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Old 07-16-2006, 10:36 AM   #1
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Question Funny Looking Mixer

Does anyone have or have seen this machine?

It's kind of a weird strange-looking mixer. It's called the Electrolux Assistant DLX-2000C (formerly the Magic Mill Mixer).

It's made in Sweden and has been said to be very popular and reliable. It comes in a choice of about four or five colors, and the large 8-qt. shiny SS bowl sits on the base like a food processor.

An arm which is part of the base, extends up and over past the back on the machine and has a rubber wheel to spin with the bowl slow or fast, and also has a kneading roller and scraper for the dough and heavy batters for pound cakes and quick breads.

An optional large dough hook comes with it for really stiff doughs.

There is also a supplied durable 6-qt. plastic stationary bowl and a double whipper at no extra cost, that spins around inside the bowl to make whipped cream and beats egg whites for meringues and whips light cake batters.

I ordered one yesterday from the company's website so that I can try it out to see just how it works! It costs about $569.00 though!!

There is no overhead motor, as with most mixers on the market today. Instead, the 450-watt drive motor and transmission are housed in the base and deliver the machine's mixing power from below.

The machine should come in about a week or so, or when it's back in stock at the websites that sell it.

There's a pic of the machine at Epinion.com under Mixers, and at the co's website.


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Old 07-16-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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Here's a link with some pretty good pictures.

Corey123, Let us know what you think.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:37 AM   #3
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Yes, that's it!

I forgot to mention though, that the stainless steel bowl has a whopping 8-quart capacity. That's more capacity than any home mixer on the market today!!

Even the plastic bowl itself that comes with the mixer has a 4.5-quart capacity!


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Old 07-16-2006, 12:39 PM   #4
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I have to admit it is a pretty strange looking mixer but the double beaters look like it could do a pretty good job of beating and mixing.
The problem I would have with this is that you aren't getting much for your money except a mixer with a dough beater. You could invest in a large capacity KitchenAid and know that you are getting a top quality product for less and have money left over for accessories. I have the pasta maker, the pasta ejecter set, the ravioli maker, the ice cream machine and the meat grinder for about the same price. The company has a wonderful reputation of standing behind every mixer they sell regardless of how long you've had it. Let us know in a couple of months after you've had a chance to really test it how you like it.
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:57 PM   #5
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Thumbs up

From what I've read on it so far, and from finding out what people who own one think about it, It's a pretty good machine.

But K'Aid is also very good, don't get me wrong. Myself and others like SpiceUmUp should know. He has several and I own two.

One person said that it (Elkectrolux) makes very good dense dough, cake and bread batters very well, but for lighter batters such as angel cake, genoise, sponge cake and so forth, the plastic bowl and whisk assembly handles those better - I imagine because air needs to be incorporated into light cake batters to help them rise better.

It's somewhat like K'Aid and others, where you'd use the whip to beat egg whites and whip cream, the dough hook for bread dough and the flat beater or paddle for general-purpose mixing.

And the large 8-qt. SS bowl and dough roller / scraper is designed to handle up to 20-lbs of dough, according to what I read on it. That's a whole 5-lb bag of flour!!

Not that I'd make that much unless I was doing it for something like a party or a breadfest, but it's good to know that I'll have a mixer that has that much raw power!!

And also, this machine is about 1/2 the price of the newest Bosh mixer which looks almost similar to this machine. That one costs about a whopping $999.00!!
And still, the bowl's capacity is only 6 quarts!!


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Old 07-24-2006, 11:14 AM   #6
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And BTW, the co. called saying that the machine will be shipped out on or about the end of the month, and that it should arrive the 1st or 2nd week in August.


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Old 07-24-2006, 11:24 AM   #7
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I've never seen one of these before......so they must of came out in 2000. Since I haven't ran into any then they weren't available in my area or they're really good and people are hanging onto them.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:31 AM   #8
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According to the co's website, the machine has been around for years, even though they did not specify just exactly how long.

And people have happily written e-mails to the site saying that the machine is like a godsend to them.

I've only heard of the machine maybe like a few years ago. But it gets rave reviews.


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Old 07-24-2006, 11:36 AM   #9
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Gee, thanks, Corey! My wife saw your post and exclaimed, "I WANT IT! IT'S COOL!"

Where shall I send the bill?

Actually, my wife is impressed by the user reviews on www.eopinions.com.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:44 AM   #10
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Haha!!

And speaking of Epinions.com, I was about to furnish a review page on it!

Go here to Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Electrolux Assistent Stand Mixer DLX2000C at Epinions.com to see a pic of the machine from a different angle, and to read an Epinions.com member's review on it.

This member is flabbrgasted and says that it's even better than K'Aid Stand Mixers.

But be warned, the machine is not cheap. It's expensive, but yet, the Bosch SS machine is almost twice the cost of the Electrolux Assistant.

But I'm so glad that your wife caught wind of it and now even she wants one also!! Cooking.com has it, as well as a few other websites do, especially the co's own website (address posted above in another post).

The New Cook's Catalog rates it as one of the best mixers that your money can buy!!


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