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Magimix 5150 (5200 in Europe)

MommaT's picture
MommaT

Magimix 5150 (5200 in Europe)

Hi,

 I am considering buying a Magimix 5150 food processor for a multitude of other purposes.  However, I see on the website that they claim it has a capacity of 1.3 kg bread dough.

 I generally like to knead by hand -- this kind of therapy is one of the reasons I bake bread -- but thought it might be useful to use the Magimix for mixing wetter dough or for starting the mixing/kneading process (then finishing off by hand).

 Anyone have experience using the Magimix for this purpose?  Is this realistic?  Or am I deluding myself?  ;-)

 Thanks,

 MommaT 

Russ's picture
Russ

But I seem to remember reading a warning somewhere about slack/wet doughs being hard on FPs.

I'd recommend trying to read what the manual has to say about what you can and cannot knead in the Magimix before buying one if kneading wetter doughs will be one of your intended uses. Many manufacturers will post manuals in the support areas of their website. Or if you're buying from a brick & mortar store, you could ask to see the manual before buying.

Russ