New Electrolux Assistent mixer
Santa came in style this year, and brought the Electrolux mixer I had been dreaming of. I was having trouble mixing enough dough to fill my mud oven, so I hope this will do the trick. Many thanks to my mother, who, come to think of it, gave me my KitchenAid many years ago, and also gave me "Bread Alone" way back, the book that got me into sourdough baking.
When I requested feedback on higher capacity home mixers a while back, not many people seemed to have experience with this one. I will post updates as I use it. Today it came out of the box and mixed up a couple of pizza crusts--hardly a test, but it was interesting to watch it work.
Things I like about it so far:
1. Huge capacity. Instructions claim it will knead a dough made of 23 cups of flour. We'll see.
2. Infinite-adjust speed control (no click stops) and a timer with auto shutoff.
3. Very open above the bowl. Easy to add ingredients, poke dough, etc.
4. Comes with bowl cover (great for autolyse and bulk fermentation).
(one negative--extra bowls cost a hundred bucks, but you may be buying by the pound--there is a lot of metal in them!)
More to come next week.