I am currently in the middle of my annual Christmas cookie baking extravaganza, which is making me super happy about owning my KitchenAid mixer. I can’t even imagine having to go back to using one of those little hand mixers after owning this. Let’s face it. KitchenAid Mixers are not cheap, so for many years after leaving my parents house and my mother’s KitchenAid mixer I made do with one of those cheap hand mixers. I remember nightmare scenarios where the cookie dough would get caught in the beaters and they would stop turning because the motor wasn’t strong enough. Therefore, I was so happy the year my husband (who was my then boyfriend) bought me a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas and was smart enough to give it to me early so I could use it to bake that year’s cookies. If you do a lot of baking and don’t own one of these I highly suggest you run out and buy one right now. They are worth every penny. Though still pricy you might be able to find a much cheaper than normal one refurbished on Amazon, which incidentally is what mine is.