Only today I saw the topic and therefore I will try to answer the questions in order.
The car was bought in Kiev. On the Internet, we found several online stores that have a self-pickup point and, having chosen the cheapest at that time for the price (it turned out about something about 37 thousand rubles with kopecks) in advance (they ordered 2 weeks in advance, and confirmed their order in 5 days and phoned at the time of entry into the territory of Ukraine). I wanted this machine so much that I monitored the status of the order every day from Moscow by e-mail :))) We bought it at Tekhnokhat, but at the same time I insured myself and ordered it at the Meat Grinder (by the way, it was cheaper now, the price increased by almost $ 100: (but the car did not manage to arrive from Poland at that moment, so the first option remained.) If you order in this way, fix the price, if possible, it jumps from them. Now more than 10 thousand hryvnia, and I bought for 9 with something.
I really liked the attitude in Technohat - the manager, despite my meticulousness, "led" me to the end, even measured the dimensions of the box and sent me a photo :)). In general, the harvester was waiting for us for 2 weeks in reserve. Plus, the combine was completely checked on the spot before buying (this is a plus, by the way, compared to delivery from Germany).
The box is oversized, but not critical - the dimensions allow you to safely place the car in the trunk of the crossover without folding the seats. Box weight 30 kg. The weight of the device itself is 13.6 kg.
I do not recommend putting it on a washing machine or dishwasher. After all, this is a machine stuffed with electronics and when the "stands" work from vibration, it is them, and not the combine, in the device, God forbid, something will shift, and there is no warranty repair in Russia alas.
And to carry around the kitchen almost 14 kg ... It’s also not ice.
It's better to come up with something like a countertop after all. Well, the surface of the washer is smooth sliding - the device can move during operation (when kneading a hard dough, for example). It didn't stand up very well for me either - the cabinets are hanging low, they even wanted to lower the tabletop by a few centimeters, but since to work with the attachments, you still have to move the machine a little (so that the cabinets do not interfere), we decided to simply increase the depth of the tabletop by 6-7 cm. Then everything will be fine.
Note also that there should be a place to the left and right of the machine where you could put containers for receiving processed products. In general, it would be nice to have a "place" with a width of 80 cm at least.
We didn't have this place either, but after 2 weeks of waiting, I went through everything in my small kitchen so much that now the car is standing in splendid isolation on an 80cm tabletop. If you could see what was there before :))) And a double boiler and a decanter and a blender. And now everything is located in other places even better than before.
Also keep in mind that a lot of space is taken up not by the machine itself (it needs only a 40 by 30 cm section), but the attachments to it. I have not yet begun to pull the attachments out of my boxes - so it is more clear which part of what belongs to what. Of course, some of the packaging had to be eliminated and the contents combined.
By the way, I read a very valuable advice on the KM020 forum - in order for the rubber pads on the legs to last longer - I put the car on a thin plastic board (2mm) and move not the car, but this board. Very comfortably.
As for cooking on induction, I have not yet used the device to its fullest. I all dream of making custard, but so far my hands have not reached it. Maybe this weekend they will come ... Although there are a lot of apples - I will probably bake charlottes again.
I made eggplant caviar at induction. In the Kenwood topic (2), I described some of the nuances. If you try to make a larger portion at once (4 eggplants, 3 peppers, 4 onions), then until the vegetables are boiled down, you had to hold the bowl and help with the spatula in full - otherwise the nozzle wedged from a large amount of food, the bowl came out of the grooves and, accordingly, an error signal was heard.
Previously, I made a little more than half of the portion (for a sample) - everything was great. The machine interferes, hands free - beauty. The temperature is regulated ... Onions, however, are not fried, but rather stewed in their own juice.
Tempering chocolate is an interesting idea, of course, but in the near future I will probably not do it, so there is nothing to advise here ... Although .... Damn getting fat so fat :)) Next week I'll probably make "Prague" , and there just the chocolate icing is needed. When you do it on the stove, of course you don't really like to constantly interfere.
As for the sauces, it seems to me that there should be no problems. The machine (or rather induction), it seems to me, is precisely "sharpened" for this process. The maximum volume indicated on the bowl is 3 liters. This is about half.
Today I made pasta with seafood :))) Mmmmm ... It's delicious. True, I took pasta from the store and boiled it on the stove ... But the rest of the sauce with sea creatures was made in Kenwood. Not bad, you know ... not bad ... The only thing is that the mixing speed is a bit high (at the minimum), it seemed to me. I already wrote about this earlier. There is a very convenient function (button) for mixing one and a half turn of the nozzle. BUT!!! The whole point is that heating, as far as I understand, only works when there is constant stirring, that is, it will not work to stop the mixer and heat it up, stirring occasionally.
The timer can be started both in the direction of increasing the time, and in the direction of decreasing (in this case, the machine turns off after the time expires. It is also convenient).
What else was there? Yogurt? Chesslovo did not ask such a question. No answer.
I haven't made the dough for proofing yet, but judging by the heating process, the proofing described above will not work - so that there is heating, the mixer must constantly work, and therefore crush the dough, which is not suitable in this situation.
The only thing you can try is to remove the attachment .... But you need to experiment with this already on the device itself. I will specifically go check and unsubscribe whether the heating is on.