I know, I know - mixers .. pls don't yell at me I'm old! In short, have a 6mo KA Artisan, hate it, am selling it.. Want an Assistent, none here in Australia, can import but no service here. Looked at the Bosch 86 but prob overkill at 1600W. Make bread just for myself, don't eat a lot of bread (carbs!), so scale recipes back to 500g flour weight and I prefer slightly higher hydration breads. Am looking at the Bosch MUM 56 (900W) .. anyone have experience with one and are you happy with it? Dough hook looks a little flimsy. Have checked previous posts.
BTW I just made David Snyders San Joaquin Sourdough (my most ambitious loaf yet) and it turned out beautifully, despite all the usual interruptions, phone calls, visitors etc. Don't it always happen!!