I need a new stand mixer! Thinking about getting the one pictured above. It is almost in the style of the KA mixer, being the it has planetary mixing action. 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 only one 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, whereas the KA Artisan has only 325 watts. KA products have gone down hill & down the wayside!!