Delayed buying this mixer for years. SO wish I had gotten it sooner! It's a joy to use, and it really does an excellent job mixing everything I've used it for. It IS a heavy thing, so I cut a plastic place mat to the same size as the bottom, and set it on the mat. Now it slides out from its corner easily; when I'm done, it glides right back in, & that's the only thing I can think of that it needed. I did buy the smaller bowl, which is nice to have for a few egg whites or whipping a cup of cream, but it's not absolutely necessary; you can beat/whip even small amounts in the larger bowl that comes with the mixer. Very happy with this KitchenAid mixer.
We bought this particular brand after reading various reviews. My husband is the baker and cook and after years of making his chocolate chip cookie dough by hand he decided it was time to make it easier for himself. This model works like a dream! It is well built, easy to use and powerful enough for what my hubby uses it for. We also have a slicer/shredder attachment that he will use for slicing his pickles he cans each year. We chose the Imperial Black finish to reduce the fingerprints and grime that can happen over time. This finish is super easy to clean up and looks great in the kitchen. A great buy at a great price!
Have wanted one of these for years but did not want to pay the expensive price. I had a Sunbeam mixer that I brought from J.C. Penney's that worked for my needs. However my daughter last Christmas received this mixer but a different color and showed me all the wonderful things she can do with it. Well I was impressed and finally decided I wanted one. Got it for my birthday and have not regretted it. My old mixer I gave to my son's children who are learning to cook and bake. I just wish I had gotten my KitchenAid mixer sooner.
a KitchenAide mixer belongs in every family's kitchen. This was purchased to keep up that tradition. Mine has lasted since I got married - now it is time for the next generation. This was a gift. It looked gorgeous. Time will tell if the quality remains the same.