I bought this stand mixer in lieu of buying my dream stand mixer, simply because of the price. I found that this mixer didn't get the bottom of the bowl mixed, so I had to mix it myself. I also had to turn the bowl myself most of the time. The turntable the bowl sets on only moves if you don't have a thick product. I used this mixer for Thanksgiving and it actually caught on fire because it couldn't handle the weight of the dough I was mixing, so this can only be used for light-weight mixing.