Famag Spiral, Haussler, or Ankarsrum? Help! x_x
Need a little help. Torn between these different mixers, mostly the Famag + Haussler Spiral mixers. Hearing a lot of things about how Famag is a one trick pony (only for bread) and the Haussler can kind of do both with the paddle attachment they have. Then have some people saying Ankarsrum is pretty great all around and nearly as good as the Haussler?
Wish there was a store I could try out all 3.
Anyone have any experience with these?
Myself: I'm not a huge baker. Limtied experience just making Ciabatta with a lousy KitchenAid 4.5qt. I do however want to get into bread baking in a MORE major way. I don't want to spend $1500 on a mixer if I can possibly work with a larger capacity one. Don't want to end up in a situation where I buy a Famag IM-8S and am like "dang I could have gotten the 10S!" Though vanity included, I hate the limited colors of the 10-S so I may stick with the 8S. I'm worried about using dough thats well - .5kg on it however and issues of scaling....and it not working well with IM-8S! I don't usually make multiple breads ...and can't imagine myself making multiples in the same day...
In either case though - I wanted to know what's practical for me.