I have the Cuisinart 7 quart. Have had it about 2 years. It took me a while to get used to it after using a KA 5 qt for 9 years. Now I love it but still pull out the 5 qt occasionally for small batches and to use my pasta roller. I get the 7 lb. bag of powdered sugar at Costco and use the whole bag for a bag of icing. The timer feature rocks. No more overbeating. The splash guard is far superior to the KA as well.