I have had my.kitchen aid mixer for more than 20 years. They are expensive in the beginning but you won’t have to replace it. Overall I think the money is well spent. Prior.to that I burned out several mixers. Might be a better investment to get a Kitchen Aid. I make fondant and bread a lot and this mixer never has failed.
I would get a 4.5 qt kitchen aid. It is my workhorse especially for fondant. My 6 qt KA is a wimp, has burned up twice in less than a yr and all i use it for is smbc!! The KA rep told me motor in little one sturdier for tough use