I love this mixer. I make a lot of bread and this motor can handle that....My only problem is a little difficulty in getting the bowl on securely. But it works so well and looks beautiful. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't use it. It was delivered faster than I thought and packaged so well. You can't beat shopping at home at your convenience and be able to do a lot of comparisons before spending.
I have been looking at purchasing one of the KitchenAid mixers for sometime now and when I saw this one I jumped on it. The mixer has the same size motor as the Pro600 model, but the bowl is 1/2 quart less. The mixer comes with the bowl scraper paddle which is a nice plus. The lower price of this mixer more than offsets the smaller bowl. We used this mixer for Thanksgiving baking and cooking and couldn't be more happy. It has also made a couple pizza crusts that were excellent. Overall I am very happy with this purchase.
For some time now I have wanted a KitchenAid mixer. This model had the features I wanted and a bowl large enough for all my baking needs. I only wish it had come with the 'pour guard'. However, I think I can purchase one from other sources. Made holiday baking a breeze! Love It!
What a change from hand-held mixers; there's not much this KitchenAid can't do! I wish I'd been able to afford one years ago, but better late than never. The mashed potatoes are the fluffiest, cookies mix up like a dream, cake mixes are quick and easy, and whipped cream is a joy. HIGHEST recommendation!
Purchased this for wife for Christmas... loves this mixer. The build quality is great. The multiple speeds make it easy to do most any job. Comes with all attachments for any baking project. I highly recommend the more powerful 550 watt unit for its extra power in tougher mixing.