Avantco MX20 20 Qt. Gear Driven Commercial Planetary Stand Mixer with Guard - 110V, 1 hp

Item #: 177MX20

The Avantco MX20 20 qt. gear driven commercial planetary mixer is perfect for standard duty mixing tasks at your deli or cafe. This Avantco MX20 20 qt. mixer features a powerful three-speed 1 hp motor with a direct-drive, gear-driven transmission to ensure consistent mixing speeds even when its bowl is full. It comes fully equipped with a type 304 stainless steel mixing bowl and wire whisk that will last longer than those provided with some other models. Plus, a cast aluminum dough hook and flat beater come with this mixer, too, so you can craft and create all of your guests' favorite dishes. It also has a #12 hub intended for meat grinder attachments. This planetary mixer requires a 110V electrical connection.

Overall User Rating:

Avantco MX20 20 Qt. Gear Driven Commercial Planetary Stand Mixer with Guard - 110V, 1 hp

4.0 stars from 67 reviews


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    4 out of 4 found this review helpful

    Do not buy this mixer. I bought one in April 2014. It stopped working in October of 2014. It was replaced under warranty and the replacement immediately started acting up. Now the replacement has stopped completely and it is out of warranty and I am out the money. Save your money and buy one that isn't made in China!!

    from Newtown Bagel Co Posted on

    Thank you for your review, Dan. We are sorry this mixer did not suit your high volume establishment. For a mixer that may work better for heavy dough and batter in a busy restaurant, we recommend increasing the wattage and horsepower of your mixer.

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

    Just received it yesterday. Plugged the unit it, raised the bowl, closed the guard, pressed the green ON button. Nothing happened. Verified AC out is good, pressed reset button behind the MX20, still no response after pressing both ON/OFF switch. Looks like I have a DOA. Looking at the electrical schematic in the manual, there are quite a few switches (K0,K1,K2,K3,K). Not sure which is bad or I have a bad motor. I need help or replacement ASAP. Will update the review when I have a functional unit.

    from Cho Tam Bien Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We are sorry that the unit you received was defective. A Customer Solutions Representative will be in contact with you shortly to resolve the issue.

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    The mixer is okay for light duty. It is a little loud and runs a little fast on low speed. It is a good purchase if you are on budget, just don't expect it to be like hobart.

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    This mixer is an excellent product to buy. At our store we use it for making pizza dough, creaming butter and sugar, making frosting and mixing our cake mixes etc. It's a worth while investment and its not as expensive as other brands. I would recommend it to anyone.

    from Tories Pastry Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    This is mixer is a work horse that we use daily to help keep us in muffin and cookie dough mix for our customers. LOVE it

    from Duke's Bistro Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    Small but great stand mixer. We use this for homemade desserts for the restaurant and big batches of mashed potatoes. Come will all attachments that you need.

    from Avenue54 LLC Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    We are very happy with this mixer. We shopped around and found WebR to be the best price. Our pizza dough is perfect every time.

    from Cardiff Beach Bar @ Tower13 Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    Amazing value!!! We use this advanco 20 qt mixer for all our pizza and bun dough. Also love making our own hamburger meat the the meat grinder attachment (#91512hcca) another great value

    from Funky fresh food truck Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    We purchased this mixer in Jan 2013. It is used for mixing cream cheeses and cake batters. Suddenly when we tried to turn on we had no response. We special ordered an on/off switch, but that failed to do the job. I am reluctant to try to purchase other switches. Prior to this mixer we had a Hobart mixer in another location for over 15 years and never had any issues with it. I am disappointed to have trouble this early into the mixer's usage. Would appreciate some feedback as to how to proceed.

    from otteras inc Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear you've been having trouble with your mixer. This mixer is an excellent value and is recommended for lighter duty mixing.

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Not sure how this guy will hold up. I do not make bread or dough with it so it should be fine as it is used in light applications.

    from Brick and porter Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    this product is time efficient and is great use for a variety of mixes any business would need for their restaurant. is has not disappointed!

    from west family hospitality group Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    this mixer is sturdy and it get the job done. it mixes well but sometimes it still leaves some flour at the bottom of the batch. i just wish it had more speeds.

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This product is good for light use only. We normally use it to make dough for our pie crust and other various desserts. When using the mixer it has been been known to not mix the dough when using the hook. The safety feature is nice for the guard. In order for the mixer to work you have to have the guard fully close in order to start the mixer. Overall we work around the problem with the dough not being mixed up entirely.

    from The Dock Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Not the best mixer! You get what you paid for..... Good for light mixing but of you start doing heavy duty work on it, well it's gonna break on you, my 1st one broke after only 4 month. got it replaced under warranty , and a great costumer service from webstaurant... I ended up buying another one because of the price and the work I will do with it. If you make dough like bread, pizza, brioche move on to a better brand, (five time the price but will last you for ever.). Thanks

    from Pea&Compagnie Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    You get what you pay for. meaning in this case, do not OPT for the cheap route on a mixer. we purchased this mixer a while ago, and out of the box it didn't work properly. after being told (webstaurantstore.com tech) to open it up and fix it myself, i was able to get it to where it is working-only temporarily. the spacing of the bowl and paddle or other attachments is awful, after adjusting as high as it would go ourselves, there is still 1" space between the bowl and paddle. have you tried to whip icing or cream or potatoes in a bowl like this? this is all part of the issue with this mixer and crank up and down lever switch plate. it comes undone jams on another piece inside the stand base and generally is a very terrible design and piece. basically they offered no help other than someone will call you back. i called back and they said someone could come fix it or the like and no one ever contacted me again.... im just now writing this because im so fed up with this mixer that i am about to buy an expensive one and take this one out for target practice....... hobart or go home

    from Lou's Full-Serv Posted on

    We appreciate your review, Louis! A Customer Solutions Representative will be contacting you shortly.

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Do NOT buy this mixer! Seems like a good value until you find out that the company does not support it with spare parts. The pin that hold the attachments to the mixer fell out and was lost and WebrestaurantStore tells me that the manufacturer wants me to buy the entire planetary. A $ cheap replacement part has brought this mixer to it's knees and rendered it useless.

    from Isabella's Italian Trattoria Posted on

    Thank you for the review, Andrew! Please remember our Customer Solutions team is available to help if you ever have issues. We are sending you the replacement part for your mixer.

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    We love our new mixer! Great capacity for cinnamon rolls, buns, breads & so much more, fairly small footprint for the size that it is. Very happy with our purchase so far plus free shipping!

    from Bada Bean Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Hi. Just received this mixer. Was checking it out. I am still up in the air about it, but will repost my review once I have had more time and use out of this mixer. The first thing I noticed is a "click" sound after switching between on and off. Is this normal? Has anyone else had this experience.

    Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We hope that you find this mixer helpful in your baking. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon to make sure that the clicking noise will not pose a threat to the mixer's smooth operation in the future.

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    We needed a mixer to replace an older unit and this is the perfect price range for us. A quality mixer that handles our batches well. Excellent product.

    from Whitecomb's Farm Market Posted on

    We purchased this mixer over a year ago and is still in good condition and runs great, the bowl is very light and durable and the attachments are strong. The only complaint is some of the attachments don't reach the bottom of the bowl when mixing and some of the nuts come loose sometimes.

    from Book Club Cafe Posted on

    I bought this mixer to use in my small cake/dessert studio, I am able to make enough batter for three tier cake (6,8,10) at one time. Nice and sturdy and small enough to fit on a stainless steel table.

    from Do Me A Favor NYC Posted on

    This mixer is great! Comes with a huge mixing bowl that is perfect for making frosting for a bakery! Wiil definitely purchase another when the times comes.

    from Polka dot bakery Posted on

    Best Price you will Find Anywhere. I have looked everywhere locally and online. It's is perfect for making icing in bulk and mixing cake mix.


    Very goo table mixer, at a very good price. Highly recommend.

    Mixer broke 2nd week after purchasing with very light use mainly for whipping egg whites. Warranty department is very slow in handling return as I have been going back and forth over a week, while we're out of a mixer. Very dissatisfied with service and mixer.

    from Javonna Peng Posted on

    We appreciate your feedback! We’re sorry this is defective. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.

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    We love this mixer and it has improved the efficiency of our dough mixing operation. The bowl is sturdy and durable and yet light enough for all of our bakers to handle. The mixer is also quieter than we expected.

    from Sohna Mango, Inc Posted on

    Awesome mixer! Great for making our doughs and icing! Large bowl allows for making good larger batches of products. I shopped around on mixers, and I'm glad I chose webstaurantstore for my bakery needs.

    from Wicked Sweet LLC Posted on

    This is the best deal on a mixer you can truly I couldn't believe I got a 20 qt mixer for the price of basically what it would've cost to ship others... totally amazed ....thanks for your savings

    from Mendocino Care Center Posted on

    I buy it two year ago and still working find no problem at I love it, an alway will shop there because the have everything I need in one place. I bake all day 10 to 12 cake a day. And anyone that having problems just don't know how to work it, one of my Best Buy ever

    from curley's Posted on

    Great price, but was concerned about some of the reviews. Our first usage, we made 30 gallons of homemade pancake mix and it worked fine. We don't make doughs, so hopefully this mixer will last a long time. My reason for four star is we have only used it once and because of some of the negative reviews. I feel at this time this was a great choice for our application and at really GREAT PRICE!

    from Lee's Diner Posted on

    I was a little bit skeptical about ordering this mixer with the mixed reviews it had, but I'm glad we went with it anyway. It mixes well and we haven't had a problem with it.

    from Polkadot Cupcake Shop Posted on


    We have named our Avantco Mixers Bertha and Joyc they have been such a great addition to our bakery as we have grown. We purchased the first one about 3 years ago and then added on the second one about 2 years ago and would purchase them again. We have only had a few wear and tear issues which we have been able to purchase replacement parts directly from Webstaurant.com with great ease and they even were great to help when the second one arrived and had apparently been damaged in shipping. They were so quick to respond and send out the parts that were damaged to get it us and running super fast. Don't know what we would do without either one of them. In fact our next additional will most likely be a larger version.

    from Heav'nly Foods Posted on

    Without this we would have a lot work on our hands!! We use this every day for mashed potatoes, homemade biscuits & bread & margine for pies!

    from The Garden Steakhouse Posted on

    A very good mixer that is reliable. We use it daily to make cookies and it makes a huge batch. Big enough to make big batches but small enough to fit in a small kitchen.

    Posted on

    This mixer is a great product for the price! We use it to mix our pizza sauce. It is very durable. Very easy to use and clean! Love it!

    from The purple monkey Posted on

    Great mixer only gripe i have is that it don't multiple speeds, and the wisk doesn't work the best. It gets the job done tho.

    from Penelopes Lil Cafe Posted on

    We purchased this unit a few months ago and just started using it in our bakery a few weeks ago. The unit gave us issues of the bat. The nub that secures the bowl to the unit broke off as it was barely tack welded to the bowl. We then tried a replacement bowl and the same thing happened. On top of that, the motor often strains and shorts out when mixing light weight items such as cream cheese and light cookie dough. My kitchen aid table top mixer can handle these simple tasks better than this unit. It is a complete waste of money for ANY commercial application. REally unhappy with the purchase and wish there were some way to return it. No bueno.

    Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We have sent replacement bowls. This unit is an excellent value and recommended as a starter mixer suitable for light-duty use. Please feel free to contact a Customer Solutions Representative as soon as any issues arise.

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    0 out of 1 found this review helpful

    We bought this mixer when we first opened our cupcake shop, it works great if you have a lot of batter or frosting to mix!

    from Roc's Cupcakes Posted on

    I only gave this 4 stars because it's not a Hobart. For the money it's great and has been holding up well in a busy kitchen. Great for large(relatively) batches of cookies or pastries. A little slow kneading 7-10 loaves of bread but it will do it. For the money, it's great.

    from Company of OHS! Posted on

    I purchased this item excited about finding a mixer to make icing and basic wet ingredients. It had pretty good reviews and because I have other mixers I figured if it wasn't as powerful as others- no big deal. Power doesn't seem to be the problem. There are two other problems. First- as usual I have to turn the machine off before switching gears but my mixer won't switch between the top gear and bottom gear without turning it on and off in the middle gear, first. I've never had a mixer that did this. In addition- there is quite a bit of space between the bottom of the attachments and the bowl. There's enough for me to easily put my hand in between the bowl and mixer. I'm attaching a picture. When whipping things like butter and meringues this makes the entire process difficult. It's a result of poor design. I've written customer service but was immediately told my warranty was voided because I switched between gears while the machine is on. I didn't do that- so I'm hoping they can work with me because I have plans to purchase other things from them. My hope is that customer service is responsive. I'll update the review when I find out if they help.

    from Baker Miller Posted on

    Thank you for your review! A Customer Solutions Representative will be in contact right away. In order to switch gears properly, the unit must be turned off before switching. The mixer can be adjusted to bring the attachment closer to the bowl, however the attachment should not touch the sides, as metal on metal would hinder the mixing process. We do carry mixers such as Hobart brand mixers that have a scraper blade to perform this function.

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    Purchased this almost a year ago. In the beginning, it was a good mixer and did the job well. Lately, it started being VERY loud when mixing. It'll probably break down really soon. We contacted Avantco about this but they have not been helpful. I guess you get what you pay for.

    Posted on

    Thank you for your review! A Customer Solutions Representative will be in contact shortly and is working to help you return the defective mixer.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    For the price, this mixer cannot be beat! We've had it for a few months now, and our output has literally tripled. We haven't had any problems yet!

    from Crazy Cakes Posted on

    I have had this machine for a little over a year and it works pretty good. It has fallen oven while making dough for bread before, while it was on a Mixing Table that was recommended for the mixer. When this happened a few things inside moved around and I had to macgyver it to make it work again. It has been working fine again but I found the a part inside is kind of weak and I had to reinforce it after the part that was reinforcing it was easily broken off. So far a fair product, but I make sure to put it on a bigger table to make sure it doesn't fall over.

    from Temecula Catering Posted on

    I initially purchased this mixer, thinking it would be adequate for my occasional, home use. When it arrived I was very excited to use it. Upon mixing a batch of bread dough (approximately 8-10 cups of flour), the machine began "jumping" and wiping the bread around very fast. (There are only three modes or speeds on this... the dough hook being the least fast). The product then began smoking. I immediately unplugged it and stopped using it. While the smoking issue may just be a product fault... the overall design of the mixer is poor to adequate. This is definitely a cheaper made product to what I am used to working with. I am currently working with webstaurant.com to resolve this issue. My advice-- Save for the better quality mixer, or try to buy used. I would not see this mixer withstanding the test of time.

    from KH Posted on

    Thank you for your review! A Customer Solutions Representative is working to resolve the issue. These mixers are recommended for commercial use only. For a mixer better suited for your applications, try one of our KitchenAid mixers instead!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Great item. My only challenge is the stainless steel guard came off after approximately 6 months or so. Other than that, it works perfectly! I would recommend this item.

    from Uncle Honey's Homestyle Desserts Posted on

    I bought this mixer to do large volumes of rolls and desserts for a food program at church. I am the pastors wife and use the mixer at my residence next door to church. It is excellent and gives great performance. Because I have never used a commercial mixer it would if been great if the instructions that came with the mixer were clearer. But. I figured it out. It is awesome and I would recommend it to anyone who does lots of baking even at home. It can hold quite a load.

    from Carroll!ton church of God / Wendy Posted on

    Good size mixer and the prize is right , so far it is doing a very good job for me plus when budget is low.

    from The Sandtrap Bar & Grill Posted on

    The first time we bought this we had an issue with the mixer. Webstaurant store was very responsive and gave great customer support. They replaced it immediately. It has worked well since the replacement.

    Posted on

    We love this mixer. It fits perfect in on a counter top. Easy to use . We make 4 batches of icing at one time. Very Pleased with purchase.

    from Sweet Confections Posted on

    Nice mixer. I can make 10 times the amount of dough that I used to be able to. Very nice for my small burger joint. I make anywhere from 300 to 400 rolls a day. Handles it with ease.

    from big e's burger joint Posted on

    My 1st one lasted over two years. It was such a time saver compared to using 6 quart mixers. My new one is having issues, but I'm sure it will all be resolved soon.

    from Yummaries LLC Posted on

    Thank you for reviewing this product! Our Customer Solutions team will be in contact.

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    Can't beat this for the price! We replaced our old Hobart and this does the trick! Now we have two and are going lightening fast!

    from Studio Cake Posted on

    Wonderful mixer. It really stands up to abuse. There are so many attachments for it that you can eliminate a couple other pieces of prep equipment with just this mixer.

    from Niemann Foods Inc Posted on

    Most everything we serve in our cafe is made fresh in house, and this mixer has worked superbly! With its #12 hub we were even able to use our many attachments from the old mixer it replaced! I can't yet say how it stands up over the long term, but I can say it performs as well as our old one, which was a top name brand mixer, and I am expcting many years of dependable service from it.

    from The Wagon Wheel Cafe, LLC Posted on

    Great mixer, price wass perfect for my budget. MIxed cookie dough, cinnamon dough, cake batter and frosting in it and for the cookie dough it's great to do 4 times the batter now. Great purchase.

    from thecookieguy Posted on

    Not a very good product. I have had this product for less than 2 years and it has blown up or just does not work. Tried everything and even replaced the reset switch. Does not work. These things are supposed to last a lifetime and well, I do believe a lifetime should be more than 1 year and 6 months.

    from The Shady Lawn Lodge & Restaurant Posted on

    We are sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing with your mixer. A Customer Solutions Representative will be contacting you to see how to assist.

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    Love it! Works great, and super easy to use. The price is well below Hobart also. I can't speak on the longevity of the item as I haven't had the mixer but for about a year.

    from Dana Marie's Cakes Posted on

    I use this baby all the time at work. From making large batches of whipped cream to mashed potatoes it gets the job done. Great product.

    Posted on

    Great Mixer to have in industry sized kitchens1 Price is great and it works great! Never have to worry about having problems with this machine cause it has been working for awhile were we work!

    Posted on

    Excellent mixer for the price! Very heavy duty. Handles everything we have thrown at it so far. I shopped around for quite a bit before making the commitment to buy this and I am very happy that I did.

    from Baked Cakes & Gourmet Desserts LLC Posted on

    This is a great mixer. Although it may not be name brand like hobart, it still gets any job done. Great deal for the price.

    Posted on

    Great for making our big batches of cake and or cupcakes. We are a startup so we needed something big that can handle big orders.

    from KAMI Cakes Posted on

    Excellent mixer, runs great. Great price! I highly recommend, you won't find a better deal anywhere. I was looking for a year and am thoroughly satisifed.

    from Cake Gypsy Posted on

    We bought this mixer for breads, foccia and pastries. It is the perfect size and extremely powerful! The operation is quiet...we definitely couldn't be happier.

    from Ciro's Bistro Posted on

    This is a great alternative to other name brand floor mixers. It is really nice quality and even has the cage gaurd.

    Posted on

    I have a small gourmet shop where I bake fresh pies, cakes and other items. This mixer works beautifully and gets the job done! I highly recommend it if you have a small shop.

    from Gourmet Creations Posted on

    This mixer is well suited for high volume bakeries. The 20qt bowl allows for alot of product to be mixed. The Green on and red off button make it easy to see how to turn on and off the machine.

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    nice mixer for the price. we needed something not too big or too small. this was just about the right size. this was the right size.

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