I have a brand new KitchenAid 5 qt that I use mainly for making Rose’s incredible soft white bread. The problem I have is this: in the KitchenAid manual, it states quite firmly that you should never knead yeast bread at anything more than a level 2. But Rose suggests to knead it on level 4, and it does make a difference in the dough. Oh man, the dough kneaded at level 4 is incredibly soft and pliant. Exactly the best bread dough you’ve ever seen.
The dough kneaded on level 2 is almost as good, but not quite. If you want it to be that good, you have to use level 4.
So the question I have is this: if I use level 4 am I going to kill the motor in my baby as the manual states so firmly, or is it going to be all right?