I had always wanted one of these KitchenAid stand mixers, but never bought one because of the price. My husband ended up giving me one for our anniversary two years ago and I absolutely love it! I have always liked to bake, but didn't much because I always had to use a hand mixer. Now that I have this mixer, my husband gets cookies more often!
This mixer comes with three mixing attachments, a splash guard, tilting head, and ten mixing speeds. I don't usually use the splash guard because it is sometimes hard to get the ingredients to all fall in. Also, the way the bowl and mixing attachments are shaped do not allow the stuff at the very bottom of the bowl to get mixed. I always have to stir the little bit on the bottom in by hand.
This mixer is very easy to clean. It is smooth, round, and does not have many crevices that stuff can get stuck in. The bowl is so deep that there is usually never anything to clean up on the mixer itself.