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Hello from Washington State.  New to this forum and I come seeking advice on spiral stand mixers.  I don't do a lot of baking, maybe 2 - 3 times a year around the holidays and have always done my breads by hand.  At 71 years the hands still work, but they complain a lot when the job is done.  I hope by getting a good bread mixer I can reduce the workload on my hands.


I always wanted a KitchenAid, but after reading a lot of discouraging reviews and coming across spiral mixers in my research, I have narrowed it down to the three listed below based on frequency of use, how it will be used and versatility.


The mixer will be used for breads and pizza dough, shredding meats and general mixing.  I would guess the mixer will get used for bread 2 times a month 4 to 6 months out of the year.


1 The Bosch Universal Mixer Plus: Rejected because of price, but not completely ruled out if a compelling argument can be made in its defense.

2 and 3 The WonderMix and the NutriMill Artiste, both almost identical in capacity and function, priced the same and basically use the same attachments.

I'm leaning toward the WonderMix because it has the dough divider. Are there any pros or cons for the use of the dough divider? Any glaring differences between the two that are not apparent?

Thank you,