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Blakeslee mixers?

The The Bakers Dozen: Blakeslee mixers?
By Mark G on Saturday, August 28, 1999 - 10:08 pm: Edit

I've got a lead on a 30qt Blakeslee mixer but have no experience with this brand. Anyone have any pros or cons?


By jeee2 on Saturday, August 28, 1999 - 10:33 pm: Edit

Unless its cheap, find a hobart.
I was in a bakery recently that ground to a halt due to offbrand mixers, broken main shaft(twice) and they also had a hobart 20qt COPY that was a joke. Some machines are OK but I've seen this happen too often to make this same mistake.
Think Hobart.

Regards, Gerard

By jeee2 on Sunday, August 29, 1999 - 03:43 pm: Edit

lots of mixers here at Union Standard, look under mixers.

By Charles on Tuesday, August 31, 1999 - 11:17 pm: Edit


About 5 years ago we bought a new Blakslee 20 QT mixer to replace a Hobart that got tipped over to often. The Blakslee stunk, no power at all. Some one came and adjusted it but it was still a joke. Finally we insisted that Superior take it back, they did and we got another 20 QT Hobart. No more problems. By the way, the new Hobart is bolted to the table!


Charles Rivers

By Diane on Sunday, February 20, 2000 - 11:43 am: Edit

Does anyone have comments on Univex mixers? We are looking at a used 20 qt Hobart vs. a new 20 qt. Univex. I've only used Hobarts, and I would feel comfortable with the used one, but the Univex is a showroom floor sample at a well below list price. Is it worth it to go with a different brand to get a new mixer instead of a used one? Do Univex mixers last as long as Hobarts?

By Panini (Panini) on Sunday, February 20, 2000 - 01:44 pm: Edit

I personally would not have anything but a hobart unless your talking spiral.I have 20's. 40,s a 60,80 and some are 30 years old. You can tell the age of that used 20 by the serial numbers, the last 2 numbers will be the year it was made. If you decide to go bigger, you can get big 3 phase mixers for pennies on the dollar, because not many people have 3 phase set up. A TIP, you can ger a 3 phase adapter to take 2 phase to 3 phase. It runs approx. 250. to $ 350. installed. They work great. small price to pay if you are going to save thousands on a mixer.
Just my 2 cents.

By W.DeBord on Monday, February 21, 2000 - 12:04 am: Edit

I am not familar with any other mixers than hobart but... have you tried to use the newer models? They have a safety guard that is impossible to deal with.
But I'll add, the only reason to replace a hobart is because you've out grown it's size. Do they ever die???

By Mikeh (Mikeh) on Monday, February 21, 2000 - 12:19 am: Edit

Are the safety guards on the 20 qts as well as the larger sizes?

By Ramodeo (Ramodeo) on Monday, February 21, 2000 - 08:09 am: Edit

The Univex 20 qt does have a guard, and it is completely removeable, but I assume it must be in place torun the mixer. I would like to avoid a guard, but wasn't there a thread here that told how to rewire the switch to override that? Of course, I imagine that woul negate any warranty...

By Diane on Monday, February 21, 2000 - 08:26 am: Edit

The one we saw had a guard, too. Can you really over ride the switch?

Panini - thank you for the tip on the serial numbers. I never knew that. The used equipment dealer has two 20 qt. Hobarts, now we can make a better decision if we go that way.

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