Hobart N50 5 Quart 3 Speed Countertop Mixer Review

Hobart N50 Countertop Mixer

Hobart N50 Countertop Mixer

The Hobart N50 5 Quart 3 Speed Countertop Mixer is a commercial planetary mixer which is ideal for use in food service operations such as restaurants and bakeries. It is designed as a general purpose mixer and customers have noted that if you require a mixer specifically for mixing and kneading bread doughs, it is better to purchase a mixer for that purpose because the Hobart N50 does not fill that need.

Its general purpose capability is enhanced by the inclusion of an attachment hub so that you can extend the mixer’s functionality to include such tasks as grinding, juicing and stuffing sausages etc. The mixer runs quietly and customers have found it easy to use and operate, making it ideal for staff to use in a business setting.

The five quart capacity is perfect for mixing moderate quantities and it comes with three speeds which can all be run at full motor capacity. Bowl lift is manual for precise control and the mixer comes with standard accessories. Customers agree that this is a quality built, general purpose mixer and if used correctly, will prove durable over the long term.

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Features of the Hobart N50 Countertop Mixer

  • Design – Countertop heavy duty planetary commercial mixer
  • Suitable For – use in a commercial setting such as a bakery or restaurant but it is important to note that customers found specifically mixing thick doughs on a constant basis is not a strong point of this mixer. A fit for purpose dough mixing and kneading mixer should be used for this purpose, while the Hobart N50 is an excellent general purpose mixer.
  • Motor
  • 1/6 HP
  • RPM – 136 - 281
  • Voltage – 120
  • Amps – 2.9
  • Watts – 348
  • Gear Transmission and Power – is different from home mixers of this size in that the motor always runs at full capacity on all three speeds. Domestic home mixers only run at full capacity on the highest speed. This ensures the Hobart N50 maintains full power, even on low speed with the gear transmission providing the power.
  • Capacity – 5 quarts for moderate mixing tasks
  • Bowl Lock – occurs at the top and bottom of the bowl for safety and efficiency
  • Bowl Lift – is manual via a lever located near the operational controls ensuring ease of use
  • Operating Speeds – there are three, being high, intermediate and low providing plenty of variation for a variety of mixing tasks
  • Controls – are easy to reach and use while being connected manually to the transmission shift handle
  • Attachment Hub – is a #10 and extends the functionality of the mixer to tasks such as juicing grinding etc
  • Safety – a circuit breaker is included as well as a manual reset button for safety and user control
  • Certifications – UL listed and NSF approved making it ideal for commercial use
  • Color – gray

Inclusions

  • 1 x flat beater
  • 1 x wire whip
  • 1 x dough hook
  • 1 x stainless steel 5 quart mixing bowl

TIP

It’s important to remember that the mixer needs to be turned off and the agitator has finished turning when you want to change speeds

Specifications

Measures: 10.5 x 17 x 15 inches

Weighs: 49.8 pounds

Item model number: N50-60

Warranty: One Year Warranty

What’s Great about the Hobart N50 5 Quart 3 Speed Countertop Mixer?

  • Easy to operate
  • Powerful motor
  • Quiet operation
  • Has three speeds
  • Comes with an accessory socket that takes KitchenAid accessories (eg, meat grinder)
  • Designed to be left in situ on a countertop
  • Solid and heavy build
  • Motor operates at full speed on whichever speed is selected, regardless of the load on the motor
  • A geared transmission is used for changing between selected speeds
  • Comes with a circuit breaker feature
  • Whisk has plenty of tines for fast and effective whipping
  • Deep, narrow bowl is excellent for beating egg whites and cream
  • Motor and fan have been designed to run efficiently for the best combination of power and cooling

What’s Not so Great

  • Doesn’t perform well with stiff doughs

Reviews and Feedback

We give the Hobart N50 5 Quart 3 Speed Countertop Mixer an almost perfect review rating, a slight mark-down for the issue with stiff doughs . Things we like about it include its easy operation, overall design, solid build and capability for attaching a variety of attachments. We also like the three speeds provided and the transmission based speed changes. To read more about what other customers have to say, you can read their reviews here.

Recommendation

The Hobart N50 5 Quart 3 Speed Countertop Mixer is available from online retailers and you can find their latest price for it here. We are impressed with the functionality and performance of this countertop mixer and appreciate its quality with the provision that it is not designed as a specific mixer for thick bread doughs. We are happy to recommend the Hobart as an excellent general purpose countertop mixer.

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Uniworld 10 QT Commercial Stand Mixer Review

Uniworld 10Qt Mixer

The Uniworld 10 QT Commercial Stand Mixer is a manual lift planetary mixer and ideal for a small business. It also features a #12 hub which means literally doubling the versatility of the mixer to include attachments which enable you to perform tasks such as grinding and shredding. This makes it ideal for a small restaurant which requires all these tasks to be part of a typical kitchen routine.

The unit is designed to be versatile but also features a heavy duty build, as well as an enclosed motor that is permanently lubricated and thermally protected. These features ensure longevity of the mixer over the longer term, providing not only the means to carry out kitchen tasks, but also good financial business practice. It also means the mixer operates quietly, which for some users, is always an issue.

The Uniworld mixer features a planetary mixing motion that ensures all ingredients are effectively and consistently blended, aerated and mixed as required. It comes with the usual standard accessories and as mentioned above, has the capability to take additional optional attachments such as a grinder and grater/shredder. There is no timer on this mixer however its lack in no way hinders the performance of the mixer.

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Features of the Uniworld Stand Mixer

  • Design – a planetary commercial mixer stand mixer
  • Motor – ½ HP providing plenty of power for sustained use
  • Electrics – 110 volts/60Hz
  • Transmission – gear driven
  • Gears – are made from hardened steel and alloy bronze and together, provide the means to power the motor transmission. They are also constant mesh heat treated.
  • Bowl Capacity – ten quarts
  • Dough Capacity – six pounds, which is not huge but the mixer is designed for constant use so making additional batches as required shouldn’t be an issue
  • Bowl Lift – is manual via a convenient lever on the side of the mixer. It has the added advantage of locking itself into the top position for safety purposes.
  • Hub - #12 size which means that Hobart mixer attachments can be used if desired as well as the optional attachments listed below from Uniworld.
  • Speed – three speed settings are available to choose from so as to suit the task at hand
  • Control Switches – are moisture resistant to prevent water damage by way of accidental spills or cleaning
  • Timer – there is no timer on the mixer so you will need to make alternative arrangements if you need a timer. Most customers do not purchase a mixer because it does or doesn’t have a timer.
  • Safety Guard - The stainless steel, wire front bowl guard opens easily for adding ingredients. It also prevents operation of the unit should you open the guard while using the mixer
  • Overload Switch – is proved to prevent damage to the motor should it experience overload conditions
  • Certification – ETLA approved

Included Accessories 

  • 1 x stainless steel bowl
  • 1 x flat beater
  • 1 x stainless steel wire whip
  • 1 x dough hook
  • 1 x safety guard

Optional Attachments Available

  • Grinder
  • S-Knife, Disc Holder & S/S Grater/Shredder
  • Discs (3/32”, 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 1/2”)

Specifications

Measures: 20 x 25 x 13.5 inches

Weighs: 170 pounds

Item No: UPM-10E

What's Great about the Uniworld Stand Mixer?

  • Value for the money
  • Excellent performance
  • Performs well over the longer term

What's Not so Great

  • No Built in Timer

Feedback and Reviews

We give the Uniworld Stand Mixer an excellent rating. Things we like about it include being great value for money, ability to sustain constant use and its performance over the longer term. To read more about what other customers  think, you can find all the customer reviews here.


Recommendation

The Uniworld 10 QT Commercial Stand Mixer is available online and you can find the latest price for it here. The #12 hub for optional attachments makes this mixer a great choice for anyone looking for extra versatility and added value with their mixer purchase. We are happy with the performance of this mixer and based on other customer feedback, we are pleased to recommend it as a value for the money commercial mixer.