I bought this mixer a couple of years ago and it is one of the best investments I have ever made. I love to bake and I use this mixer everyday. It is very powerful and has 10 speeds. It also comes with a paddle attachment for batter and cookie dough, a hook for bread dough, and a whisk for whip cream, puddings, etc. It is very stylish and looks great sitting on the counter. I bought the black one although I really wanted the red one but they didn't have it in stock at the time. My baking improved significantly after using the mixer. My cookies would never turn out the same way twice when I used my old hand mixer but now that I have my Kitchen Aid mixer, I am a better baker. The thing that I like about the mixer is that you can put your ingredients in and let it mix while you do something else like cleanup the kitchen or prepare your pans for baking. However, it is so powerful that it is dangerous if left unattended if you have children around. You would not want them to stick their hands near the paddle while it was operating. As a precaution, I always unplug the mixer after I use it and I remove the paddle. The only drawback with the mixer is that it is noisy but because it is so powerful, you do not need to operate it for very long. I don't think there is anything else I have bought that I have enjoyed using so much. I definitely recommend this to anyone who loves to bake!