Help Me Pick A Mixer?
I am thinking about getting a mixer.
My older Cuisinart food processor (CFP-5A) overheated working on bread dough w/ 3 cups of flour. My younger food processor (DLC-7) can handle the load, but dough works its way between the bowl and case for a sticky cleanup. Also, the dough heats up quite a bit.
I'm looking for a mixer that can handle bread dough with up to 5 cups of flour, with easy clean-up, that takes up as little counter space as possible. Whipping cream etc is not critical, we have a hand mixer if the counter mixer doesn't work.
A Hobart is big, tall (only 16'' clearance under my upper cabinets) and rather expensive for me - I've been checking them out at the restaurant supply store.
A KitchenAid stand mixer would be in the price range, so would a Cuisinart stand mixer. I'm not sure if those will handle the load? Which models would I need to look for?
There are also the Magic Mill mixers. Those are too expensive, but with patience I might be able to find one on Craigslist etc. What models are appropriate? I see DLX 9000, DLX 2000, and some others.
I'd appreciate any and all advice!