Pros: Is able to do all the fun things the bigger ones can do.
Cons: Sometimes has trouble with dough hook.
Great stand mixer. It works for all sorts of recipes. It can whisk, mix, and knead. The size of the mixing bowl is just right for a small household. If using it for a larger recipe, expect to divide your work up into a couple of batches for best results. There are a few annoying things I have noticed however. When using the bread hook attachment, often the dough will form into an oblong shape, causing the top third of the dough-ball to flop over/above the bowl and hook. Also, with some stiffer doughs--not STIFF doughs, but just slightly stiffer--the machine seems to have trouble kneading it. It will tend to balk or hesitate at certain points with the stiffer dough. But then again, how many mixers come with utility attachments for sausage stuffing, meat grinding, pasta making, and so many others? The price, I feel, could be a little more affordable, but nonetheless, a great product!