This line of mixers is known to be quite good, so I'll skip repeating the positives and just note some of the drawbacks. The main thing is that the large bowl makes it difficult to make small batches, as in halving a recipe or trying to mix small quantities. This is only really a problem when mixing wet/dry ingredients such as when making icing. You sometimes need to scrape down under the beaters, but it's not a huge hassle and mixes well when everything is partially incorporated. If I had the chance I wouldn't downsize, the large bowl is very useful for making doughs, and the powerful motor handles that fine. If you plan on making only single batches you may do better to get the smaller version, but I'm more than willing to put up with some minor annoyances.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? My model has a glittery effect to it, fit/finish is excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. All parts are of high quality, and performance matches my expectation
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate