I bake and cook a lot! I saved up and have wanted a Kitchenaid 6 quart mixer. I bought one finally and it's really heavy and loud. It works well however when you make pizza dough or bread dough, it rocks and the bowl shifts up and down like it's going to pop out of the bracket that holds it. I have a bowl lift mixer and the bowl rests on two pins on either side with a bracket in the back of the bowl. it does not do a good job of holding the bowl in place. i'm always afraid that it's going to pop off.