Have been looking for a LONG time to buy one, and this was by far the best value I found. I wanted the larger bowl AND the extra power of the pro model and am extremely happy that I waited. My mixer is refurbished, but looks and runs like brand new. Very happy.
I LOVE KitchenAid. However, this refurbished 6 qt is very loud. I really like the 6 qt and I think the 7 qt will be awesome. This 6 qt doesn't through out the flour like the 4.5 qt and 5 qt so it is much easier to keep clean. It does the mixing fantastic. It makes wonderful bread. Kneads it quickly and smoothly. I wanted the Boysenberry color but the cost was not something I would go for. The Imperial Black is great. Cleans easy. It is not shiny so it doesn't stand out like a sore thumb. I am VERY happy that I got the 6 qt.