Never used it before for that purpose, and I am amazed.
The bread i made was fairly basic- 3 cups bread flolur, 1 cup barley flour, barley malt, yeast and salt and 1 1/4 cup water.
Used the dough hook. Put all the ingredients in the mixer bowl and WOW
I could not believe how fast it kneaded that dough into a nice supple, non stickey ball! I was dumbfounded. It took maybe 3 minuntes. It would have taken me at least 10.
So i give props to the Kitchenaid mixer- if you are a serious bread maker, you should get one of these.