Apuro (Solihull, West Midlands) has launched the Quattro QPM20 planetary mixer. The company says it is robust, reliable and available through catering equipment distributors nationwide. The 20-litre mixer features a ‘number 12’ hub that is compatible with accessories from well-known suppliers – so bakers needing a new mixer will still be able to use their current attachments. The QPM20 is suitable for high-volume mixing, from heavy doughs to eggs, cream and mayonnaise. The mixer is supplied complete with a dough hook, beater and whisk, and its planetary mixing action ensure a homogenous mix, claims Apuro. A mincer attachment is also available. The mixer is designed as a ‘workhorse’ machine, says the company. A powerful, cooled 0.5hp electric motor drives a heavy-duty heat-treated steel transmission, delivering three speeds (106, 197 and 359rpm), from a standard 13-amp power supply, says the company. The finish is steel and stainless steel, while the bowl and bowl guard are stainless steel. Larger Quattro models are also available.