This mixer packs a lot of power and energy into itself. It's perfect for making a big batch of bread dough, because it has the strength and power necessary to thoroughly knead a huge amount of dough like that. You have to be careful using this machine just because it's so powerful. Sometimes it even rocks around when it's kneading my bread dough, so I have to make sure I'm nearby to make sure it doesn't rock itself off of the kitchen counter. If you don't want to have to knead something like bread dough by hand, this machine will knead your dough perfectly for you. All you have to do is put everything in it, and turn it on! The one thing I don't quite like is how the clear, plastic cover doesn't always keep liquids in when you're mixing something up. You kind of have to watch it and make sure you don't put it at too high of a speed when you're pouring liquids in. My only other complaint is that it's sometimes hard to clean, because dough can easily get trapped in the little crevices and openings near where you place the mixer attachment piece in. It comes with several different attachments, which is nice. I don't use this for mixing something like cookie dough, because it's simply too powerful for that and tends to beat the life out of the cookie dough. Definitely recommended for heavier duty baking projects, like bread making! Safety Rocks around too much. Ease of Cleaning Dough tends to get stuck in crevices. Durability Has been lasting me a long time!