This mixer is a workhorse! Stop standing and stirring up thick dough or large doubled recipes when this mixer can do the work while you do something else. It's a real time saver! It whips up pizza dough in a flash with the dough hook that comes with it! The only drawback is this mixer is BIG and takes up room on your counter, but this particular style will fit beneath the upper cabinets on the counter, as the bowl lifts not the mixer head itself. Nevertheless, I do not mind because it is always handy when I need it. This mixer deserves a place on my counter.
I was a bit concerned about buying a reconditioned Kitchenaid mixer for our summer place. But after years with a great stand mixer - I couldn't get by with a lightweight mixer that won't handle pizza and bread dough. So I bought it and I'm really glad I did. Great price, great quality and my kitchen is now up to speed!
I love this mixer. I have a 4qt artisan that I got quite a few years back, but now I wanted something a little bit bigger. This is perfect and I like how the bowl clips in and is brought up instead of the top of the mixer being brought down.
I ordered this refurbished Kitchenaid model to replace my 20 year old refurbished Kitchenaid mixer that I literally wore out. This one came in perfect condition and works beautifully. I have had excellent service from every Kitchenaid appliance I have ever owned and expect the same from this one.