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Advice on Stand Mixers

snihan's picture

Advice on Stand Mixers

Hello! Excited that i just signed up for the Fresh loaf, i always am looking on this site for bread help.

Anways, i have been researching stand mixers for months now and want to make the right decision, because these things are so costly!  I am wondering if any of you could off some advice as to what your using?  Right now i have a cuisinart 5.5qt mixer on loan from my aunt.  it works well for doing one loaf at a time, but today i tried to do two today and it started smelling like the motor was burning.  I am looking into starting to sell my bread from home, so i would need a mixer that could handle some tough kneading (i also try to only use whole grains). 

What do you think of the Bosch ?  Maybe the 7qt cuisinart? 

Thanks in advance!



janij's picture

The mixer you buy really depends on the kids of bread you want to make and how many loaves you want to make at one time.  I have a 6 qt kitchenaide that works well for white breads and some whole grain breads but can not handle more than 2 loaves.  Esp ones with heavy whole grains.  Then I have a DLX that works fantastic for whole grains and batches up to 6 loaves. 

SO consider what it is you will be making the most of.  I know some people who what Bosch's and love them.  But I don't know much about the cuisinart.

Good luck and ahppy baking.

DonC's picture

I love my Bosch. It's design does look like something from the 60's and probably keeps many people from buying it but it sure functions well!!!(see my comments in the other thread)

snihan's picture

thanks for the responses!

I dont make white breads, so i need a mixer that can handle heavy kneading with whole grain.  The one bad review i've read about the Bosch is that it can't handle one loaf batches well.  So i guess I'll just need to learn how to freeze for later.