I got this mixer 4 days ago and I've used it for mashed potatoes, squash, cookies and today I gave it the real test with a double batch of cinnamon roll dough. I got a little nervous around the 9th cup of flour but it made it through without exploding! It didn't even get hot. I finally had an excuse to get one of these when my who-knows-how-old-***-garage-sale-hand-mixer finally kicked the bucket. I'll never go back!