Dave, which book do you have? I have seen a couple through my cook book club and I am never sure which one is the best for no knead.
As for the cookies and cakes, my KE Pro is wonderful. I can make 12 dozen chocolate chip cookies in it from creaming to stirring in the chips then my convection oven bakes 60 at a time in 6 minutes. Now if I could find some way to speed up traying them (even with my disher it is too slow for the oven) I would be a happy baker! I have another order for 20 dozen cookies of various types for two weeks from now with a few cakes thrown in there too.
These ones today were a labour of love though, not business. This is the first year I haven't gone on the trip with "my kids" in 6 years and I wanted to send something with them to remember my by!