Pros: Price. Was a great mixer. Easy to use. Quiet
Cons: Mine broke within a month
There is a lever on the right hand side to lock to top part that tilts up and down into a locked position. I locked it and loaded it with ingredients. To make buttercream icing. Not anything that would ever break the machine. I wasn't mashing potatoes. And the top part started going crazy bouncing up and down as if it was not locked into place. The flat beater was perfectly adjusted to reach just slightly above the bottom of the bowl.
Anyway, I returned it, either for an even exchange or hoping they would honor the 100$ off and 20% off and I could upgrade to the 600 Pro instead. They couldn't honor 100$ off but would give me the 20%. It's happens that they were marked 70$ off this time. Plus I happened to have 20$ Kohls cash from another purchase. So it ended up only costing me after tax an additional 100$. But then they gave me 70$ Kohls cash and a mail in rebate for 40$. Good deal!! Kohls did mention that they NEVER get them returned because of them breaking, but mostly just to trade colors. But I didn't want to take the chance of the same thing breaking again, especially after investing so much money into it, which is why I upgraded.
IMO, I would purchase one that does not have the head part that tilts up and down. In the end they both costed me the same.