My husband and I picked up this mixer for ourselves as a Christmas present, and I have to stay we both love it!! So far we've whipped potatoes (oh so delicious!), made around 5 dozen cookies (nicest dough ever!) and mixed up three loaves of bread (all at once!). The doughs are beautiful, and easy to work with, and I'm finding that it takes me about half the time to whip up something good! The only thing that wasn't included that I wish was is a pour shield for the bowl, that will definitely be something we purchase right away. The flour tends to slop out of the bowl when you're making bread no matter how carefully you pour it. The only other real downfall is it's size and weight, but really I wanted a heavy duty mixer and this is what I've gotten, so I'm not complaining. We hope to build a house in the next year, and as odd as it seems I will ensure that we adjust the upper cupboard height so that it will fit under them and can reside permanently on the countertop. It would actually fit now, but we have decorative trim that makes it just an inch too low, so it's not like this mixer is freakishly huge.