Need advice on which appliances most useful
In addition to baking bread, I also make lots of pies, cookies, cakes, frosting, soup. Right now I have a Cuisinart food processor and a hand mixer, and am wondering if I should have both a stand mixer and a bread machine, or just one or the other.
What do you think, given the items I plan to make? I have heard you can make other things such as cake batters, cookie doughs, jams, etc. in the Zojirushi bread machine for example, but not sure if it could take the place of a stand mixer. Any advice?
BTW, forgot to mention, in the past I had trouble getting my bread to rise properly when using a stand mixer to mix the dough. It seems like the dough stays warmer and rises better when mixed on the dough cycle of a bread machine. Any tips to correct this problem with the stand mixer?