oops, I sent this message earlier but must have sent it to the wrong place. Thank's to all that sent their opinions about stand mixers. I hope to look at all the brands and make a wise decision. I have seen the KA pro. I found the exectrolux on ebay. The unique mixing style of the exectrolux looks intresting, also I like the idea of the bowl scraper, no more scraping ths side of the bowl! Also qahtan, I hope to bake your oatmeal toffee cookies this weekend, I have the ingredients ready.