(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Cakes & Cookies
I think this mixer is great! I purchased it about a year ago -- the first stand mixer I ever owned -- when I decided I wanted to start baking my own bread, and cookies, cakes and other pastries as well. I also wanted to grind my own meat for hamburgers, sausage, hash, etc. And some day I might acquire the ice cream maker attachment, too. Thus, I would never have considered CR's top pick -- the Breville, which won't accommodate attachments. I am totally satisfied with my mixer's performance, and the learning curve was easy thanks to an excellent owner's manual. Sorry, CR, but I consider heavy to be a High, not a Low. To me, the KitchenAid's weight is an indication of its obvious durability. I expect my descendents will still be using it five generations hence. As for the low clearance for adding ingredients, that is easily addressed by using the tilt feature.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.