Got my new Ankarsrum (Assistent, DLX, Magic Mill, Electrolux, etc) and here are pics :)
I'd borrowed a friend's early '80s/late '70s mixer before deciding on this mixer and I thought THAT was a great machine. This one blows it out of the water, frankly. So fast, so smooth, so powerful, so quiet. And newer features that are really handy like detachable cord and extra hole for dough scraper to also be able to be used with the dough hook (not to mention other bonuses like the whisks and second bowl, better looks overall, etc).
I originally assumed I'd want some fun color but in the end - after really imagining it in my small, easily cluttered, period kitchen - I decided to go with something with more appropriate (I use towels, rugs and vases, etc. to add splashes of color). So I got the color called "light creme" which isn't offered in the U.S. yet but is in Europe and Canada (and not sure where else). I got it from the Canadian distributor which is jalyns.ca/ . Lovely woman named Lynn was extremely helpful and kind (owns the business I believe).
Have yet to make anything other than whisking eggs this morning which of course turned out great, but hope to get around to making something tonight!
This light creme color is a tad less yellow than the regular cream one already out there, and I think it looks great with a kitchen that has lots of gray, cream and white in it as mine does. :) The white accessories help you see the cream vs. white...