Challah mixers [Moved from Kosher board]
i want to start baking chalah, but the recipe i will using will be making 5lbs of dough (the amount required for the itzhvah of taking challah) i need to know what type of mixer to buy. i would like to buy the kitchenaid mixer but i want to know if i need the 6qt, or will the 5 qt be enough?
Most people I know who make that much have found a Magic Mill works much better. It's a little more expensive, but it's 8 qt.
I agree with Ganeden. I had a Kitchenaid for 15 years and I loved it for most of my baking, but the motor couldn't handle it when I began to bake Challah. The company replaced my Kitchenaid with a brand new one, even though it was so old. I now have a 6 quart Kitchenaid which I love, but I never use it for bread, I use the Magic Mill for that. Nothing gets me as excited as kitchen appliances, so I don't mind having two mixers. But if you are only purchasing one, which I realize that most people do, go with the Magic Mill. The Bosch and the Electrolux are also supposed to be great for challah. My daughter has an Electrolux and she swears by it.