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magic mill dlx 9000 is only 450 watts? worried *_*

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magic mill dlx 9000 is only 450 watts? worried *_*

so someone on craigslist near me is selling a very lightly used perfect working condition magic mill dxl 9000. i went and checked it out, looks nice, price is good too @ $230 (the gentleman said his wife always made dough by hand, the magic mill was an experiment, she tried it a few times, decided to switch back to hand mixing, it sat on the shelf for years, one day he looks at it and says "time to go!").

only thing is, when i looked at the bottom, to my dismay i saw that this model is only 450 watts, not 600 like the dlx 2000 or the new assistent n28 (or whatever it's called). 

i am only nervous because i make these large 20-cups-of-flour (5 lbs.) challah doughs. is it a mistake to buy this one? will those 150 watts be a hugely big deal? should i hold out until i can find a reasonably priced 600 watt model? or just grab it!


thanks for any help!

jcking's picture

Watts are a measure of power used, not necessarily efficiency or strength of the mixer. There should be info for capacity somewhere.


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bread lover

I have a dlx.  I bought mine just when it went from 450 watts to 600, but everyone I talked to on the yahoo forum that has the 450 watt didn't really know why they would go to 600.  The way the machine is built its torque makes 450 watts  plenty of power for what you are wantinng to do.  Maybe you need 600 watts of power to do huge loads of like stiff bagel dough, though I even doubt that.   Capacity shouldn't be a problem either, at Christmas I make Panettone that uses 2000 grams (almost 4 1/5 pounds) of flour, and it fits just fine.  If you never used one before and is used to the planetary mixers, it can get some getting used to to learn how to use it.

If you grind your own meat, the meat grinder attachment is excellent too.  hope this helps..