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Why won't Bosch sell the MUM5 Styline Mixer without its attachments?

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I'm looking to buy the Bosch compact mixer, one of the MUM5 styline series, but everywhere I go to buy it, it comes with all kinds of attachments that I don't want (all I want is the mixer). I'm assuming this also hikes the price up, which I'm not happy about. However, the other Bosch compacts are sold alone with the attachments sold separately. It's a long shot, but can anyone explain this frustrating phenomenon?

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  1. I'm looking for the same but with all the accessories and can't find it anywhere in the US. Where did you see it listed?
    I know the MUM 8 comes w/o any extras.

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    1. re: Ruthiecat

      Hey Ruthiecat-

      I live in South Africa! So I'm not sure about the U.S. market, but it seems to be that the U.S. never gets a lot of European electrical appliances because they're made to be powered with a 220v plug, while U.S. plugs are 120v. Maybe the Styline is particularly powerful and can't be powered with a 120v...? Or maybe they just haven't engineered Stylines so they fit 120v yet :/

      1. re: spriley1

        Guess you are right. But I saw a documentary about bringing European electric kitchen appliances to the US. They said that because of all the lawsuits here a lot of appliances would have to be changed to make them guess you could call it 'foolproof', like making the feeding tube on a processor small enough that you can't stick your hand in it. :-)

        1. re: Ruthiecat

          Sigh. That's so frustrating!! I'm sorry but if you can't figure out that you shouldn't stick your hand into a running food processor bowl, there's no hope for you.