Summary: Love it. Have been a 6-qt KA user for years. I didn't realize how clunky and noisy my KA was until taking a baking class that had a Breville for me to use. I like the hinged lift although wish the beaters wouldn't auto-shutoff at such a low angle.
Love this mixer so much more then the Kitchen Aid ...
Suzanne Ramey, Amazon
14 February 2016
Summary: Love this mixer so much more then the Kitchen Aid Pro Mixer that I had for so many reasons. First being the safety device that shuts it off and prevents it from overheating and damaging the machine which happened to Kitchen Aid Pro that became junk after a little over year of use.
Summary: This is a great, well made stand mixer. I have a Kitchenaid as well, but it started having some motor issues and became less reliable. I fixed it, but decided it might be time to look at different options. I did some research and found this Breville mixer. So far, so good!
Summary: I have burnt through 3 kitchen aides..literally. The Gears would strip out, need to replace the entire assembly. This is still going strong over a year later. The timer is nice, but not needed.
Summary: Love so many features of this mixer! It's a smaller mixer and does cakes, cookies, and brownies well. I love the timer, and I also love the mixing blades. It's awesome that the mixing blades wipe the edge of the bowl as they mix. The only downer of this mixer is that it doesn't do bread very well.