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Please help me choose between mixers

watto1903's picture
watto1903

Please help me choose between mixers

For my budget it is a straight choice between 

Kenwood Prospero KM283

Or

Tefal QB400DA4

Could anyone advise whether I should pick one over the other? 

Kollin's picture
Kollin

Kenwood Prospero KM283 Capacity - dough :500g

Tefal QB400DA4 - unknown

This capacity for dough does not look good  to me  ;)

watto1903's picture
watto1903

It's a 4.3 litre bowl. Surely that holds more than 500g?

Kollin's picture
Kollin

http://www.kenwoodworld.com/en-INT/All-products/Kitchen-Machines/Prospero/prospero---km283---0wkm283001/?TabSegment=specifications

 

Capacities
  • Bowl size:4.3 litres
  • Capacity - cake :1.6kg
  • Capacity - dough :500g
  • Capacity - egg whites :8 Maximum
  • Capacity - flour for pastry :450g
watto1903's picture
watto1903

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? 

 

Kollin's picture
Kollin

My advice is: Save  more money and take something decent (that can work 1.5-2kg of dough) .

mini_maggie's picture
mini_maggie

It's not about the bowl, it's about the motor.  Mixing heavier quantities of dough may burn out the motor.

Yerffej's picture
Yerffej

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.

Jeff

 

catlick's picture
catlick

Electrolux DLX Assistent....Best thing I have ever invested in.

Wendy

watto1903's picture
watto1903

What's your opinion on this? 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B008820EY4

Thanks for all input so far ;-) 

Kollin's picture
Kollin

· Special Aluminum kneading hook for yeast and bread dough (maximum quantity of flour is 2kg)It looks suitable ;)

watto1903's picture
watto1903

yay!

winstonsmith's picture
winstonsmith

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.