The basic parts for a universal Bosch mixer include the mixer, a mixing bowl, wire whips, a dough hook, a plastic driver, a lid and a splash cover. The compact mixer includes a beating whisk and stirring whisk in place of the wire whips, and a smaller 4-quart mixing bowl.
The two different Bosch mixers come with slightly different basic parts. The universal mixer contains not only the basic attachments and whisks, but it is also larger with a separate place for a blender. The blender accessory does not come with the basic mixer package. Besides a blender, other extra attachments include a slicer or shredder, a food processor, a citrus juicer, a meat grinder and a cereal mill. There are also different types of bowls and paddles as well as noodle-making parts that fit the meat-grinder attachment. The included bowls are either flour sifters or stainless-steel bowls.
The compact Bosch mixer has slightly fewer basic parts and does not have a separate area for a blender attachment, but the main area where the bowl sits can be converted for a blender. It has a few extra attachment options as well, including a food processor, a slicer or shredder, a meat grinder and a juicer.