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Famag IM-8 & IM-8S 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
  • Durable powder coat finishes
  • Quiet operation
  • Plugs into 110V home outlet
  • Made in Italy

Description

Famag IM-8 & IM-8S Spiral Dough Mixer

Prices of many products are under strong inflationary pressures currently, and Famag mixers are no exception. Famag has had to increase wholesale costs, and the cost of shipping each 40’ shipping container from Europe has increased from less than $5800 at the start of this year to over $17,000 currently, plus new storage costs incurred due to port congestion. In addition, Famag recently warned us that the supply of mixers will be reduced between now and the end of the year due to Covid-related supply chain disruption, even aside from any new closures this fall/winter. The bottom line is that Famag mixers are lower priced and more available now than they are likely to be in the future.
Focaccia bread with olives

Note: We have a Famag IM-8 fixed head mixer available in our clearance store here.

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 mixers feature a spiral kneading arm that rotates while the bowl revolves, bringing the dough to the stainless steel dough hook with each revolution. 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-8 operates at 80-240 RPM. Click here for the approximate RPM at each speed.

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 Online here.

  • “At this late stage in life, I had pretty much decided I could live with my Assistent Original and KA "Commercial" but there is no comparison when it comes to mixing dough. And of course PHG's service and price were superb. Glad I ‘accidentally’ saw this advertised on your website!”

    – David L., AZ

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 removeable 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 hdyration 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. We now offer the new HH (high hydration) version 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 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.

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 Famag's head section lifts high for bowl access and removal, and features 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 dough with a hydration of 65% or higher, the mixer can be operated at any speed (1-10). For dough with a lower hydration, Famag recommends not exceeding speed 5.

Colors

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, Maraschino, Ruby, Charcoal, Tuscan Sun, and Oyster 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 Maraschino Steel Famag IM-8S Ruby
Arctic White Maraschino Dark Silver Ruby
Galaxy color for Famag IM-8S mixer Famag IM-8S Marina Famag IM-8S spiral dough mixer, sparkle silver color Famag IM-8S charcoal mixer
Galaxy Marina Sparkle Silver Charcoal
Famag IM-8 Tuscan Sun Famag IM-8S Snapdragon Yellow Famag IM-8S Oyster  
Tuscan Sun
Snapdragon Yellow Oyster  

FAMAG = UNPARALLELED VALUE

Ciabatta slipper, high hydration doughWhether you’re a commercial user or a dedicated home baking enthusiast who appreciates 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, the Famag IM-8 spiral dough mixer will quickly establish itself as your trusted culinary partner at home or at work. Order yours today and see just how much mixer you’ve been missing.

comparison table of spiral dough mixers.

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

Compare Spiral Dough Mixers

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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!

This product is made in Italy!

This product was made in the Italy

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Specs

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BrandFamag
Product Weight (lbs.)77 lb.
SpeedsVariable
RPMSlowest: Hook 80, Bowl 8 / Top speed: Hook 240, Bowl 24
Horsepower1/2 HP
Volts AC110
Watts400
Hz60
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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