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.
If you are worried about heavier dough, definitely save for an Ankarsrum Assistent. Those motors will pretty much handle anything that fits in the bowl. Remember its not the wattage that counts but how the prodcut uses the wattage. Ankarsrum has more power than it ever uses.
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.
So agree supposedly the company now is in control of the name changes and it will be Ankarsrum Original worldwide. Assistent, DLX, magic mill whatever you call it, I call it the best thing money can buy for your kitchen.
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.
I would suggest save for the DLX (now Ankarsrum Original worldwide) well worth the money works for big or small batches. Use it for everything including bagels AND I use it all the time for mashed potatoes, works fantastic for me with steel bowl and roller.
I bought one of these. It was noisy but seemed to work. Unfortunately motor died within a year of fairly light use. Replaced it with Kenwood kmix, looks good and so far works well. cheaper than Kitchenaid and has more powerful motor
I was reading reviews of electric mixers on amazon.com. Looking at the 1-star reviews I saw too many horror stories of motors going up in flames, gears grinding themselves to a nub and mixers doing the rumba across the kitchen counter. Let's face it, these consumer goods are all made as cheaply as possible in a certain far-off land where quality control is unheard of. Rather than purchase an electric mixer I bought a human-operated one. It rocks. I have total control over the mixing process and there is no motor to burn down the house. Mixing stiff sourdough bread dough was not strenuous at all and t is easy to scrape off ingredients that stick to the side of the bowl. So far I am totally happy with it, just love it. Best of all it cost a fraction of what an electric mixer would cost (ones that can handle bread dough are not cheap). Take a look at my new dough mixer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A0I1SZI/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1