For the life of me I can't find any reference to the maximum cups of flour this machine can handle. I could swear I read it in the manual but now can't seem to find this specific info. My guess is the max is about 4 1/2 cups of flour. Let me say though that I use the breadmaker for mixing and kneading only. I have the larger model that bakes a 2 lb loaf. Could I use a recipe using 6 cups of flour or would I be overtaxing the machine? Thanks for any input!