For my budget it is a straight choice between
Kenwood Prospero KM283
Could anyone advise whether I should pick one over the other?
Kenwood Prospero KM283 Capacity - dough :500g
Tefal QB400DA4 - unknown
This capacity for dough does not look good to me ;)
It's a 4.3 litre bowl. Surely that holds more than 500g?
The Tefal is 4 litre bowl so i guess it's a similar sort of dough capacity.
Looking at it though I would assume you can mix more than that?
My advice is: Save more money and take something decent (that can work 1.5-2kg of dough) .
It's not about the bowl, it's about the motor. Mixing heavier quantities of dough may burn out the motor.
Dough capacity and bowl size are largely unrelated. The specs on that mixer are telling you that if you attempt mixing over 500g of dough, you may break the mixer. Heed that warning.
I have no idea what your bread experience might be but if you are serious about baking bread, mix by hand and get really good at that. Then you can turn your thoughts to a mixer. Also note that many bakeries around the world produce significant amounts of bread using no mixer at all other than the hands. Even with a mixer you will be at a disadvantage if your hands do not "know" the dough.
Electrolux DLX Assistent....Best thing I have ever invested in.
What's your opinion on this?
Thanks for all input so far ;-)
· Special Aluminum kneading hook for yeast and bread dough (maximum quantity of flour is 2kg)It looks suitable ;)
It's suitability is entirely dependent on what you plan to do with it. If it's primary use is for bread I'd suggest a Bosch or DLX. If it's for small batches of dough which isn't too low in hydration it would be fine. Trying to make a dozen or so bagels with high gluten flour? Not so good. On the other hand a DLX isn't the greatest potato masher.