The Bosch MUM4005 Compact Mixer gives apartment tenants and small-kitchen owners reason to rejoice. This truly compact, lightweight mixer is a perfect solution for those looking for a powerful, multiple-purpose machine but lack the counter-space or budget for a more conventional stand-mixer. Don’t be fooled by the lightweight, easy to clean plastic housing. Internally, the Compact Mixer has a durable 4-speed motor that is surprisingly capable of kneading stiff bread doughs and fluffing delicate meringues.
The Bosch Compact Mixer stands at just over 10 inches tall and 11 inches wide and easily stows away in a cabinet or drawer when not in use. A dough hook, stirring whisk, and beating whisk are included and leave no ingredients behind, thanks to the mixer’s planetary mixing motion. A full range of attachments, including blender, grinder, shredder, food processor and more are available to transform this model from a mixer to an all-purpose machine. Not only does this mixer take up very little room, but it may also quickly replace your other kitchen appliances.
The innovative contained design prevents spills and flour clouds. Additionally, the rotating arm can easily be moved out of the way to provide access to the bowl. Since all of the pieces are dishwasher-safe, the Bosch Compact Mixer is a breeze to clean. Overall, this is a well-built, space-saving appliance at a low price point.
Bosch MUM4405 Compact Mixer Features and Specification
- 400 watt motor with 4-speed options and a locking, park mode
- 4 Electronically controlled speeds plus locking park position
- Planetary mixing for smooth, consistent mixing with nothing left out
- Lightweight, durable plastic housing
- Included attachments: dough hook, stirring whisk, and beating whisk
- Works with accessories while saving on space
- Product Dimensions: 13″ D x 11″ W x 10 1/2″ H
- Shipping Weight: 12 pounds
- Warranty: 1-year warranty
Owners of the Bosch Compact Mixer are overjoyed to have found an impressively powerful machine in such a small package and give it a full five-star rating. One review even claimed that the Compact Mixer is the best thing in her kitchen and even outperforms her larger, Kitchen Aid stand mixer. In addition to creating a unique approach to powered mixing, Bosch has struck an impressive balance between lightweight design and durability.
While some “all-in-one” devices fail to impress, reviewers agree that this machine truly does it all beyond expectation. Users comment that, despite its small size, this mixer handles a full batch of heavy bread dough without becoming bogged down or vibrating. Several reviewers had purchased the additional accessories and were largely impressed with their performance. One user even claimed that that blender attachment turned her Compact Mixer into the best blender she’d ever owned.
Due to its unique design, the Compact Mixer only works with the bowl that it comes with, which some reviewers found disgruntling. However, this is to be expected with several models of stand-mixer and can usually be avoided by opting for a hand-mixer instead.
One of the rare negative comments involved trying to mix very small batches. While the Bosch Compact Mixer is able to accomplish more than expected, some were disappointed in the mixers’ performance on very small batches, like beating a single egg. It seems that the mixer needs at least a certain minimum of ingredients to mix properly.
Overall, reviewers are thrilled with this mixer. When it comes to size and performance, the Bosch Compact Mixer is in a league of its own. Since the mixer is capable of doing so much, it’s difficult to compare it to other stand-mixers, especially at this very affordable price point.
If counter-space is not your primary concern and you are interested in making larger batches, you may want to consider upgrading to the similar Bosch Universal Plus Mixer, which comes with a larger capacity, more wattage and free blender attachment. However, those just starting out on their own, as well as those with minimal kitchen space, will find their needs more than met with the Bosch MUM44005 Compact Mixer. We are proud to recommend this outstanding, unique machine that perfectly fills an often overlooked niche.