I really have a lot of mixed feelings about this item. The bottom of the bowl does not get mixed well. In fact the whisk seems to miss the bottom center middle of the bowl completely. Whether this was a problem that was missed or not I am not overwhelmed by owning this product and in fact given the chance I am fairly certain I would not purchase it again. Other problem is that you do need to remove the mixing attachment before doing anything with the dough and sometimes the attachment wants to come out and other times it does not. I am certain the larger models of this machine work great for it's owners however as a non-chef, this does seem a bit of a pain to use. Great motor however and this is why I originally purchased it. IT will be with me forever really, unless I throw it away.