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
- Add all of the ingredients for the bread to the mixing bowl except for the flour.
- Add 1/2 of the flour or enough to form a thick batter about twice the thickness of pancake batter.
- 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.
- Add in the remaining flour and knead the dough for 4 to 5 additional minutes.
- 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.
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.