cuisinart 7 vs electrolux for smaller batches
I'm new to baking. I'm starting because i've moved from a place with fantastic bakeries everywhere to a place with completely shitty bakeries that just make mushy light bread.
The thing I miss most are authentic french baguettes, but I like a lot of more rustic breads. At this point I don't really have the vocab, but aside from baguettes I like heavy and dense breads, breads with nuts in them, etc.
I read the cooks illustrated comparison and they have the KA pro 600 and cuisinart 5.5 most highly recommended. I've read lots of negativity about the KA for heavier doughs.
The people here seem to prefer the electrolux by a wide margin. It has this to say about the electrolux "Wide bowl allowed easy access and capacity for nine bread loaves, but cookies, cakes, and even single loaves get lost in the abyss. The roller tool's grooves are a haven for butter."
Aside from bread, I'll probably want to do things like chocolate mousse, cookies, etc. I have a sweet tooth so i'm sure other things will come to me. For creaming and whipping the electrolux only got 1 and 2 stars, which is hardly great. Is this thing really only great for bread? I'm not so concerned by price but I do have limited space in the kitchen for multiple appliances.
I should say that I'm single so I won't be doing huge batches at a time. I cook mostly for myself. That said, I don't want to smoke my machine and be out $400 when an extra couple hundred could have gotten me something much better... But again, I want something that's good for all baking tasks and not just bread. And will i have problems because i'm working with smaller quantities?
The cuisinart got very solid marks but the fact that the KA got high marks for kneading makes me wonder how thorough they were there given the opinion on this site and others like it.