My husband got me a Special Edition 6 qt Kitchen Aid stand Mixer in Vintage Red for Christmas. We moved shortly after from our previous location into our new apartment so I've only recently been able to use it. I've had plenty of experience with these machines from culinary school and throughout my cooking career and I must say that I am never disappointed by Kitchen Aid stand mixers. Ive tried their 5 qt, 7 qt and 20 qt machines and they always have the best performance out there. The motors are like cadillac engines! The machine doesn't just spin the attachment in a circle but also in a spherical criss cross shape to ensure proper mixing, whipping and/or folding of your ingredients. The machine comes with 3 standard attachments (whish, paddle and hook) but you can buy separate attachments for the machine for more specified jobs such as a pasta maker, a sausage stuffer, a meat grinder, and ice cream attachment and even a juicer! Not to mention, a Kitchen Aid in the special edition red makes any kitchen counter top look so much more welcoming!