Universal Plus Bosch Mixers
When you purchase The World’s Greatest Mixer® you expect the best money can buy, which is why here at Bosch Mixers we pride ourselves on creating quality, state-of-the-art kitchen machines that you’re proud to use in your home.
The Mixer With Unlimited Possibilities® has a powerful bottom drive motor, easy-to-clean parts, and countless accessories that will streamline your kitchen routine.
We want you to get the most out of your Bosch® Universal Plus Mixer. That’s why we made this comprehensive guide to keep you mixing up success and learn the best way to care for your machine so that it lasts for years to come!
First Use & Cleaning
Before using, wash the mixing bowl, lids, and bowl tools. Some residual food-grade lubricant may be present on certain parts of your mixer. The food-grade lubricant is applied during manufacturing to keep parts working when in use. DO NOT immerse the motor base.
- Remove the driveshaft from the mixing bowl.
- Wash the parts as directed.
- Dry the bowl thoroughly! Never place a wet bowl back onto the mixer or store it in a locked position.
- Replace the drive shaft with the bowl.
- Wipe the front of the mixer with a damp cloth only to protect the eco-friendly printing. Do not use soap.
- If needed, remove excess moisture from the drive socket with a dry cotton swab. Occasionally you may lightly lubricate the socket with a cotton swab dipped in mineral oil, or other food grade oil, to remove debris and prevent corrosion.
Hand Wash Only
DO NOT IMMERSE THE MOTOR BASE
Getting to Know Your Mixer
- Drive Cover
- High-Speed Drive
- High-Torque Drive
- Power Cord
- Control Knob
- Place the mixer on a clean, dry surface to ensure the suction feet
will grip securely.
- Unwind the Power Cord (d) and plug it in.
- When using the High-Torque Drive (c), the Detachable Cover (a) must be clicked into place on the High-Speed Drive (b); otherwise, the motor will not start.
- The High-Torque Drive (c) powers the mixing bowl. Both drives (b&c) power many other optional attachments that can be viewed in this book.
- Turning the Control Knob (e) to the left “M” is a momentary “pulse” position and provides full speed and power for the time it is held in position. “0/off”, is the off position.
- Turning the Control Knob (e) to the right beginning with Speed 1 the lowest speed. The speed increases with each succeeding step up to the highest speed, Speed 4. Start at the lowest speed and gradually increase to higher speeds.
- When using your Bosch® Mixer it is important to use the attachment best equipped to handle the load. Throughout this book, you will find recipes for all the different attachments and how to best use them.
Baking Bread #LikeABosch
Use instant yeast or bread machine yeast. This may be added with dry ingredients and does not need to be dissolved in water. Store yeast in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze to maintain freshness.
When a recipe calls for oil and honey, put oil in a measuring cup first and then honey. This allows honey to slide out more easily.
To test if the dough has risen enough, press a finger lightly and quickly into the dough. If indentation springs back, let rise additional time. If indentation remains or comes back slowly, the dough has risen enough.
If bread cracks on the sides, it may be that the dough has not risen long enough or too much dough has been put in the pan.
Start counting kneading time as soon as you have added the last of the flour.
It is always best to stop kneading early, rather than to over knead.
A typical kneading time for bread is 5-8 minutes using Speed 2 or 3 depending on the batch size.
Using a meat thermometer is extremely helpful in determining when bread is done. Bread is done when the internal temperature is 190ºF-200ºF and the top is golden brown.
When baking sweet bread or braided-filled bread, it may be necessary to tent the top with foil for the last 5-10 minutes to avoid over-browning.
Bosch Mixer Bread Steps
- Add ingredients to the bowl in this order: liquids first, next 1/2 the recommended flour, and other dry ingredients, (yeast on top). Pulse the “M” switch a few times. Mix on speed 2 until just combined. Optional: before continuing kneading let the dough rest 15-30 minutes, until bubbly. (This will enhance the flavor and texture).
- Gradually add more flour until dough pulls from the sides and bottom of the bowl and forms a ball.
- Knead the dough for 5-8 minutes, until smooth and elastic, so a small piece can be gently stretched to form a translucent “window,” without tearing.
- Remove dough from the bowl and place it on a lightly oiled surface (for whole wheat dough) or a lightly floured surface (for white dough). Divide into equal portions depending on pan size. Shape as desired and place in greased pans. The dough should fill the pan about halfway.
- Cover and let rise until doubled, 20-60 minutes, depending on the size and shape of the dough and room temperature. You may wish to double rise your dough. This is best done by letting the dough rise in the bowl with the cover on and then kneading for 1 additional minute before shaping it into loaves.
- Bake until golden brown. Filled loaf bread such as jalapeño cheese or cinnamon swirl typically takes up to 5 minutes longer to bake than standard loaves.
#64457 Perfect for all doughs and large batches from soft cookies to whole wheat bread.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Why is there white grease on my Bowl and Wire Whips?
A: It is a food-grade lubricant applied to the spur gear and whips to ensure the best possible performance. Excess may be cleaned off.
- Q: How to mix small quantities?
A: Use the Dough Hook Extender #MUZ6DE1 for doughs. Using the “M” momentary pulse features with the whips and other accessories will help to begin mixing small quantities.
- Q: What is my warranty?
A: The Bosch® Mixer warranty covers materials to be free from defects under household use only. For 3 years, on the motor and transmission, and 1 year, on plastics and other parts, from the date of purchase.
- Q: Why is there rust on my drive pin?
A: It is important to keep the high torque drive dry see pg 2. You can clean the rust off with steel wool or a Brillo® pad.
- Q: Why is my dough hook or metal whip drive black?
A: It is important to only hand wash these items see pg 3. To restore to an original sheen. Clean the oxidized metal off with steel wool or a Brillo® pad and air dry. Coat in oil and let sit overnight. Lastly, wipe off excess oil.