Machine Dough Kneading Times
I'm a home baker who loves to make sourdough breads. I generally use Hamelman's excellent BREAD book, but am wondering about the recommends on machine kneading. I have to replace my Breville 5-quart mixer because it has started clicking and grinding, and all home machine makers seem now to prefer users to only need on speed 1 for 2 min and speed 2 for an additional 2 min.
What to do? Hamelman always directs to mix on speed 1 for at least 3 min, and on speed 2 for between 4 and 7 min, depending on the recipe.
I don't want to burn out another machine. Am considering the KitchenAid Proline 6-quart. What do y'all think? Lower machine kneading times and do hand knead for remaining time?