This is my most prized "kitchen" possesion lately! My parents got it for me several years ago. I use it ALL the time. Now they make them with the arm that raises up and I want to upgrade to one of those soon. Also, I have thought about getting a commercial sized one. But this guy is a real work horse, and I would have to say I could not live without it!
I LOVE these clear measuring cups from Sur la table! They are like pinch bowls, and you can squeeze them together to funnel ingredients into your mixer. They are a lifesaver, and another thing I could not live without in the kitchen for baking! And the long handled spatulas are THE best for scraping into a deep bowl like the KitchenAid has, and not coming back up with batter all over your hands! Thank you Helen!