Good mixer for gluten free single batch loaves + extras
I have been searching and researching a new stand mixer. I never needed one until we went gluten free and then my mother in law had an old Hamilton Beach Model K that she gave me and I used, however, the gluten free dough jams the double beaters constantly. So I have been on the hunt for a new one.
I have looked at the Bosch but most everywhere says that it can't handle small batches. No where can I find though, how small is small. A loaf is typically 3 cups of flour, including starches. Is that a small batch? I'd have to imagine it is but not 100% certain, if it can do a single eggwhite, why is 3 cups to small?
The other thoughts I have are that gluten free breads aren't the same and don't act the same as regular gluten bread. So do I use a dough hook or the beaters? (probably a question for another section)
So I guess my big question is, which is the better bet for doing single loaves, occasional cookies and cupcakes and mashing potatoes and cauliflower, etc. We like attachments and want a grain mill, if anyone has thoughts on that for either the Bosch or KA, as well as the sausage stuffer and meat grinder. We looked at the Cuisinart, but the lack of those attachments pushed it out of the running.