Hi Susanmm23, Kitchenaid is having a sale professional either the 500 plus 12 cups of batter or 600 series, which is more than 5 quart stand mixer for $399.00 for this month only. I just purchased a couple of attachments, which they were second hand, but still in good condition. I only paid $64.00 for meat grinder, shreader and slicer, which I think is pretty good price. I would love to buy the professional 600 mixer cause you can put up to 14 cups of batter. You might want to also check their web site, which is www.kitchenaid.com
and also they have a live chat where you can ask questions about any of their products. You might want to ask if they are running a special cause I know that they are running a special for this month, but I forgot on which stand mixer, I think it might have been the 500 plus, but you might want to ask about the 600 series also. They have a mixer for $239.00 and up, I would just check their web site and just shop around. ebay sometimes have sales on kitchenaid stand mixers. I hope this was of some help to you. Enjoy when you get it. They are great, I have had mine for over two years now and it is still working good.