I love making pizza dough, but have had significant difficulties with our KitchenAid Professional 600 stand mixer. Particularly, I've found that it has trouble making whole wheat dough, as I often make about 4 doughballs at once, and the cheap plastic parts inside have broken several times. I've heard that the older KitchenAids were made better (particularly back when it was owned by Hobart), but seems like the newer ones often have a lot of cheap parts in them (which is a shame because the motor itself is great!)
Any recommendations for a stand mixer that can handle 4 - 6 whole wheat doughballs at once that doesn't cost $3,000?
Do the new "Commercial" KitchenAids fare any better than the "Consumer" ones or am I likely to run into the same problems? Anyone have any experience with the KitchenAid KSM8990NP Commercial Series NSF Certified Stand Mixer? Or should I really just try to find an old KitchenAid or Hobart?