.. I need a new stand mixer! Thinking about getting the one pictured above. It is almost in the style of the KA mixer, the reason being that it has planetary mixing action. Most mixers do! This kind of action covers the whole inside of the bowl, giving you total coverage with complete mixing KA is no good! Was going to get another KA machine, but the reviews on it were coming from lots of dissatisfied users. While KA only warrants their mixers for just one lousy year, Cuisinart warrants this one for THREE years. Two years more!! It has a lot of nice features. Built to last! Also, THIS machine features a 500-watt motor with thermal overload protection, whereas the KA Classic & Artisan has only 250 & 325 watts respectively & no motor protection!! The motors could burn out under heavy stress!! KA products have gone down hill & down the wayside!! The larger machines, their trannies are enclosed in plastic cases & have cheap gears that often break down.