I'm a bit bummed, my KitchenAid Prof. 6 QT mixer was just sent out for repairs. It was making an absolutely ridiculous (and kinda frightening) noise. It's not under warranty so I've sent it back to diagnose and then they'll let me know what it is going to cost to fix.
I'm a hobby 3F's (Free, Friends, Family) baker so I only own one mixer. I'm now trying to convince my husband that I need a backup, perhaps the Artisan by KitchenAid because I love the pivoting head instead of the lift of the bigger Professional model.
I'm considering spending a few extra bucks and getting a used countertop model from Hobart, I would love a 10Qt or 12Qt option (even though i'm not running a business here).
Could you please respond to my survey? Thanks!