What's the best mixer for me?
When I make bread, I usually make 3 loaves at a time at the most. I'm looking for the best mixer I can find for my money. My priorities are that it will last indefinitely or at least for a long time if I take care of it, that it cost no more than 250 dollars, that it hold at least 3 loaves (I don't know how many quarts that would be?), and that it can obviously mix the dough efficiently! I also like the idea of being able to just use one bowl for the whole process, so if it could be big enough to mix the dough and rise in it that would be good, but is definitely not a priority. This may be naive but I am hoping I can snag one for 200 dollars or as low as 150 dollars, but that might not be realistic. So basically, cheap and efficient are the traits my mixer must fulfill. Also, what are some tips to not burn out my motor or make it die prematurely?