Killed ANOTHER KA mixer. This time it wasn't even making bread, it was pasta dough.
This is the third one in 6 years. I am soooo done with KA.
Looking at the Viking. It has an 1000 watt motor.
Anyone have one? What about attachments like my beloved pasta attachment?
I was going to buy a Viking a few years ago but they seemed to have a lot of bad reviews so I bailed out and bought a DeLonghi 7 qt. It's been great, but no longer available. We were on a kitchen tour recently and in a kitchen made for baking, steam ovens, tester, rolling racks, the works. There was a Viking mixer on the counter, but there was also a bread machine in the pantry. But if the Viking can hold up the the baking done in this kitchen, then they must be worth a look.
Also look at electrolux / magic mill mixer. People seem to love it.
I don't use my KA artisan enough to break it anytime soon. If it breaks, that's the one I'm gonna get next.