Looking for Magic Mills users
I've read through a bunch of posts that talk about this mixer, but they're mostly of the "I love it" or "I use mine as a doorstop" variety. Who here has figured out how to use this thing successfully and is willing to talk about it? The instructions are pretty vague, and there seem to be several ways of accomplishing the same things (I'm making bread doughs in various quantities). I'd love to pick someone's brain about their experiences. I've been playing with it all afternoon and it seems to have enormous potential, but I think I'm missing some details. For example, there is a scraper attachment. It seems to be useful in some situations and create havoc in others. I've been stopping the mixer half way through the kneading process and removing the thing, and that seems to help the overall process. Also, under what situations do you use the roller vs the dough hook? How do you deal with the dough creeping up the dough hook issue? I've been standing over it with a rubber spatula beating the thing back into the bowl during the kneading process, but would really prefer a "turn it on and leave it" approach. Oh, and adding flour part late in the kneading process seems nearly impossible (or at least a lot of work, including lots of manual scraping of the side of the bowl).
Anyone interested in chatting would be appreciated. Thanks!