Bosch Universal Plus or Compact?
I hope you can help out a newbie here.
We have a bread machine, which we only use for making bread dough which we second-rise and bake outside the machine. Lots of people do that I think. Anyway, we are dumping the breadmaker as it is on its last legs. We are going to get either the Bosch Universal Plus or the Compact Bosch. (Glad to see Bosch brought back the Compact) :)
We are not concerned about cost so much as counter space and capacity. Our "normal" rounds have about 700g of flour and a bit over 300 grams of water... so about 1kg of "stufff" per loaf. We usually only make one at a time, but frequently (several times a month) need to make four at a time for the kids and grandkids.
It looks like the Compact MIGHT handle three of these. Perhaps not? May have to make two batches, eh? The Universal Plus looks like it could handle MUCH more... but I have been reading that the Universal Plus doesn't like to make little batches. Is my 1kg loaf a "little" dough batch that the Universal Plus would not like?
Can the Compact handle at least three of those loaves with no strain? Can the Universal Plus be used by my wife as an all-round mixer (batter, whipping, merangue, etc.?)
Any Bosch owners that could help us out here? As I said, it is not the cost so much as we want to avoid buying something that takes up more room than necessary.
Any advice would be appreciated.