I bought this after doing loads of research, and I have to say I made the right choice! I love this mixer. I used it to make a large birthday cake for my husband and it did about 100X's better than my old hand mixer ever did. It also breezed through pasta dough, cookie dough and a coffee cake dough. I have yet to try it on bread, but given how stiff pasta dough is I do not anticipate any issues with it. Honestly, if you are like me and looking for something that is going to be a "do-it-all" style kitchen appliance this is the one.