The Bosch Styline Kitchen Machine is an all-round mixing workhorse for your home, offering a range of functionality that will soon have you preparing tasty desserts in a matter of minutes, with far less elbow grease. A powerful motor and large bowl capacity makes this product perfect for those looking to knock up big batches, for large groups of people.
- Powerful 700W motor
- 3.9L bowl capacity
- Multi-Motion Drive for optimum power transmission
- Lots of accessories included
- Safety feature can be frustrating
Features and Accessories
Let’s kick this review off with a nod to the excellent overload protection feature of this machine, which automatically cuts the power if you have inadvertently added too many ingredients for the motor to handle safely. Here at foodmixitup we really appreciate user-friendly safety features such as this because it means that you are going to avoid accidentally damaging your mixer, which will usually cost you an absolute fortune. Similarly, the machine will not start if you have not properly inserted any of the attachments, which further protects both yourself and your machine from any unfortunate mishaps. In short, if you do make a mistake, you won’t end up paying for it in expensive repairs or replacements. Now we should note that it can become quite frustrating when you think you have inserted an attachment properly, only to be disappointed when the machine will not start but this is perhaps something that can be attributed to the learning curve that is necessary for a new feature such as this. Lastly, Bosch have also provided the user with a transparent splash guard that clips to the top of the bowl nicely, meaning that you won’t get covered by your ingredients when the machine is running.
The bowl itself is a large one, offering a maximum capacity of 3.9 litres and is very easy to remove from the machine when you want to add or remove your ingredients. Included with this package are the three mixing attachments that you get with every mixer on the market today; a dough hook for kneading bread dough, a beater for light dough mixtures and lastly the whisk, for those light and airy mixtures. These three attachments are all you need for nearly every traditional stand mixer task in the kitchen, so don’t go thinking that you have to shop for extras once this machine arrives at your door.
One of the best features of this machine is something called the Multi-Motion Drive, which ensures that you get the very best mix consistency. Basically, it refers to the way that the dynamic planetary gear ensures that the tools rotate to the far sides of the bowl in an an elliptical motion, avoiding the risk of leaving any unmixed ingredients clinging to the sides. This feature should ensure that you won’t have to roll up your sleeves and finish the mix by hand, to attain the desired consistency.
As well as offering the traditional mixing capabilities of the regular stand mixer, the Bosch Styline also provides you with the tools to tackle other, more complex, kitchen based jobs that you would usually need another machine to perform. For instance, you are given stainless steel slicing, shredding and grating discs that will tackle vegetables and fruits in no time at all, as well as a powerful blender. Just think of all of the ways that you could save time in your kitchen, preparing soups, health drinks and even cocktails for guests! Furthermore, also consider the amount of space you’ll save on your kitchen surface, or in your valuable storage space, by condensing all of your kitchen electronics into one machine. All of these accessories can be stored in a handy bag that is included with this machine, which is small enough to store inside the bowl when you are not using it.
In terms of appearance, Bosch have gone with an all-white, sleek and contemporary design that will look good in any kitchen because it won’t clash with your existing decor. There are mixers on the market, such as the Kenwood kMix, which are adorned with bold colours that make them stand out from the crowd, but this machine is more likely to slip in nicely with whatever you already have going on in your kitchen, in terms of appearance.
Size and Weight
If you are looking for a mixer that doesn’t take up too much room on your kitchen work surface, or inside your cupboard, the Bosch Styline may well be the one for you. Not only is it very compact, taking up far less room than some of the more expensive machines, it also doesn’t weigh very much (6kg), so you’ll be able to pick it up, clean it and pack it away without much effort at all. We were also impressed on the noise front as we were able to hold a conversation whilst it was running at full speed, which is not as common as you would think amongst mixers in this price range.
Conclusion and Where to Buy the Bosch Styline
In conclusion, we can’t overstate how nice it is to review a machine that offers so much functionality, for such a small price tag. Not only can you knead, whisk and whip your regular ingredients, you can also blend, slide, shred, grate and juice, without having to fumble with lots of bulky equipment. If you decide to purchase the Bosch Styline Kitchen Machine, you will likely throw out half of the electronics in your kitchen, after you realise how efficient and powerful this mixer is.