I love KitchenAid mixers so much, I actually have two of them in my kitchen! They're total beasts, sturdy workhorses that can be counted on to last for years and to handle almost any job you throw at them. I like using mine with a glass mixing bowl and Beater Blade. They come in a million different colors, and have tons of attachments available, including an ice cream maker, pasta maker, meat grinder, and more! The 5-quart size can handle big batches of cookie dough or bread dough without breaking a sweat. This is my #1 recommended kitchen appliance!