Summary: I bought this item as a replacement for a similar model that we had used for many years but finally gave out. This model is excellent for a home cook and makes great dough for breads, pizza crust, etc. One caveat is that you must carefully inspect and clean the included attachments as there was a good deal of "grease" or other type of residue left in the area that attaches to the planetary gear. Not doing this ruined our first batch of dough.
Summary: I absolutely love this mixer. I purchased it right before Christmas and used it to make my Christmas and New Year's Day meals. It was so easy to use and did a fantastic job. Also, love the color and look of the mixer! It is very heavy which makes it difficult to take in and out of the cabinet and it only comes with one mixer bowl (I ended up ordering two extra.) Overall, I was very happy with this purchase.