I Bought my "kitchen Aid Stand Mixer" 2 years ago. I had a simple hand mixer which did the basics but could become very annoying with speeds and holding it for long amounts of time. I was not sure at first if the "kitchen Aid Stand Mixer" would be the right choice. With its cost and lack of space in my kitchen. But after some research and when I saw it on discount a few years back I thought, it would be a great new addition to my kitchen.
I fell in love with baking and bread making when I received my "kitchen Aid". First of all it comes with 3 main accessories which all work amazingly. The balloon Whip, Beater and Dough Hook. The balloon whip is for whipping up cream or making frosting. The beater can be used for almost anything I personally use it to make Cake & Cookie batter and to make small chocolate deserts. The Dough hook/ C- hook is perfect for home made breads, pizza dough, pie crusts and French pastries. My kids love eating home made pizza, it turns out wonderfully every time with my favoriterecipe.
The Machine it self is very powerful at 300-Watts and can handle almost any amount of work you put it through. Its also very well built made from Steel and a fabulous red coting on the outside, the accessories are also made from metal so you don't have to worry about them breaking or wearing quickly. Another thing that surprised me when I opened the box was the weight of the machine, but once I found a place for it on my counter it looked really good.
I would recommend this machine to anyone who has a passion for baking/bread making or is just the chef of their home. It is easy to use and prepares quality deserts, breads and appetizers when recopies are followed through. You can surprise your family with your new skills just like I have with a little patience and practice with this "kitchen Aid Stand Mixer".
Best of luck