Oh, I adore my Kitchen aide stand mixer! Love, love, love it actually. I finally got one for my Birthday in 1999 and I tell you what that baby still looks brand new!!! I baby it a bit. My ex tried to nab it in the divorce, believe it of not that is one of the things I held out for!!! It makes baking wonderful! Everything so easy. And with my new condition, Cold Urticaria (allergy to cold, ), it has been wonderful. I can't let anything cold touch my skin or I swell up with hives so even making meatloaf, hamburgers, meatballs, etc welts me up. But not with this baby!