This is a super nice stand mixer. The problem my boyfriend and I had was not realizing the size and weight of this thing. Of course, the obvious part is that it is a "professional" model, but I guess we were way too excited to purchase it we didn't even notice. We use it for casual baking, but we could have done well with a smaller version. Make sure you look at dimensions and have a for-sure place for it that doesn't involve lifting and carrying across the kitchen (oops)! It works very well and gets the job done every time. It is easy to use and the bowl fits right into the dishwasher. Only reason for 4 stars is because it is so huge and heavy. 5 stars for functioning and how well it works!