Need some pointers on my first simple stand mixer at a reasonable price for bread baking.
I enjoy making bread for myself and family. I tried a bread machine from Cuisinart and it left grease streaks in dough which forced me to return it. Upon looking for another bread machine I noticed that every one of them seemed to suffer from poor quality in some form or another. So I figured to myself, I just don't like the kneading, so why not get a mixer. Ive looked around and noticed they are pretty expensive and I really cannot afford an expensive model. My max is really going to be around $200, no more than that is possible.
I am a simple user, if I make bread I am only making one loaf at a time(maybe two on the rarest occasion). There will never be a time when I am making 3 loaves at a time. I mainly like to make wheat, rye, pumpernickel and white bread. Sometimes sweet breads as well.
After some looking around I came upon the BOSCH Compact Mixer from Pleasant hill grain. It seems to be a good price at $149, but I am new to this and not sure if this is a good unit. I sometimes also will mix cake batter or egg whites, but not much more than that.
This seems like a great community, so hopefully some opinions can lead me in the correct direction for my needs. Thank you.