I'm a home Baker. I had been wondering which stand mixer to go for. I'm so happy with my desicion to go for Kitchenaid. The mixer is good, stable and really does its job well. All the whipping, mixing etc. My family found a noticeable difference in the lightness of the cakes. The Kitchenaid has three attachments 1) a balloon whisk 2) a paddle attachment 3) a kneading hook.
Bought this as a birthday present for my wife. Within a few days we found the dough hook had paint chipped off. Then started noticing a screw was loose that supports the head tilt. This came off and I tried fixing it. Sent an email to KitchenAid but got no response. Sent a tweet got no response. Called their Customer Care line and was told to send an email to another address. They have promised to pick up the machine but nobody has turned up. After spending so much money on this mixer that was rated high by others my wife kneads the dough by hand!!!