Pros: Multitude of speeds, digital timer and counter, available accessories, overheat protection
This mixer is my workhorse. I make everything in it. Thick glossy meringue buttercreams, ice creams, batters, and bread dough. I bought this when living in the Outback of New South Wales Australia, the engine overheat feature proved very useful. It has only ever shut itself off once on me, and that was on a 15 cup batch of a meringue buttercream on a 40 degree Celsius day did it, after 25 minutes of work on the frosting following a boatload of cake batter. I am not afraid to push this unit, as the price didn't break the bank, and the overheat prevention prevents me from breaking the motor.
The scraper mixer paddle is my best friend. The have only recently released a scraper whisk and bowl. That will be added to my collection of accessories soon. You can't get a meat grinder for this unit, but what is available is actually useful, a second bowl, a smaller bowl, an ice cream bowl, scraper whisks and paddles.
I am excited that when we move back to the USA, I can replace my mixer with its American twin and not hassle with bringing this one back with me.