I was watching the Martha Stewart show and noticed her mixer what a beaut it was. I decided to go out and buy myself one of these heavy duty mixers and i just want you to all know that it was a really good purchase. Of course she has the top of the line one that the bowl goes up and down as well as the head lifting. I bought the next step down and it works just as well it the head lifts and the bowl stays stationary. It's the KitchenAid Model #4K45SS 41/2 quart mixer. You can also buy attachments for it that will shred,grind,and even make pasta. I would highly recommend this mixer to anyone who loves to cook.