM-8S Maraschino Famag IM-8S Ruby Famag IM-8S Marina
Maraschino Ruby Marina
Famag IM-8S Spiral Mixer, Emerald Famag IM-8S Tuscan Sun color Galaxy color for Famag IM-8S mixer
Emerald Tuscsan Sun Galaxy

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 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.
Dough Capacity
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"
Weight 77 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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The Famag IM-8 kneads up to 17.6 lbs. of dough, making it an ideal size for home users looking for a spiral mixer for bread dough or pizza dough!

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Specs

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Manufacturer Part NumberIM-8
BrandFamag
WidthFacing control panel, arm down: 21" / arm up: 25"
DepthFacing control panel, w/bowl: 10.75"
HeightArm down: 17" / Arm up: 28.5"
Product Weight (lbs.)77 lb.
Capacity (volume)11L
SpeedsVariable
RPMSelect an option from the dropdown menu
Horsepower1/2 HP
Volts AC110
Watts400
Hz60
CertificationsCE
Cord Length72"
Cord-End PlugStd. 120V
Cord StorageYes
OriginImported
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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