"If your shipping was any faster the box would have caught on fire."
— Don H., PA
- Made in Germany
- High-lift drive head with lift assist
- Power-rotating, removable 9 qt. bowl
- Low-oxidation, spiral mixing/kneading hook
- Gentle and powerful kneading action
- Easy-operating control panel with 30 minute timer
- High-torque industrial motor
- Easy cleanup
- Rugged steel housing
- Handsome, durable powder coat finishes
- Virtually maintenance free
- Strong, quiet chain drive
- Suitable for as little as 2 lbs. of dough
- Optional whip set accessory
- Optional stirring paddle accessory
Clearance: Häussler Alpha Mixer, Two Speed, Charcoal
This is an R1 clearance item. Please check the tables below to see how we rate our clearance items.
The unique Alpha mixer by Häussler offers the home gourmet a countertop spiral mixer of exceptional strength and effectiveness. The Alpha offers the advanced features of the larger SP-series mixers into a more compact footprint. With its design centered around the power rotating bowl and spiral dough hook, the Alpha gently but powerfully works a wide range of dough types, from very heavy to very high hydration artisan doughs. Click here to see a.
“I'm completely satisfied with this mixer. It makes the most incredible lofty loaves of artisan sourdough. It is also beautiful to look at and made with incredible first rate materials. ”
– Ann L., NY
Uncompromising quality: Häussler construction quality is far above the ordinary. The Alpha mixer boasts true commercial-level design, a key feature of which is its smooth, powerful chain drive. The high angle lift of the drive head provides extraordinary access to the bowl, and lifting the head is effortless thanks to a pressurized lift-assist cylinder. The case is heavy gauge steel, as evidenced by the machine's hefty 64 lb. weight. With a depth of 7.75", width of 17.75" (with bowl, arm down), and standing 16.4" tall (arm down), the Alpha is sized perfectly for the kitchen of the serious gourmet. In its elegantly handsome cabinet, even between mixing tasks the Alpha makes a bold statement.
“Absolutely the best mixer for home or small commercial use. I made a huge batch, over 2 Kg, of baguettes that were easier to shape than ever before. I made Pain de Campagne and the taste, believe me or not, was far better due to this mixer.”
– Andrew M., NJ
|For more details see the specs tab, above.|
Häussler Alpha Two Speed Mixer
|Bowl Capacity||9 Q (9.5 L)|
|Bowl Dimensions (Dia. x H)||11" x 6.4"|
|Bowl Weight||5.1 lbs.|
|Dough Capacity (high hydration)||1.5 to 16 lbs. (0.7 to 7.25 kg)|
|Flour Capacity||1 to 10 lbs. (0.5 to 4.5 kg)|
|Industrial Motor||110V, 370W, 1PH|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||Arm down, w/o bowl:
15.5" x 7.75" x 16.4"
|Max. Timer Setting||30 minute|
|Kneading Arm Lifts Up||Yes|
|Warranty||1 year commercial or home|
The Häussler Alpha can be ordered online or by phone. Pleasant Hill Grain is the exclusive U.S. importer of Häussler mixers, and we'd love to visit with you if you have any questions about these special mixers.
Descriptions of Ratings for Clearance Store Items
(Expanded descriptions in next table)
|Minimum Discount||Mechanically Perfect||Free Shipping Over $59||Standard Return Policy||Full
|R1||Returned. Non-working surfaces have new or nearly new appearance. Working surfaces may have slight wear marks.||10%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|R2||Returned, nearly-new appearance. Slight to moderate flaws on non-working surfaces.||15%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|FR||Factory-refurbished unit.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|D||Brief demonstration use only, not previously sold.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DIS||Discontinued.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Varies by item|
|U||Used.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SDB||Scratched and/or dented, or otherwise blemished.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NOS||New old stock.||Varies by item.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bottom Line: If you’re a highly detail-oriented person, we recommend sticking to “R1.” But after a week’s use, the only real difference between one of these items and a brand new one will be the money you saved.|
Expanded Ratings Descriptions
|R1||Very close scrutiny is required to tell that the item isn’t brand new. Working surfaces may show slight wear; for example, the bottom-inside of a Bosch mixer bowl may show swirl marks because Bosch mixer whips are designed to “float” against bottom of bowl. Non-working surfaces (cabinet, control panel) look essentially new. Carton may not be perfect.|
|R2||Typically has a small scuff or mark on a non-working surface like a mixer cabinet or the top of a pressure cooker lid.|
|FR||Mostly returned items which have been brought fully up to new-equipment performance specs at the factory.|
|D||Demonstration items have been operated briefly at Pleasant Hill Grain.|
|DIS||These items have never been used but we no longer sell them at full price in our store because it was discontinued by us or by the manufacturer.|
|U||Has had light use.|
|SDB||Has moderate damage or blemish on a non-working surface, such as a scratch or dent in the housing, or paint blemish.|
|NOS||A brand new item that isn't the newest model.|
Did we forget something? If you need more information about this product, please tell us what else you'd like to know with a quick email or live chat!
|Width||Arm down: 17.75" / Arm up: 20.25|
|Depth||Facing control panel, w/o bowl: 7.75"|
|Height||Arm down: 16.4" / Arm up: 23.5|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||64 lb.|
|Bowl Material||Stainless steel|
|In-Bowl Attachments Material||Stainless steel|
|Capacity (volume)||9 qt.|
|RPM||Speed 1: Hook 116, Bowl 17.5 / Speed 2: Hook 177, Bowl 26.5|
|Cord-End Plug||Std. 120V|
|Warranty Length||1 year|
We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.
By Da Bäckabua on 6/29/2019 - Verified BuyerI had to make a decision between this mixer, the Ankarsrum and a Famag. All three mixers are getting great reviews and it seems each mixer is designed to be ideal for their country of origin.
The Famag coming from Italy has a permanently fixed spiral which is great for kneading strong gluten wheat doughs, the predominant dough used in Italy for bread, pizza and pasta.
The Ankarsrum from Sweden is probably the best mixer for rye doughs, the most popular grain in Nordic countries. Rye doughs can't form a gluten network and require more of a gentle mixing rather than kneading. Nobody beats Ankarsrum in doing this.
The Häussler is from Germany. According to the bread register of the German Institute for Bread (of course there is such a thing), there are now more than 3,200 officially recognized types of bread in the country. So the range of different grains (wheat, spelt, rye, emmer, einkorn etc. ) and flours (fine to very coarse, refined to whole) is huge and a mixer needs to accommodate all of them. As an example mixing a Pumpernickel dough with a spiral will not work very well, so the Alpha allows to switch to a paddle, which works great for this soft dough. As much as I would have loved to save money there was no alternative to the Häussler since I need the flexibility of different mixing attachments. I bake everything from classic wheat sourdough, to ancient grains, pizza, pasta, Pumpernickel and this mixer was the best choice for someone like me.26 out of 26 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Genki in CA on 2/13/2017 - Verified BuyerThere isn't much to say except this is simply the best mixer for bread. End of story. I started with the Hobart N50 which is amazing but too small, really, for the quantity I make (although it certainly has the power). Then I went to the Electrolux Kitchen Assistent which is also a great mixer but again, not the right size or power. Finally, this is the right mixer in terms of power, size, and productivity.16 out of 16 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Sergej M. in MN on 5/15/2016 - Verified BuyerOur friends have had a Häussler mixer for nine years. They use it at least three times a week and it still works like new. We have a mixer from a different company, not even half as old, and it started to break down already. We're pleased to have purchased the Häussler mixer.16 out of 16 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Michael M. in IL on 10/12/2015 - Verified BuyerIf you're a bread fanatic, this is the mixer for you! Super commercial quality and dough never felt so smooth or reacted so well!14 out of 14 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Rhonda P. in TX on 4/17/2017 - Verified BuyerI've had four mixers, all well know brands, but now I've found the one that gets the job of mixing dough done! The Haussler plows through bagel dough like a beast, never slowing down or taxing the motor. I'm beyond happy that I purchased this mixer. I can now sell the Bosch, Ankarsrum and Kitchen Aid.13 out of 13 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Bob Halperin on 3/24/2017 - Verified BuyerThe Haussler Alpha mixer is simply the best dough mixer I have ever owned. I used to have a Bosch Universal. The construction center post was terrible, in that high hydration doughs stuck to it which negated the kneading action. In addition, the top of the post had many grooves which made it hard to clean.
The Haussler makes all kinds of doughs easy to knead. I have made a slack sourdough, a sturdy whole wheat, hard-to knead onion rolls and a sour rye. The Haussler handled all of them easily and beautifully. The machine is EXTREMELY easy to clean; I clean it in less than 5 minutes. The quality of the kneaded dough is far better, smoother and able to pass the "window pane" test than any other dough I have worked with.
Is the Haussler worth the money? Obviously, the answer depends on several factors such as your budget, how often you bake bread and what you're willing to spend for the best. I for one, am convinced it is worth the money and I am extremely happy I bought one.13 out of 13 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Roger in CA on 4/20/2018 - Verified BuyerI've been making 25% to 50% whole wheat breads with my KitchenAid Commercial KSM7990 for years but came close to killing it on a recent batch (which would be the third time I killed a KA mixer). So I lost my mind and bought this Haussler. Made two batches of bread this past weekend and, well, the Haussler didn't blink an eye. It was quiet, stable, and smooth. The timer is really convenient. It cleans easily. I should have bought one years ago.
I recommend buying the food-safe lubricant as well.12 out of 12 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Andrew M. in NJ on 1/27/2017 - Verified BuyerThis is absolutely the best mixer for home or small commercial use. I made a huge batch, over 2Kg, of baguettes that were easier to shape than ever before. I made Pain de Campagne and the taste, believe me or not, was far better due to this mixer. I'm able to make higher hydration doughs with this mixer with no problems; 75% hydration. The mixing time for the high hydration doughs are definitely less than 10 minutes. This mixer gives the dough the proper amount of air, dough strength, and gluten structure. Please note that sometimes the dough does ride up the hook.Moderator:
Andrew, we believe you'll find, as others have, that adding more of your recipe's liquid earlier in the process will produce the results you want while preventing dough from climbing the hook. Thanks for your review!8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Heather L. in ON on 2/4/2018 - Verified BuyerSo happy with this purchase, compact size, quiet and powerful motor! I can now use all of my bulk recipes at home! Purchasing from Pleasant Hill was easy and delivery to Canada was seamless!6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By LC in MA on 10/23/2018 - Verified BuyerAfter spending a few years looking for a machine that could handle bread dough, I bought the Haussler Alpha Mixer 2 speed a couple weeks ago after taking a bread workshop and seeing one there. Been using a Kitchenaid - a real trooper but not adequate.
With the Haussler, I'm able to mix (in one batch vs. many small batches) and actually develop gluten as well as try different methods I've read about - improved, intensive, double hydration etc. with no strain to the Haussler.
It's quiet, doesn't move (I can do other things while it works), mixes gently and thoroughly. I like the quality and simplicity of the machine. It's easy clean-up and maintenance seems like it won't be difficult down the road. I've subsequently bought the paddle and whip set for the unit.
Pleasant Hill Grain did a great job. I communicated with Michelle and Barb in customer service in regard to shipping. Both were very friendly and followed-up to make sure I was all set. My mixer came packaged with great care and protection.
The Haussler saves me time, makes incredible dough and noticeably better bread since I can now achieve proper gluten development. I'm exceedingly happy with my Haussler.4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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