I found this site in searching for the information about the mixer I've just bought.
I bought a kenwood patissier km270 (400watt/1000watt max locked power/with a whisk, a beater, and a dough hook) at a good price, but in the manual I could only find the recipes on cakes, pastries, and cookies. So I doubted if it had enough motor power to knead the bread dough. I found out in a forum here that a mixer with motor power less than around 350 watt doesn't perform the kneading of stiff dough satisfactorily. I'm now wondering if I should refund it.
ps. 1. I can't understand the meaning of "1000watt max locked power", either.
2. In the manual, it says that whilst the dough is being mixed with a dough hook, the operation should take no longer than 5 minutes. Isn't it too short to knead a dough or is it enough?