Questions About Hobart KitchenAid Mixer
I found a Kitchenaid mixer for $40 at a flea market, and am giving it to dear daughter for her first college apartment.
My mixer is an Electrolux DLX, so I know little about KA mixers. I've read they overheat easily and can't handle bread dough, but are good for light duty mixing. Of course those comments are by DLX devotees, so perhaps biased.
The labels on this one say: "Hobart, Kitchenaid Div, Troy, Ohio" "Max Watt 300" "K5SS" "Solid State". It is ivory colored, lift bowl, and, once cleaned up, looks virtually new. Works fine, as far as I can tell. It came with the bowl, whisk paddle, and plastic bowl lip. I need to get her a paddle for dough. Maybe a bread dough attachment too. There is no manual.
What should I tell her about using this appliance? What is the max load it can handle? Any tips?. How old do you think it is?
I see the current KA mixers are much more powerful, up to 575 watts.