I bought this from overstock because of the price; it was equivalent to the artesian series on Amazon. And after I read reviews about the Artesian I learned the gears and ball bearings were plastic. Not Good! Several people wrote after a year of continuous use they started to break down. Well, I dont have $$$ to throw away and then I found this one, a step up, for the same price. It didnt matter to me if it was black. I was more concerned with it being mechanically sound. After it came in I absolutely fell in-love with the Caviar color! It isnt just black, it SHIMMERS! The paint has a fine grain of silver or clear glitter that sparkles up close. Plus, my backsplash is black tile so it compliments my kitchen without making my counter top look cluttered. It isnt as loud as some people made it out to be in other reviews either. I live in a small bungalow and I can start kneading bread early morning without disturbing others while they still slumber. I have only had it less then a month and if it last 3-5 (or more) years I will feel I got a bang for my buck! And will surely buy another Kitchen Aid mixer.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Better