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Häussler Alpha Mixer

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Haussler Alpha spiral dough mixer, red
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SKU: RU449, Part Number: 060554691686, Shop more Häussler items
  • $1,999.00 - $2,199.00
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Features

  • Made in Germany
  • High-lift drive head
  • Power-rotating bowl
  • Removable 9 qt. bowl
  • Low-oxidation, spiral hook
  • Gentle and powerful kneading 
  • Easy-operating control panel
  • 30 minute timer
  • High-torque industrial motor
  • Easy cleanup
  • Rugged steel housing
  • Durable powder coat finishes
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Strong, quiet chain drive
  • Wide 1.5 to 16 lb. batch range
  • 2-speeds (1-speed by special order)
  • Optional whip set accessory
  • Optional stirring paddle accessory

Description

Häussler Alpha Mixer

Baker with artisan breadsThe 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.

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.

  • “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

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 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 10.6 lbs. (0.5 to 4.8 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"
Weight 64 lbs.
Speeds 2
Timers 1
Max. Timer Setting 30 minute
Kneading Arm Lifts Up Yes
Removable Bowl Yes
Certifications CE
Warranty 1 year commercial or home

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Available in white, red, blue, charcoal gray or silver finish, or in bead-blasted luster stainless steel.

Haussler Alpha 1-speed mixers are available as a special order item. Please contact for details.

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.

  • “I've used the Alpha for two weeks and it’s making the nicest doughs ever. The doughs are robust but elastic and smooth. Pastry dough turns out beautifully as well... I'm very, very happy. Buying from Pleasant Hill Grain was flawless too!”

    – Philip Z., NC

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Specs

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Manufacturer Part Number 060554691686
Brand Häussler
Width Arm down w/o bowl: 15.5" / Arm up: 18"
Depth Facing control panel, w/o bowl: 7.75"
Height Arm down: 16.4" / Arm up: 23.5"
Product Weight (lbs.) 64 lb.
Housing Material Steel
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
Volts AC 110
Watts 370
Amps 3.3
Hz 60
Phase 1
Certifications CE
Cord Length 79"
Cord-End Plug Std. 120V
Cord Storage Yes
UPC 060554691686
Origin Imported
Commercial Warranty Yes
Warranty Length 1 Year

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  • Works extremely well with all doughs
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I 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.
    34 out of 34 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • The Journey is Over
    By on - Verified Buyer
    There 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.
    24 out of 24 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great Mixer
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Our 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.
    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Big upgrade
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I'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.
    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Best mixer ever
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I'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.
    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Absolutlely the best mixer
    By on - Verified Buyer
    This 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.
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    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!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Amazing mixer!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    So 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?
  • It's everything I hoped it would be...
    By on - Verified Buyer
    After 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?
  • Very good.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    A very good mixer. All the clichés; buy once, cry once, built like a tank, last you a lifetime, heirloom quality, etc.

    Plusses
    - Weight. This can also be a minus, but, as with a tractor, heaver is better. This mixer will not dance.
    - Just about all metal parts; chain, gears, housing.
    - Simple intuitive controles.
    - Very large bowl. Not the largest, but right up there. Multiple loaves capacity.
    - Not a one trick pony, IF you buy the additional attachments. This was a significant selling point for me. If you are just doing dough, you can do just as good if not better with a Famag for less.

    Minuses
    - Weight. Like I said, I think this is a plus, but if you are feeble or not very strong, and I'm not particularly strong, it can be a bear to set up and move around. You are not going to be taking this out when you need it and putting it away when you are done, unless you have one of those lift shelves. Which I would kind of recommend for this mixer.
    - The protective plastic cover. I don't like it. I don't like that it shuts off when you lift it. I don't like that it does not turn back on when you close it and you have to push a button to get it going again. I am not using the mixer commercially and I don't have any children running around. I will be modifying this feature. I think it would have been less annoying if it had at least been a metal wire cover.
    - No breaker bar. But then again, it's not a one trick pony.
    - Price. $$$$ Yeah. Well, that just comes with quality.
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • FANTASTIC: 2-Year Report
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I purchased this mixer two years ago and use it regularly to mix high hydration dough for baguettes and brioches. What a time saver it is! I used to make multiple batches using the Kitchen Aid but now I can make (14) 20" baguettes in a single batch.

    Using the optional paddle attachment, this mixer can also handle several pounds of cookie dough and there is no need to stop the mixer to clean the side of the bowl. This mixer is primarily for bread and the paddle attachment does not work very well to incorporate air when creaming butter and sugar for cake batter.

    It looks absolutely stunning on the counter top and our guests are very impressed by its industrial appearance.

    I have yet to use the optional whip attachment to make a Genoise or a Meringue Buttercream. Even if the result is less than adequate for such types of foaming method, I am thrilled to use the Haussler for bread making.
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
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