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Electrolux Magic Mill DLX Mixer

The Electrolux Magic Mill DLX mixer at first glance is an odd looking mixer compared to others on the market. It has a large stainless steel bowl, an arm that swings over the top of it with a large round roller and scraper attached.

In fact the Electrolux Magic Mill DLX doesn’t work like any other mixer on the market. And, in fact it is this difference that has made the Electrolux Magic Mill DLX the best mixer I have ever had the privilege to use and I have used quite a few including the Bosh, Dimension 2000, Kitchen Aid, Kenwood mixers and others.

When it comes to making bread the Electrolux Magic Mill DLX mixer is simply incredible. I have completely abandoned my bread machine and now only use the Electrolux Magic Mill DLX mixer. Because the Electrolux Magic Mill DLX mixer works differently it takes a little alteration to bread recipes to get the best results. Don’t worry these changes are minor and well worth the effort.

5-Steps to Perfect Bread Dough

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the bread to the mixing bowl except for the flour.
  2. Add 1/2 of the flour or enough to form a thick batter about twice the thickness of pancake batter.
  3. Knead the batter on medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes it should start to look a bit stringy but still batter like. The strings are the gluten forming, this is a good thing.
  4. Add in the remaining flour and knead the dough for 4 to 5 additional minutes.
  5. Your dough is done, place the cover on the bowl and let rise until doubled.

This gives me perfect bread that comes out light, tender and well risen. By adding only part of the flour the gluten is allowed to really get worked and activated well, this gluten formation is important in creating light well risen loaves of bread.

The Electrolux Magic Mill DLX mixer is powerful and easy to use. By powerful I mean it has not had a single problem mixing or kneading any of my heaviest recipes. For example I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe (see below) that makes six-dozen cookies that is very thick and stiff and the mixer has no problems with it. I also make live flour bread which is made from ground sprouted wheat berries. This is thick and sticky dough and again the Electrolux Magic Mill DLX has no problems with it.

While the mixer does come with a regular dough hook I have only found a need to use it once. For the rest of my breads which are usually single loaf (bread machine) recipes the scraper and roller work great. But, should you need more than one loaf it is nice to know that with the stainless steel dough hook you are ready to go.

Besides the stainless steel bowl, scraper, roller and dough hook you also get a plastic bowl and whips for egg whites, whipped cream, puddings, pancake and waffle batter, etc. Basically anything that is about the consistency of cake batter can be mixed in this plastic bowl with the whips.

The controls on the unit are quite simple. There is the on/off/timer knob and then the power/speed control knob. The one feature I really like is the timer. It can be set for as little as 1 minute up to 12 minutes which is more than enough for any mixing or kneading job. The power/speed control knob allows you to adjust the speed from low all the way up to high or anything in between.

Don’t think that mixing, whipping and kneading is the only thing you can do with the Electrolux Magic Mill DLX mixer. It has an accessory port on the side for things like a grain mill, blender, citrus juicer, grain flaker for making oatmeal and the like, food/meat grinder, food processor and more. With all of these accessories your Electrolux Magic Mill DLX becomes the center of your kitchen and food preparation.

I can’t recommend the Electrolux Magic Mill DLX mixer enough. Sure it is a different design than other mixers especially when it comes to bread dough’s and cookie dough’s and the like, but it is this difference that I think really sets it apart from the others and makes it the best mixer I have ever owned and used. I love it.

Robert’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 6 Dozen

2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups oat flour, *see Note
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
24 ounces chocolate chips
8 ounces Hershey Bar, grated
3 cups nuts, chopped

Cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Then add the flour, oat flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well. Add the chocolate chips, grated Hershey Bar and nuts. Mix well. Shape dough in to 1″ balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes.

Notes:
The oat flour is simple to make simply take regular or quick cooking oatmeal (uncooked) and blend in a blender until it is a fine flour like consistency.

Live Flour Bread

Purchase: You can purchase a Electrolux Magic Mill DLX Mixer from Kodiak Health Products
or in our online store.

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  • How big is the bowl? I make 7 loaves in my old Bosch and am looking to replace it.

    Brenda Elmer
  • One question…is it feasible to beat egg whites in the metal bowl? as I’ve heard that plastic bowls harbour grease and can deflate an eggwhite meringue.

    Sherrie
  • When do you use the dough hook and not the roller and scraper?

    John Biswanger
  • Why did my whipping tool suddenly stop whipping. It’s just mixed the egg whites but didn’t whip it up. Any suggestions?

    rivky
  • Good question about the roller vs. the dough hook. I have not found either to work to knead dough. The bowl goes around and the dough stands still in the middle of the bowl, not moving. Only with very light, sticky dough do you get movement.

    Kathleen
  • I agree with this review. I have used a Magic Mill/Electrolux Assistent for over ten years. To answer some of the questions posed above:
    -Bowl size is 8 liters (slightly over 8 quarts.)
    -According to the manufacturer, both egg whites and cream can be beaten with the roller and scraper but the best results will come from using the plastic bowl and whisks. I have only used the plastic bowl and whisks for beating the two mentioned items.
    -According to the manufacturer, the roller and scraper can be used for kneading all amounts of dough up to maximum. Many people, however, feel more comfortable using the dough hook. Personally I use the dough hook only when kneading 15 or more cups of flour.
    -Were you using the whisks and plastic bowl? or the roller and scraper? If you were using the whisks, there may have been a disconnect between the drive shaft and whisk drive gears. If using the roller and scraper, there may have been a problem with the speed.
    -Make sure you read and follow the directions in the owners manual. In order to get the dough going with roller and scraper it may be necessary to manually move the roller arm to towards the center of the bowl and back a couple of times. As mentioned in this review, this mixer is not like any other we commonly come into contact with. Experiment with the Assistent and I am sure you will find what works for you and will be extremely satisfied with the results.

    Monty Tarr
  • I just bought a roller flaker for mine on line from Jalyns in Canada and now add a lot of rolled grains to my bread. Still only use the roller even with 15 – 16 cups of flour.. I find best to mix with about 1/2 flour first for about 3 minutes then add the rest of flour nicer consistency and excellent mixing…As for problem with dough staying in middle, play around with the location of your roller may need to be closer to center for larger batches of dough

    Grampa Knuckles
  • I have three mixers, a 35 yr old Kitchen Aid K45, a Pro 600 that is a few years old, and an Assistent N28 that I received about 6 weeks ago. The old K45 is still a great machine and fully functional and I will keep it to run my Kitchen Aid attachments (meat grinder and shredder). I bought the Pro 600 when I was unable to get a replacement bowl hold-down fixture for the K45 – which I later found for $16. I bought a “reconditioned” Pro 600 expecting a unit with some cosmetic defects. What I got was a machine that was tearing itself apart as it dropped metal particles onto the top of the dough hook from the drive shaft bushing. They cheerfully replaced it with a new one, which when I turned it on went immediately to speed 10 – irrespective of the speed setting. I returned that one and got one that was just noisy – enough so that I have to wear my ear protectors when using the mixer. My theory is that they don’t actually recondition anything, so “refurbished” is not a good description – they clearly don’t even test them. They just ship the rejects around until they find somebody who lives with it. I agree with the comments about getting hot – that seems to be a design problem with the fan attached to the motor shaft and not big enough to reject the heat produced by the larger motor at inefficient low speeds. Thus the caution in the manual to not run the dough hook at anything above speed 2 and not for more than 5 min at a time. Totally useless in my view. I have been trying to wear it out by kneading bread at higher speed with the paddle attachment (4 min at speed 4 for a 1 Kg batch of 75% hydration dough). It keeps getting louder (partly a result of a plastic gear housing I think) but it hasn’t failed yet. In any case, I finally got tired of it and decided to get something new. I selected the Assistent over the Bosch or the Hobart N50. The Assistent takes some getting use to and you have to convert your recipes to use it, but I am routinely making 3 Kg batches of 75% hydration ciabatta and running with the dough hook at speed 6 (out of eight) for 25 or 30 min to fully develop the gluten. See photos on Picasa:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/DocDough/BreadCurrentlyAllCiabatta?feat=directlink

    No complaints, and it doesn’t walk around on the counter unless you are mixing a smaller batch of stiff dough at high speed with the roller and have either flour or oil on the counter. I have found that the roller works best for kneading bread at batch sizes below 2 Kg and the dough hook is preferred for batches that have more than 1 Kg of liquid. In between you have a choice.

    Doc
  • I’ve read everyones remarks about the Magic Mill Assistent and have pretty much made up my mind that that is the way to go. But, I have a muffin recipe that calls for 17 cups of bran, sugar, flour, raisin bran, raisins, walnuts and orange peel is this too much for the plastic bowl or will the bread (stainless steel) bowl handle it. Now I use a Cuisinart 5.5 Qt. Stand Mixer and with this recipe the mix gets on top of the mixing paddle, not out of the bowl though. Will the Magic Mill be able to handle it?

    Bruce
  • I’ve had my Magic Mill Assistent for 5 years now. I love it. Makes wonderful, fluffy bread, that is 100% whole wheat. Yes, it will handle the 17 cups for your muffins. When I bought mine it came with the blender attachment. I used it to make some green smoothies and with the whole carrots, 1/4 lemons I tried to blend in it I managed to crack the blender jar. Then I had leaks into the motor, had to replace it, but it was totally worth it. Now I don’t use the blender part, but I love the stainless steeel bowl and the smaller plastic bowl and wisks for smaller projects-wonderful to whip egg whites.

    Eloise
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    Madeline Johnson

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