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Many years of happiness from this machine
on December 10, 2008
I've used the Bosch Universal Kitchen Machine for over 20 years. My first machine never had any problems but was sadly lost in a fire after close to 15 years of heavy usage. My new machine has been great. I did have to replace the star drive but that was cheap and easy to do.
I have many attachments for the machine and it's really one of the only appliances I have in my kitchen because it does so much.
The slicer/shredder attachment has always done a perfect job with shredding or slicing any type of cheese from hard to soft. Does a great job with fruits and veggies too. The french fry blade is great too.
The mixer is great for hard and soft items. It makes great "shaved" ice for snow cones and I've never found anything it couldn't handle. Great for mixing frozen drinks or more liquid type items.
The bowl section is great for mixing cookie dough, bread dough, muffins, and other batters. I've never had problems mixing single loaf recipes but have seen others do so I'm not sure why they do when I don't but....
The meat grinder is great for making your own hamburger at home. We raise and butcher goats and use it heavily and have never had a single problem. I do recommend running the meat through twice for making hamburgers or meatballs though as it grinders it finer and thus the meat sticks together better.
The motor is high powered with adjustable speeds that allow for a wide variety of mixing, slicing, shredding, etc.
The blades are super sharp.
The machine is super easy to use. I started my daughter using it when she was 5 or 6, she's 13 now and she loves to use it. Plus we both think it's easy to clean and neither of us enjoy doing dishes.
In all honesty I can't think of a single thing I dislike about this machine. I wish more things in life could be this trouble free!