Need advice on a stand mixer
I'm looking into getting a stand mixer, but I'm very indecisive and am having a hard time picking one out. It must cost 250 dollars or less and last at least a long time when I take care of it. I optimally was thinking I wanted a KA 600 but that's over my budget anywhere I can find it except on ebay, but then theres huge shipping. I was looking at the 5 quart mixer but I keep hearing about how kitchenaid products have all gone done in quality over the years, and for someone who wants to make a lot of bread, they will break down on me. I have another question- how many quarts does the mixer need to be if I want to make say 3 medium loaves per batch? So mainly I want your guys's opinions as to whether the KA 5 quart will do it for me, or if not what mixer is a better bet.