I've had my mixer for several weeks now, and couldn't be more pleased. The power/speed of this mixer is incredible, yet for recipes and preparations that require some finess, it works just as well. We've made bread, pizza shells, pepperoni bread, several kinds of cookies, and whipped up a huge batch of waffles that required whipped egg-whites that I avoided in the past. :) You can adapt ANY recipe that you find online to work with this mixer. Just be aware that it cuts your work by a substantial amount, so it is easy to overmix. Something that would take 5+ minutes to cream with a hand mixer will be done in a minute or two. Once you learn to go by sight and texture rather than time, you will be off and running. Recipes that we looked at in the past as too problematic are a snap when you have something this powerful doing the work for you. I watched several YouTube videos of peole making their own pizza dough, and wondered if it could really be that easy. I am amazed that something so labor intensive is now literally a 4 to 5 minute task. Enjoy!!