Just joined the site. I have recently killed my kitchen aid mixer. Walked away from it with too much dough in it. Well when I came back, the kitchen was full of smoke and the mixer was d-e-a-d. So I have been looking around for new ones. Almost bought a Bosch after borrowing a friend's then read about the Globe 5qt and thought that sounded good. So in true American overkill I came across a deal I couldn't pass up. I happened upon an old Hobart a200t, 20 qt mixer- for FREE. So I took it. It works. Have to get a bread hook but figure I will use this space as a diary of sorts and see how it goes. Really just writing to myself since I came across this space but if anyone has suggestions, I welcome them. I've been a 5qt baker for a while and have many questions but will dive into this new situation with my usual ignorance. I seem to like learning the hard way.