I have no idea how I lived without a KitchenAid for so long! This is a tool that is not cheap but WORTH EVERY CENT. It is a workhorse in the kitchen that will save you precious time and energy. I love my Artisan series mixer. The Artisan has 75 watts more power than the Classic mixer. The bowl is larger than the Classic and comes with a splash guard. The Artisan has a lot more color choices as well. Used many times a week for three years now, and still going strong. Check it out here.