Pro Restaurant Equipment Review
With an extra large 60 quart capacity, cast iron construction and compact footprint, the American Eagle 60 Quart planetary mixer is a very well built machine. According to the manufacturer spec sheet, the transmission is capable of 4 speeds (75 RPM, 133 RPM, 223 RPM, and 393 RPM). The machine can easily handle 48 lbs of flour or 96 lbs of bread dough, you will need to adjust accordingly when using heavier doughs. One cool thing about the gear shifter is that it can rotate 360 degrees, so you can shift gears easily no matter what direction you turn the handle. This is similar to the Hobart planetary mixers. Given the gear driven design, and sealed oil bath, you should expect very long service life out of this machine. A nicely designed safety guard automatically shuts off the machine when opened, and is required to be closed before you can turn the machine on. The machine also comes with an automatic 15 minute timer and this specific model has a power bowl lift built in. That is definitely a worthwhile feature as lifting a filled 60 quart bowl using a manual crank can be a real chore. The only feature that appears to be lacking is a pour spout, but this can be considered minor, as it's easy enough to start up the machine again after opening the safety guard to pour new material in and closing it again. The machine weighs about 1000 pounds and sits at about 5 feet tall with a 26"x31" footprint, so you will need to exercise some care when installing the machine. When installing, you will need to ensure that you have the proper electrical connections, we highly recommend finding a professional electrician to install and make the power connections.
American Eagle offers some nice adapter kits on special order also such as a 60 to 30 quart reduction kit which allow you to mix smaller batches than the default 60 quart, but without needing to purchase a separate 30 quart mixer. The machine comes standard with a bowl holder, stainless steel bowl and wire whip, aluminum beater, and aluminum dough hook, all are very high quality pieces and should last a long time. You may want to consider ordering multiple bowls and trucks (which we have as regular stock) to take full advantage of the machine's high productivity, this will allow you to swap out batches of dough without cleaning out the first bowl.
If you have more questions about the usage or installation of this machine, Please give us a call at 800.914.1991 to learn more details about the item. We are happy to help you make an informed purchasing decision!
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From the Manufacturer
American Eagle AE-60 series 60 Quart planetary mixers are the premier machine for high-volume bakery, pizza, or restaurant kitchen operations. Specially designed speed modification offer high-torque motion without sacrificing versatility at higher speeds. The AE-60N4A mixer comes with an upgraded, all-inclusive standard package including a power bowl lift to conveniently raise and lower the mixing bowl, a high polish 60 Quart Stainless Steel Bowl, Aluminum Dough Hook, Aluminum Flat Beater, Stainess Steel Wire Whip, and a specially designed bowl truck that allows you to easily move the bowl after mixing. A standard #12 hub is included and can drive a variety of standard attachments such as a meat grinder, meat tenderizer, meat cutter, jerky slicer, and vegetable processor. The result is an excellent multi-function machine with performance at an unbeatable price! Covered by a 1 year limited warranty. When using the machine, do not overload the bowl beyond the rated capacities in the manual or change gears while operating. Always turn off the mixer before switching gears!
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