KitchenAid5 Qt 475 Watt at Costco -- what mixer is this really?
I'm *considering* not committed to replacing my 12 year old KA SM (4.5 qt but a workhorse -- I think the older ones were more powerful...maybe I'm wrong...).
Anyway, for the past year or so I've seen the great deal KA 5 qt mixer at Costco; it is a bowl lifter, but what throws me is it is 475 watt. I can't find what model this is on the KA website. Is it made especially for Costco? Anyone have experience with it? I use my mixer about 5 times a week, mostly bread, often whole grain breads, so I need some goooooo power. Any input on this particular mixer? I'm also looking at the Cuisinart that Cook's Illustrated recommends so highly, but the model escapes me and I'm too lazy to log in and look it up right now :)