Yes, I’m writing about a kitchen appliance — this is still Toolmonger, no need to check your browser. Go back and look at the above picture. Take a minute and figure out how the beaters actually spin and then come back and tell me that isn’t cool. I’ll wait.
The design of Bosch’s MFQ4080 hand mixer reminds me of an interference engine — you know, the type that instantly tears itself apart if the timing belt breaks. Somebody over at Bosch took the time to figure out how to make the wacky design spin and deliver better results than a normal hand mixer.
The lowdown on the mixer is that the fine creamer whisk works faster and the small balls and funky action add more air to the mixture, all while staying quiet, which I guess is important if you are making a cake in the middle of the night and you don’t want to alert the kids. The 500W mixer has 5 speeds plus a “turbo” stage to provide extra torque — probably not enough to handle drywall mud.
Ignoring the fact that you probably won’t be able to plug this mixer in, there’s one place that’ll ship this mixer across the pond to the U.S., but it’ll cost you. Expect to pay $96 for the mixer, $74 for shipping, and $18 to get it through customs. That’s $188 for the mathematically challenged.
*You’d better bone up on your German or you could cheat and use Google Translate if you want to understand the site.