Everyone who cooks should own a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. So versatile, they can be used not only for mixing doughs for bread and cookies (one of the attachments is a dough hook), but also for whipping your own cream or even something as simple as mixing mashed potatoes. It comes with a wire whisk attachment, a dough hook and a flat beater, and the neck unlocks to raise the attachment out of the bowl and to remove the bowl from the stand. The bowl is stainless steel with a 4.5 quart capacity. The best part about this mixer is the option to try any of the attachments like the meat grinder, pasta roller, or ice cream maker. The smooth surface of the mixer makes clean up a breeze, and it is heavy and sturdy enough that its no-skid base is barely necessary. The ultimate wedding gift, the stand mixer is a classic kitchen appliance.