34 yr old KA Mixer - capacity?
Old question but archive not as clear as I need or have time to mine just now -- apologies for that. I'm considering compromising my obsession of doing everything possible in a mano and dust off a 34 year old KA (Hobart era) mixer w/dough hook and 8.5" bowl for this coming weekend's breads. I want to know how far I'm not getting in dough strength development by insisting on mixing by hand. A long way I suspect, judging from my doughs' invariant flacidity.
My usual batch of dough is 2 kg (= one miche or two boules). Can one of these old KA/Hobart (I can see "Hobart" underneath) workhorses handle that quantity of dough? I confess I don't recall ever using the thing -- inherited from my late sister 30 years ago and never gave it up, for sentimental reasons mostly. But now perhaps it can again have a purpose.