Viking 7qt-Are they any good? No reviews on the website
I'm in the market for a new mixer and noticed that the Viking on the King Arthur website looks pretty nice. But, there are virtually no reviews on the 7qt, 1,000watt mixer. Just wondering what your experiences are with this line of mixer and/or if there would be a better mixer in the $500 range to replace my puny 4qt 300watt kitchen aid. I will be delegating my KA to the tasks of egg whipping, preparing produce for the freezer and grinding meat into hamburger, saving the bigger dough tasks for a tougher mixer.
Although I've developed my skills to the point that I do about 75% of my kneading by hand, it's still awfully nice to throw a batch of heavy rye dough in the mixer and at least be able to do the first 5 minutes in the mixer, finish off by hand. Right now that's an impossiblity unless I split the recipe and only do one loaf.
Thanks for your comments!