Old Bosch, new Bosch, or Artiste?
So I've finally managed to break my KitchenAid Pro 600 (circa 2005, so it had a good life), while making a 3 loaf batch of sourdough. I'm planning on repairing it, but it's clear it isn't going to cut it for bread use.
I've been looking at alternatives and from what I can tell, the Bosch family seems like it would be a good fit for me. The Ankarsrum is really more than I'd like to spend (and in short supply used) -- and I like the ecosystem of attachments on the Bosch, which seem to be readily available used. I'm not concerned about the small batch issues, as I'll still have my KA and bread machine.
That said, I'm having trouble deciding between 3 Bosch-family options:
- A used Universal
- Definitely the most affordable; could be all set for ~$150
- Sounds like the older bowl can't go in the dishwasher
- No warranty, obviously
- A new Universal Plus
- Love the idea of the dishwasher safe bowl, at least in theory
- Most expensive option
- Nutrimill Artiste
- Middle of the range, price wise
- Most compact -- seems like a big plus
- Not sure about dishwasher
- No high speed attachment port -- but I don't know that I need anything that uses it
My gut says any of them would probably work just fine, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something? If anyone here has upgraded from an older Bosch to a newer one, or loves or hates their Artiste, I'd appreciate the feedback.