Globe planetary mixers
Can anyone offer any insight on the Globe (SP20) 20qt. mixer for durability and bread making? I've been using an older KA (300+ watt model) mixer which is now starting to make some noise and getting pretty warm after mixing (4) 1000g. loaves. This unit has to be at least 10 years old and has served me well over the years. Now my list of friends wanting bread is forcing me to make more loaves of bread weekly with this dying machine!
To upgrade my KA to a more heavy duty model would be in the area of $600. With the current economy the way it is here in Michigan, which doesn't seem to be isolated to the auto industry only, I've run into some good prices on new or used Globe mixers and was considering the 20 qt. model. This seems to be the perfect size for my needs, but I first wanted to get some opinions from the expert bread makers on this forum regarding this model.