I like baking bread. I also like kneading dough, but that sort of culinary joy can fade after a while. This leads me to want some kind of mechanical aid for the heavy work, and I’m considering either a food processor or a stand mixer.
First, I know they have to be powerful for dough, which means either option is expensive. That said, does either provide a reliable method to prepare and knead good-sized batches of a broad variety of doughs on a regular basis? Does one have an advantage over the other? What would be a good model, and what kind of lifespan could I expect? What about very sticky dough, or even very hard dough, such as for noodles?
Any input or suggestions, even on additional useful items for bread baking would be appreciated.