I had been kneading my bread dough with my 25 years old Oster Kitchen Center, but recently it is no longer able to handle the job. I guess it just got too old. My kitchen Center is still able to be used as a mixer, blender, food processor, juicer,sausage maker, ice crusher etc, but the motor just can't handle the bread dough anymore.
So I was wondering, if I have to buy an appliance mainly for kneading bread dough, (I like to bake it in the oven), what would the best appliance be?
My thinking is that eventually the Oster will have to be replaced, but I probably still have quite a few good years of use with it. It has so many attachments that I hate to give it up. But I would like to plan wisely for when the time comes to replace it.
In other words if a bread machine is best for kneading dough, I might just get a basic one that would do that job well even if it doesn't have any other features. On the other hand, if a good mixer , or if a good food processor does the job better, I might decide the get that instead seeing as I will probably have to replace the Oster soon, so why spend the extra on a bread machine? Does that make sense?
Any thoughts and suggestions on the subject are appreciated.