I agree with all the others I LOVE my KA and I don’t know what I would do with out my stand mixer. I tried to make swiss meringue buttercream with a hand mixer (because I was at my fathers house without my precious KA) and it was a NIGHTMARE! It took me probably about an hour to make one batch of icing, and I am pretty sure I almost burnt out the motor in their hand mixer. I love that I can stick things in my mixer and walk away and get other things done while I am waiting, like tidy up my work space etc. good luck.