Hobart N50 in a home kitchen, plus several other Hobart/KA questions
Hi all, first time poster here. I'm currently using an ancient Kitchenaid K5A, with plans to replace it with a newish KSM50 I was given needing some minor repair. In the meantime a mint 1950s Hobart N50 was donated to my church and I have first dibs if I want to buy it from them. Had a few questions for the brain trust before I make any choices, though:
1. Does the N50 have any benefit in a home kitchen for people who don't make large batches of bread? I've never overstressed my old K5A.
2. Does the N50 have any particular disadvantages? Right now I'm checking parts cost and it's stratospheric compared to the Kitchenaid models.
3. Are #10 attachments limited to Kitchenaid products these days? I only see #12 and larger Hobart stuff now. This machine has a #10 pelican but it doesn't have a good blade selection.
4. How many styles of modern Kitchenaid dough hooks are there? This N50 has a newer Ktichenaid hook and my K5A also has a hook, but they're different shapes and I can't tell what's what.
Probably will have more questions, but thanks in advance!