I can't believe anyone has anything good to say about this mixer. Other than it looks impressive sitting on my counter I just can't seem to get used to it. I use a mixer frequently as I have a baking business on the side. I received mine as a gift for Christmas. After using an Oster Kitchen Center for 35 years, I find this mixer very cumbersome. You can't scrape the bow without lowering the lever first, you can't add ingredients without them getting all over the place, and the bowl itself is very difficult to line up the bowl lift. This thing drives me crazy! Wish they still made the Oster Kitchen Center.