The Spiral Mixer, also known as the Dough Mixer, are floor-standing mixers that are great to make dough for pizza, bagels, donuts, and more. The bowl of the spiral mixer swivels and twists the dough into the rotating hook for optimal kneading. The primary purpose of the spiral mixer is to gently but efficiently mix the dough, allowing the gluten to develop without overworking the dough. The rotating movement of the spiral hooks works in tandem with the rotating bowl, making it the most efficient mixer to create homogenous dough.
In some models, the bowl and attachment are detachable, making the cleaning process more efficient. The spiral mixer may not be as versatile as the planetary mixer; however, the high-quality dough that the spiral mixer produces is key to bakeries that primarily specialize in pizza, donuts, and similar baked goods.