I live in MO in the summer and TX in the winter. Both of my kitchens have the pro mixer. I absolutely love both of my pro Kitchen Aids. Very sturdy and wonderful for breadmking. I still wish that you could lift the body , so that you could work with the ingrediants better.
Member Reviews: Kitchen Aid Brand Professional 610 Stand Mixer
Pros: Several speed settings,Large 6qt Bowl,Lift mechanism for raising-lowering,
Cons: Loud!,Bowl can be tricky to line up and push into place, Expected more power from motor
This was a gift and I would NEVER want to seem ungrateful. That being said,If you are considering buying this mixer I'd like to point out a few things. I have worked in production kitchens as a professional decorator in the past (about 10 yrs collectively) and I have used various KitchenAid Professional counter top mixers during that time. When a product labels itself as "Professional" I expect it to seem durable and well made. This mixer in my opinion works well for home,whipping egg whites, heavy cream, buttercreams and cake mixes,etc. But while making MMF to cover a 1/4 sheet cake I was concerned the motor might not handle it! I would be concerned about bread kneading too....(read more)