I really enjoy my Bosch. I make bread 2 or 3 times a month and I really need a large enough machine that can handle all the flour that ;my recipe calls for. Mixing Performance The bosch home center really mixes very well. But you must stay within the guidelines. i tried to mix the dry ingredients, but then I was told that you could burn your motor if you don't mix in the wet ingredients also. Ease of Cleaning Eh, the flour and batter do get into the nooks and cranies, but not sure that it's any worse than with any other mixer. it is also relatively lightweight so it is easy to maneuver and you don't need to be a well built weight lifter to pick it up. Ease of Use Very, very, very easy to use. Turn it on, fill the bowl with the ingredients, turn the mixer to low speed and watch it once dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet, turn the mixer up to your desired level. The bowl is a very nice size and definitely bbig enough for mixing 5 pounds of flour. Design Nice simple clean look. Durability Occasionally must replace the beaters.