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Famag IM-8 Spiral Dough Mixer

SKU: RH743, Part Number: IM-8, Shop more Famag items
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  • Spiral mixing action
  • Gentle, low-oxidation kneading
  • Doesn't heat dough
  • Integrated offset breaker bar
  • Power rotating bowl
  • 11.6 qt. (11 liter) capacity
  • Wide 3.6 to 17.6 lb. (1.6 to 8kg) 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
  • Buy Now, Pay Later option through PayPal


Famag IM-8 Spiral Dough Mixer

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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: 98-245 or 130-312 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


    98-245 RPM 1:8 Above on this page.


    98-245 RPM 1:8 Above on this page.


    130-312 RPM 1:9 Call or email to place special order. 


    130-312 RPM 1:9 Above on this page.

  • “I'm amazed at the superior performance of the Famag IM8S! For 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.”

    – Adam M., NH

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.


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 130-312 RPM, while the hook on the standard IM-8S mixer runs at 98-245 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.


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 2.6 lbs. (1.2 kg) equally as well. In terms of flour capacity, this is 11 lbs. (5 kg) down to as little as 1.6 lbs. (750 g) of flour. Capacity of the stainless steel bowl is 11.6 quarts (11 liters). The kneading arm of the Famag 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 50-60% Hydration

  Flour Total Weight
IM-5 6.6 lbs / 3 kg 11 lbs. / 5 kg
IM-8 11 lbs / 5 kg 17.6 lbs. / 8 kg
IM-10 15.4 lbs / 7 kg 23 lbs. / 10.5 kg
IM-15 17.6 lbs / 8 kg 26 lbs. / 12 kg
IM-20 26.4 lbs / 12 kg 39.6 lbs. / 18 kg
IM-30 37 lbs / 17 kg  66 lbs. / 30 kg
IM-40 55 lbs / 25 kg 83 lbs. / 38 kg
IM-50 72.7 lbs / 33 kg 110 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 55-65%, the mixer can be operated at speeds 1 through 5. With 65-75% hydration, at speeds 1 through 6-7, and with dough over 75% hydration, at speeds 1 through 8-10. These are general guidelines, as dough characteristics vary. If mixing dough that's less than 60% hydration, it's recommend to only fill the bowl to 50% capacity, and mix for only 10 minutes at a time; judgment must be exercised in any case, to avoid kneading dough so dry it’s outside of normal baking parameters, regardless of the hydration numbers. With dough over 60% hydration, dough can be mixed for up to 20-25 minutes before the mixer should be turned off for about 40 minutes.


There are two buttons on the Famag mixer for controlling the direction of both the dough hook and bowl. The left arrow button moves the spiral hook in a downward motion, and the right arrow button moves the hook in an upward motion. The left arrow button can be referred to as the “forward” direction while the right arrow button can be referred to as the “reverse” direction.

Some users incorporate ingredients with the spiral hook turning in an upward motion, to reduce the amount of oxygen incorporated into the ingredients, and then switch to a downward motion to knead the dough. Others users prefer to mix with the hook turning in a downward motion from start to finish.


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, and Ruby 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 Galaxy color for Famag IM-8S mixer  
Emerald Galaxy  

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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. Based on 50-60% hydration dough.
2. Dimensions are measured from facing the control panel.
For more details see the specs tab, above.

Famag IM-8 Spiral Mixer

Bowl Capacity 11.6 Q (11 L)
Bowl Dimensions (Inside dia. x H) 10.2" x 8.6"
Bowl Weight 5.5 lbs.
Dough Capacity1
3.5 to 17.6 lbs. (1.6 to 8 kg) 
Flour Capacity1 2.2 to 11 lbs. (1 to 5 kg)
Industrial Motor 110V, 400W, 1PH
Dimensions: Head Down (W x D x H)2 20.5" x 10.75" x 17"
Dimensions: Head Up (W x D x H)2 23" x 10.75" x 28.5"
Base Dimensions (W x D)2 18.75" x 9.5"
Weight 77 lbs.
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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Manufacturer Part NumberIM-8
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.
Bowl Dimensions (Dia. x H)10.2" x 8.6"
Bowl Weight5.5 lbs.
Capacity (volume)11.6 qt., 11L
Dough Capacity3.5 to 17.6 lbs (1.6 to 8 kg)
Flour Capacity2.2 to 11 lbs (1 kg to 5 kg)
RPMSelect an option from the dropdown menu
Horsepower1/2 HP
Volts AC110
Cord Length72"
Cord-End PlugStd. 120V
Cord StorageYes
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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