I love the KitchenAid classic stand Mixer. I have gotten rid of so many appliances due to this Mixer. I got rid of my pasta maker, meat grinder, ice cream maker, hand mixer, potato masher, and more. I am a good cook, but I love to bake and thanks to my KitchenAid mixer I am able to make Devine buttercream frosting, and batch after batch of cookies. I was buying 3 or 4 hand mixers a year before my KitchenAid, because Just put your ingrediants in and let it go. I won't live without it ever again.