Dough Mixer Price In Kenya

Dough Mixer: 5 Top Reasons to consider before buying one

Bakewave has launched a new technology for Dough Mixer Machine after discovering shocking details in the baking industry in Kenya. This is after talking to several customers who are running small and midsized bakeries around Kenya. Are you looking for the current dough mixer price in Kenya? Please read this first!


Bakewave has discovered that there are two types of cheap dough mixers being sold in the market today. But these two could be the beginning of high costs for bakers and the reason why some bakeries are unable to grow faster than they are supposed to. These two types are:


This type is prone to gears getting worn out after a short period especially when the machine is overloaded with more flour than usual. Also the gears wear out naturally even with normal flour capacity. We have discovered that the cost of replacing one gear is kes 15,000.00. Therefore to repair the machine could cost up to kes 90,000.00 every year. Some bakers have repaired their machine twice year meaning they spent kes 180,000 for a machine they initially bought about kes 185,000..! These are indeed shocking details.

2. 3 PHASE MOTOR + a gadget known as “DRIVE” that converts single phase power to 3 phase allowing you to use the mixer with single phase power.

But this comes at a very hefty price. The drive is prone to get burnt ANYTIME because of:

a) Power fluctuation especially less voltage. This can happen anytime and any day without warning

b) Loading excess flour than recommended or very hard dough(using less water than recommended )

c) Even if the mixer is loaded according to recommended flour capacity the DRIVE device just wears out naturally with time(after 6 months of use) and could fail anytime.

cost of replacing the drive is kes 70,000.00 for 30 kg spiral dough mixer and kes 85,000 for dough mixer 40l.

Why are machine stockists in Kenya doing this?

This is to avoid stocking both single-phase and 3-phase version of the same machine because it means stocking two times the number of mixers. It is very expensive considering they could sell hundreds of these machines per year.

This is because some clients don’t have access to three-phase power. BUT AS YOU CAN SEE ABOVE THIS COMES AS A HEFTY COST TO YOU THE BUYER!!



This is for customers with single phase power

For the last 2 years we have tested this new technology and we have very good outcome. It has reduced dough mixers cost of maintenance by over 95%!!!WHY IS THIS SO?

They only need to change the belt after at least 1 year. COST OF BELT THAT BAKEWAVE STOCKS IS KES 3,000 ONLY. Up to now some mixers have gone up to 2 years without a requiring a change of belt or any repair cost.

2. PULLEY SYSTEM+BELT+CAPACITORS+3 PHASE  MOTOR(see video at the end of this blog)

For 3 phase customers.

Again the only item that is worn out is the belt which will costs only kes 3,500.00 to buy from Bakewave.

DISADVANTAGE: Bakewave has to stock each model both in single phase and 3 phase options. As a result there are almost 8 models which means 16 stock items only as dough mixers. This means sometimes we experience stock out but we are doing our best to build this stock though it is very costly.

This has changed small to mid-sized bakers' fortunes and has removed the heavy maintenance burden. This combined with the new technology Bakewave deck oven that is highly insulated (consumes 20% less than cheaper less insulated deck ovens). Ensures Bakers can now cut their costs of power by 20% and cost of maintenance by over 90%.This has seen them start to grow and come back to Bakewave for bigger and even more efficient ovens like CONVECTION OVENS instead of them remaining redundant or closing down.

Wait a minute: Could these be major reasons why some bakeries end up closing down? Has Bakewave finally managed to change the course of many startups and small bakeries in Kenya? Do you have a bakery that has experienced high costs of maintenance? How has this affected your business? Give us your views below. Are you considering Dough Mixer Machine Price in Kenya? What factors do you consider before making the decision to buy the mixer?

60kg, 30kg Dough Mixers

This powerful, industrial-grade mixer is designed to help you meet the high demands of your bakery by making the dough-mixing process more efficient and effective.

With a massive 60kg capacity, this dough mixer can handle even the largest batches of dough, allowing you to produce more baked goods in less time. Its robust design and powerful motor ensure that it can handle even the toughest dough, making it an ideal choice for busy bakeries.

What are the components of a dough mixer?

One of the key features of the Spiral Mixer 60kg is its easy-to-use control panel. With just a few simple buttons, you can adjust the speed and direction of the mixer, allowing you to achieve the perfect consistency for your dough every time. Plus, its built-in timer ensures that you can keep track of your mixing times accurately and consistently, reducing the risk of over or under-mixing your dough.

Another standout feature of this dough mixer is its durable construction. Made from high-quality stainless steel, it is built to withstand the rigors of daily use in a busy bakery environment. Its sleek, modern design also makes it easy to clean and maintain, ensuring that it looks great and performs well for years to come.

However, from my interactions with new clients who want to venture into the bakery business I have concluded that most do not differentiate between a dough mixer (bread mixer) and a planetary mixer (cake mixer).

Let’s just make this topic for another day since today we are focused on dough mixers.

The difference between planetary mixer and dough mixer.

But I cannot continue without emphasizing the fact that the dough mixer is a heavy-duty machine with a more powerful motor and its mixing arm is spiral.

These factors make it ideal for mixing tough bread dough (it’s also for mandazi, chapatti, buns, rolls, cones, etc.) as opposed to the light water-like cake dough that requires a cake mixer.

A cake mixer has a small motor hence less power and also mixing arms include whisk type and beater-type to drive more air into your dough (froth). This combines with eggs and baking powder to produce the oven spring to give you that well-risen cake. Interested in cake or planetary mixers and not dough or spiral mixers?

How do I choose a dough mixer ?

Going back on today’s topic, as a first-time buyer for a dough mixer there are 5 terminologies you need to familiarize yourself with:

  1. Bowl capacity
  2. Flour capacity
  3. Dough capacity
  4. Power (KW)
  5. No of motors

1. Dough mixer Bowl capacity

It’s the total amount of water that can fill the mixing bowl of your dough mixer at a time (without adding any other baking ingredient like flour or margarine) process but it just provides a measure of how big your bowl is.

2. Dough mixer Flour capacity

Well, flour capacity for your dough mixer carries the day as the most important consideration you need to consider. This is why if you confuse your flour capacity with dough capacity you will end up buying a small mixer that will not be able to mix enough flour to fill at least one batch or two of your oven. As a baker you know one of the ways you save on power is by baking full batches according to your maximum oven capacity.

A full batch at maximum oven capacity baked at the right time and followed immediately by the next batch without switching off the oven will ensure you achieve maximum efficiency on time, labor and power.

Dough Mixer flour capacity is such an important factor to consider when navigating Bakery Mixer Machine Price in Kenya

This will remain to be a pipe dream if your dough mixer capacity is less than one batch. See below an example of a bake wave dough mixer models and their respective flour capacities.

Table 1: Dough Mixer Capacity Chart

BDM 303512301.51
BDM 4045164031
BDM 6065256031
BDM 808533808.62
BDM 1301355013012.72

Most importantly you need to know the oven capacity of your product e.g bread so that you can determine the flour that is needed to bake one full batch of that product and then determine your flour capacity which will lead you to dough capacity.

Most machine sellers will use dough capacity as their model name. This will always be a number. For example for our Dough Mixer machine 30kgs it would be;

BWDM30 Model = Bake Wave Dough Mixer 30 (total capacity)

Dough capacity should be a key thing to consider when checking the Bakery Mixer Machine Price in Kenya.

Case study:

What minimum capacity of dough mixer will a bakery in Kenya require if they are using a 3 deck oven 6 tray?

  1. A 3 deck oven produces 45 loaves per batch of 30 minutes of 400grams.
  2. Each 1kg of flour produces 3 loaves of 400 grams tinned bread.

From (1) and (2) above we can know how much flour we need in a 3 deck oven:

45 loaves x 1kg flour     =   15kgs flour

Dough mixer in Kenya

       3 loaves

From our chart above looking at flour capacity the ideal mixer model is BWDM40 or simply 40kg dough capacity! Very impressive!

3. Calculating your Dough mixer capacity

Simply the total dough weight achieved after the mixing process is complete. That is why it’s given in kgs. Remember to bake bread, you need:

  1. Flour
  2. Vegetable fat
  3. Sugar
  4. Salt
  5. Bread improver
  6. Water
  7. Calcium propionate
  8. Yeast

This leads us to the golden rule of baking which is; water added is 50% of the flour capacity.

To help us understand dough capacity better, following our case study of a 3 deck oven above we can already generate the following recipe.

Flour – 15 kgMain bulky ingredients 22½kgs
Water – 7.5 litres
Vegetable FatOthers
Bread Improver
Calcium Propionate

4 & 5. Power and number of motors in a spiral dough mixer

This reminds me of a famous song by Michael.W.Smith – “More Love, More Power” and since I am talking about dough mixer in this blog then we can say

         “More dough, more power”

You will need more power to mix more dough as you can see from Table 1 above similarly, you will need 2 motors- one for the mixing arm and one for the bowl. See below video features from our previous episode of what’s inside from our Bakewave TV channel.

So before concluding on Bakery Mixer Machine Price in Kenya its good the check the quality and the specifications of the machine.

Table 2: See current dough mixer price in Kenya

BWDM 30180,000 KSH + VAT5%
BWDM 40245,000 KSH + VAT5%
The Dough Mixer Price in Kenya
Q: What to look for when buying a dough mixer.

Look for;
1. Flour capacity (its the most important).
2. Technology (stainless steel pulley with belt and not "drive" device type).
3. Warranty.
4. Back-up service.

Q: What brand of dough mixers is best?

A: The Bakewave brand is best since it has stainless steel pulleys and very stable technology.

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