stand or spiral mixer, must pick one cant afford both please help
hello, i wish to open a cafe in a number of months and to do the baking of cakes/muffins/some breads myself. I have only
a little baking experience but am working night and day practicing to improve with every book/dvd i can get.
I really would like to move to a proper planetary mixer as hand kneading, while a good skill to develop, is slowing me down.
The catch is that a decent one will set me back about €380 while I can buy a floor standing spiral mixer for €680 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-21-LITRE-SPIRAL-DOUGH-MIXER-VAT-inc-price-/270799712861?pt=UK_BOI_Restaurant_RL&hash=item3f0cebb25d). The first would be more practical for learning but would become redundant for a cafe and I think buying both would be foolish and i have to mind the cash I have. Would it be feasible to practice with a spiral mixer, whats the minimum amount of dough that could be mixed in a 20l/8kg mixer like this one?
Any suggestions or help would be very much appreciated, or comments on spiral mixers in general and what to watch out for when buying one.