Have you been looking to upgrade your commercial dough mixers? When trying to determine which commercial dough mixers are right for you, there are many options to consider. Whether it be more of a retail- or industrial-focus bakery, there is a perfect dough mixer available. Below we will go over two main types of commercial dough mixers.
Commercial Dough Mixers
Planetary Dough Mixer:
Arguably the most common type of commercial dough mixer, planetary mixers, like the Escher PM Professional Line, are more of the one-size-fits-all dough mixer. These mixers are always supplied with interchangeable tools like a dough hook, spiral and whisk, along with an interchangeable stainless steel bowl. These mixers are generally referred to and sized based on their bowl volume rather than capacity because specific weights of doughs widely vary.
The mixing action occurs through rotation of the tool against the stationary mixing bowl. This type of mixing action is generally best suited for doughs and batters with relatively high fat content that are not yeasted. This is mainly due to the higher levels of friction and heat input generated by the rotating tool with a stationary bowl. While this type of mixer can produce quality yeasted doughs, the margin for error is relatively small due to the high amount of heat input. Another quality line of planetary dough mixer is the Escher PM Line.
Spiral Dough Mixer:
Spiral mixers, like the Mech Masz S-Mix, are a favorite for most artisan bread bakeries because of their ability to minimize heat input into yeasted doughs and to properly develop gluten structure without overworking the dough.
These commercial dough mixers are designed with heavy-duty drive motors and gearboxes that deliver high torque to allow them to still be used with low-absorption doughs. In addition, spiral mixers can also properly process even very small amounts of dough in relation to the max capacity. Spiral mixers are most commonly named by the maximum weight of dough that can be processed in each batch. The drawback of spiral mixers is their flexibility and versatility in types of doughs that can be processed. Another great spiral dough mixer we offer is the Escher MD W Line.