is it worth buying magic mill dlx (or bosch) if i have a hobart manufactured kitchenaid
was about to purchase a new mixer when my mom said hey you guys can have mine i dont use it anymore. so i check it out and it's one of them "old-school" kitchen aids from back when they were hobarts! i know these machines are powerful so my question is this: i make challah dough (for those who dont know the term it's a type of dough made with high gluten flour that can be pretty tough to knead) once (sometimes twice) a week, and occasionally a pizza dough or artisan bread recipe. when i make challah i use 5 lbs of flour. every time. the other recipes vary, but are usually smaller. our current kitchenaid (a nice new one we got for a present a few yrs back) absolutely cannot handle it so we have been borrowing a neighbors bosch every week for a couple months now, but its time we got our own machine. i know there is a lot of talk about how the old kitchen aids were powerhouses (it certainly weighs more than double my "modern" kitchenaid) so can i just stay with it for these tough jobs? or am i just asking for trouble, and the smart thing to do would still be to get a new machine (like a bosch or magic mill)? i dont so much need advice on which new machine to get, there is a lot of discussion about the merits of different machines available, but i haven't really seen this issue addressed directly, so here it is. any help is appreciated, thank you!