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Famag IM-8S Spiral Dough Mixer

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  • Spiral mixing action
  • Gentle, low-oxidation kneading
  • Doesn't heat dough
  • Integrated dough breaker bar
  • Power rotating bowl
  • 11.5 qt. capacity
  • Wide 1.5 to 22 lb. batch range
  • High lift drive head, lift assist
  • High torque industrial motor
  • Stainless food-contact parts
  • Infinite variable speed
  • Durable powder coat finishes
  • Quiet operation
  • Made in Italy


Dough Mixer for Bread, Pizza & More!

Focaccia bread with olivesIf 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 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.

  • “This machine is incredible, my pizza dough has never been so smooth and silky. The variable speed works well even with high hydration dough, it blends everything together effortlessly. If you ever considered this mixer, stop right now, buy it, it’s worth every penny.”

    – James B., QC


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.

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-8S. Epoxy powder coating over a steel cabinet protects the handsome appearance of your Famag mixer.


Famag's IM-8S mixes and kneads up to 22 lbs. of dough, but also handles batches as small as 1.5 lbs. equally as well. In terms of flour capacity, this is 13 lbs. down to as little as 1 lb. 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.

Famag spiral dough mixers are available in a wide selection of colors. Silver, Steel and Marina are pearl finishes that have a subtle pearlescent luster.

Famag IM-8S Spiral Mixer Colors

Arctic White Famag mixer Silver Ruby Red
Arctic White Silver Ruby
 Bright Red Oyster white Steel
Maraschino Oyster Steel
Famag IM-8S charcoal mixer Royal blue Famag mixer Famag IM-8S in Lemon Gelato yellow
Charcoal Marina Lemon Gelato


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-8S 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.

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Famag IM-8S 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
1.5 to 22 lbs. (0.7 to 10 kg)
Flour Capacity 1 to 13 lbs. (0.5 to 5.9 kg)
Industrial Motor 110V, 350W, 1PH
Dimensions: Arm Down (W x D x H)1 20.5" x 10.75" x 17"
Dimensions: Arm 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 110 RPM, Bowl 12.2 RPM
Highest Speed Hook 270 RPM, Bowl 30 RPM
Speed Control Infinitely variable
Kneading Arm Lifts Up Yes
Removable Bowl Yes
Warranty 3 year commercial or home
The Famag IM-8S kneads up to 22 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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Brand Famag
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 77 lb.
Capacity 11.5 qt., 11L
Speeds Variable
RPM Slowest: Hook 110, Bowl 12.2 / Top speed: Hook 270, Bowl 30
Horsepower 1/2 HP
Volts AC 110
Watts 350
Hz 60
Cord Length 72"
Cord-End Plug Std. 120V
UPC Does not apply
Origin Imported
Commercial Warranty Yes
Warranty Length 3 years


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  • Purpose Built - Robust Design
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    Highly Recommend based on initial experience

    Heavy solid build
    Stable while mixing, no walking around the counter
    I get the feeling that the mixer has more power than it will ever need
    It’s quiet, no Kitchen Aid scream
    12 qt. bowl, removable
    Tilt head for easy cleaning
    Breaker bar
    Very smooth slow start
    Variable speed adjustment is also very smooth, no sudden jumps
    $700 less than the only other option I could find
    3-year warranty
    PHG’s 100% satisfaction guarantee

    None that I have found so far

    Some may not like the fact that this is a dedicated dough mixer. I was looking for an affordable one trick pony. The Famag checked all the boxes.
    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • 3 Month Report: What I should have bought 40 years ago.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Like everyone else said, this is a great machine. Quiet, strong, no fussing with climbing dough or anything else. Just put the ingredients in, turn it on, and go about your business. In a few minutes, the dough is done. 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, this is so much easier. And of course PHG's service and price were superb. Glad I "accidentally" saw this advertised on your website!

    3 months later:
    This mixer will quickly process any bread or cookie dough thrown at it. After decades of struggling with all-purpose mixers, this one is a real blessing when it comes to dough. The only thing I don't care for are the wing nuts that must be loosened and tightened whenever the head is raised and lowered. This would be tedious if one were using the mixer all day long but, in my case, I can live with it as I only use it a few times a week. Nothing like it for the price for mixing dough!
    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Famag excels
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I was so happy when I received the email about this mixer, I whipped out my credit card and ordered mine that day. I’ve looked for a mixer that has a fixed breaker bar for a long time and all that were available were wired for European electricity. I make a lot of bagels and wanted a mixer that could handle low hydration doughs. I've made a few batches now and can say that it handled that stiff dough like it was butter. It’s quiet, I like the slow start, it doesn’t shimmy around-just gets with it. I was finally able to achieve that creamy dough look like you see in videos. I mixed a single batch, mixed great - and then up to 8 lbs. The dough doesn’t ride up on the hook. One giant plus is being able to take the bowl off to empty and clean it. I have several (okay four) of the larger and better known mixers and while a couple will do the job of mixing bagels if I stop and start, to keep the motors from breaking, the Famag excels and is powerful. It’s awesome, now I wish I had purchased the larger one.
    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • It’s a Beast!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    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. So, very happy so far. Raising the head is easy. Removing the bowl with 20 pound of dough was a little tricky, but worked out OK.
    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • For real bread enthusiasts
    By on - Verified Buyer
    For the longest time I've been in search of the perfect bread mixer. I have many Kitchen Aid mixers of all sizes and have never been satisfied with them. I believe they were really designed for cakes and cookies mostly. I never really felt like I had the right tool for the job. I've taken various bread workshops and they always have spiral mixers. So it dawned on me that the right tool for the right job is a spiral mixer. I've had my eye on the first spiral mixer that PHG has stocked for a long time. It looks like a dandy unit but I hesitated because it did not have a breaker bar. Not that I'm an expert but all of other ones I've seen and used in bread classes had the bowl turning, the spiral hook twirling and a breaker bar. So one day I'm surfing the PHG site and I see this newcomer to the spiral mixer section. And I decide now is the time to jump in. I've only used it a couple of times so far, but it is a dream. Behaves just like the ones I've used at King Arthur and other classes I've taken. I'm still getting used to it. It has a variable speed instead of a 1 or 2 speed switch so you have more flexibility. I'll write more about it after I've used it for various kinds of dough. I want to use it for my high hydration doughs in the mid to high 70s, pizza, brioche, bagels, pretzels, rye, and various breads from J Hamelman’s book, the whole spectrum. At 77 lbs it's a beast but will not walk as KA mixers often do.
    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
    By on - Verified Buyer
    My experience with the FAMAG IM8S is grand. Works quietly kneading the dough perfectly up to 10 pounds at a time. I have never used a machine of this class. Extremely well built. The Italians have done it again!

    My previous experience was with a VARIMIXER V5. It does a great job as well, but only half the capacity. If one needs a mixer this size, this is the one to buy. Best performance for very little money.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Wow!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    After using another top-quality spiral mixer, I'm amazed at the superior performance of the Famag IM8S! For my usage, traditional Neapolitan and New York-style pizza dough, the breaker bar and wide-range variable speed control of the Famag IM8S are revolutionary. I'm still just learning the mixer, and I've produced my best dough ever. It's built like a tank, and I think it will stand up well to the test of time.

    Pleasant Hill Grain was just great to deal with in the transaction, and they should be commended for carrying such unique specialty products in the US market!!
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • A Baker's Dream
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The short time I've had the Famag, I can say I made a brilliant purchase. I've gone through two Bosch Universals in about ten years. Thought it was the cat's meow. I'm relegating it to work with my easy bake oven. (Just kidding) The Famag produces the most fantastic dough I ever have made. A positive window pane test is achieved in a quarter of the time. It's also really easy to clean. I'll be back to buying my flour at 50#s a crack. This mixer has reignited my baking passion.
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Terrific mixer
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Terrific mixer. It's replacing another one speed spiral mixer that I've used for about ten years. The multi speed and the ability to remove the bowl are huge pluses. The metal safety guard is much more practical than the plastic safety guards, as the openings make it easy to add ingredients without stopping the machine and opening the guard. The mixer runs evenly, the speed adjustment works smoothly, and the mixer itself mixes the doughs excellently and seems to be really solid.
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Worth every penny!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    This machine is incredible, my pizza dough has never been so smooth and silky. The variable speed works well even with high hydration dough, it blends everything together effortlessly. If you ever considered this mixer, stop right now, buy it, it’s worth every penny.
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
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