There are lots of things that you can do with the Robot Coupe - R8 - Vertical Cutter Mixer with 8 Qt Bowl in your kitchen. While it does work as a traditional mixer, when you add the stainless steel bowl-base blade, you can count on consistent cutting of a variety of ingredients. The see through lid of the Robot Coupe Vertical Cutter Mixer with 8 Qt Bowl (R8) makes it easy to keep an eye on the process all along the way. You can also add ingredients, both solid and liquid, safely while the unit is running. Use the handle at the back of the machine to move the unit to different locations around the kitchen for additional convenience.