Is The “All-in-one” Bosch Styline Food Mixer Really The Ideal, Multifunctional Choice For Home Cooks?
The Bosch Styline Kitchen Machine Food Mixer may not sound like the most powerful kitchenaid in the world with its 700W motor, but its designers promise a great result and a range of delicious produce thanks to features like its ‘Multi-motion-drive’, 3L stainless steel bowl, electronic speed control and range of attachments.
These attachments include the dough hook, beater, whisk, continuous shredder and blender and they even come with a storage bag to keep them all together. Bosch claim this machine is perfect for those looking for an all in one appliance but do buyers share their enthusiasm?
What benefits have been mentioned in user reviews of this Bosch Styline “MUMS” Kitchen Machine?
There are many positive customer reviews for this machine and a large number of them are sharp, to-the-point reports that simply mention the clever design, ease of use, great produce and general satisfaction that it can bring to your everyday user.
Many go on to say that the Bosch Styline Kitchen Machine is fairly easy to learn with a bit of practice, that it is a joy to use because of the way they can easily switch between functions and the decent amount of attachments –although some question the lack of a spatula – and that it is pretty quiet when in use.
When talking about the produce, there are plenty of comments about successful smoothies, pancake batter and brilliantly chopped vegetables – thanks to the sharp, quick slicer – but it is the bread making function that seems to stand out the most from these reviews.
Nobody appears to have had a bad experience with this option and users are producing loaf upon loaf with ease, with some going as far as saying it is as good as a specialised bread maker. Many put this down to the quality of the dough hook but Bosch would say it is down to the power of the motor and quality of the gears.
Are there any areas where the Bosch 3.9 Litre 700 Watt Styline Kitchen Machine does not perform quite so well?
While the bread making skills of this Bosch kitchen machine are celebrated by a number of users, there are a few criticisms over the way it handles cake mixture. The biggest issue here is that it seems to have a little trouble blending the eggs into the batter and creating a completely smooth result.
Some buyers suggest that new users keep a careful eye on the consistency of the mixture and do not entirely rely on the machine; many have felt the need to give the bowl a quick mix by hand to be sure of a good result.
Other complaints that have been made about this machine relate to the poor instructions and the ease of cleaning. With the instructions, some feel there is too much emphasis on safety and not enough about food preparation and, while there is an additional CD-ROM, the example recipes are a bit too complex for first time users.
There is more of a mixed response to the promise that the product is easy to clean. On the one hand, everything is easily detached and is dishwasher safe; on the other the shape of the bowl – which is apparently large enough to ensure that “even the largest mixtures can be tackled” – means the mixture gets trapped a little too easily.
Summary: what is the final recommendation regarding this Bosch Kitchen Machine?
This machine is perhaps not quite as versatile as Bosch would like to believe, especially if there are issues with the cake mixing function, but the more positive users would look beyond these issues of inconsistency and simply say that the Styline is a helpful, functional machine that simply needs a human eye kept on it to be sure of the best results.
If you are after something where you do not have to think about the processes and desire fully reliable, automated functions and absolutely no fuss than perhaps this Bosch food mixer requires a little too much effort to operate and clean. This is the only real concern, however, and this Bosch kitchen machine is still highly recommendable to most families because of the general ease of use, the quality of most of the attachments, the space saving design and the great produce.