Overhead Stirrer/Mixer

DoreenDoreen Member
edited November 2017 in Resources
This overhead stirrer/mixer (Mophorn Electric Overhead Stirrer/Mixer) is being advised by Perry here on Chemist Corner. It's getting good reviews for small batches.
Point is, the sellers on Amazon don't ship it internationally and I can't find any other company that does.
Does anyone know which company that ships internationally sells this mixer OR can recommend a overhead mixer that's comparable (also in price)?
I would appreciate it!

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  • Initially i was also stuck for a mixer as these type of model do not ship to South Africa. I eventually used a standard desktop drill press with a vsd attached. That worked well for some time until i needed a homogenizer. struggled for about 18 months to get a homogenizer from china or india as locally they just do the most expensive stuff in the world (Silverson). ended up buying at a distressed auction for a 10th of the second hand price.
  • Check for the same model on ebay. I'm sure you will find it. 
  • DoreenDoreen Member
    edited November 2017
    @em88
    Nope, Ebay or Amazon: can't find sellers that ship to this country.

    @Perry
    Thanks for the link! I'm willing to try that, has anyone on here tried this DIY project?
    It would be less hassle though if there were a brand like Mophorn, but so far I can't find anything...
    Edit: The items necessary for this project aren't shipped to this country either. Frustrating!
  • OMG, where are you from? :)
    What about alibaba.com,  they do ship worldwide. 

  • Rec’d this mixer today. No assembly instructions but I’m sure I can figure it out, and the paperwork included is in Chinese. 
  • Any specific model mentioned in the paperwork? 
  • This is the Mophorn Electric Overhead Stirrer Doreen linked above. Got it put together just fine. Can’t wait to try it out. I have a Silverson but it’s time-consuming to clean so I’m hoping I’ll like this mixer. If not I’ll have a raffle and give it away.
  • @tanelise please keep updating us about this stirrer  ;)
  • 100W motor should do fine with viscous semidolids.
    It should be easily reparable too. 
    Does the stirring rod vibrate at high speed?
  • @tanelise
    I have bought other mixers in the mean time. I wish I could order it some other way, rather than the few sellers on Amazon, who don't ship this mixer abroad.
    It's amazingly cheap so I hope for you that it's durable.
  • @zaidjeber, I sure will.

    @em88, not sure if it vibrates at high speed. I’m waiting on some raw materials to arrive so I can try it out.

    @Doreen81, I wish you could order it as well. Wonder what the shipping would cost from my location (Atlanta, GA, USA) to yours?


  • @tanelise
    So kind of you to think of that!
    I already have a new mixer, so there's no urgent need. 
    Keep us informed about it, though! (if the new mixer isn't all that great, I might want the Mophorn anyway)
    Shipping prices all fees etc included to here are quite high. I think it will be around what the Mophorn costs.
  • @Doreen81, I sure will! What kind of mixer did you purchase? Send the link if you have time and don’t mind.

  • DoreenDoreen Member
    edited January 2018
    @tanelise
    Oh nothing 'special' yet. A new stick blender for high shear, planetary mixer for low shear (for home crafting).
    At work we have Ultra Turrax homogenizers, there is a small change I can buy one of these second hand at a reduced price (still pricey nonetheless).
  • OK, used this mixer for the first time last night, and again this afternoon and I must say we got along much better today. @em88, yes it does vibrate at a high speed, and at one point it started going faster and faster. I had one hand on the beaker handle, another on the mixer and needed a third hand to turn it off. You also have to be sure the shaft is very secure or it’ll fall out after it hits the side of the beaker a couple times.

    That was last night. Today I used it with no problems. 
  • kotkot Member, PCF student
    tanelise  Why have you had one hand on the beaker? Are you not using the "holder/clamp" not sure what it called...



  • @kot, I don’t usually hold the beakers but I was using a stainless steel one that had a handle. The mixer came with the holder/clamp but I just didn’t attach it. It fits my smaller beakers but not the larger ones.
  • We use hose clamps attached to a... stick(?) for ours, they come in a multitude of sizes and are adjustable. Maybe look for something like that?
  • @gld010 good idea. Thanks for the tip! 
  • Thanks for the feedback! 
  • @em88 overall, I think I like it. Worth the $95 I spent on it (and free shipping on Amazon)
  • Agreed. I wanted to build one myself, but $95 is already cheap. 
  • @em88 agree! Why bother? Lol
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