Hey Matthew, I'm looking for a spiral mixer similar to this. I've found quite a few 20lt / 8kg models in China, but not yet found one I can order that is in this size range.
My first choice for the better half was a Mecnosud 7lt / 3kg model, these are a bit pricey so wanted to get a feel for what I can get direct from China.
Did you find much variety when you were looking? Where exactly did you look? I've found a few sellers through made-in-china.com, but still looking for another site that gives quite what I'm looking for.
Also, if you have any thoughts, do you believe the brand makes much difference? The Mecnosud looks to be a nice piece of machinary, but so far as I can see the majority of the extra cost is purely because it's made in Italy, I can't put my finger on any reason it'd make better dough than one made in China. My drill press is a $99 job from China, and seems to do the job fine - if I was using it all day every day I'd want a better one, for durability reasons, but for a couple times a week it does fine. I'm figuring a spiral mixer might be similar.
Thanks for any advice you can offer,