Originally Posted by julia77
Honestly, any stand mixer is going to make the baking process easier. You don't need a KitchenAid
Any stand mixer may work to make the process easier, however they normally don't last as long as a KA. Why spend good money, even 90.00 on one and have it go out within a year or so when you could get a KA and have it so many more years. I actually have 3, the "bign" (6 qts) the 4.5 qts and a hand mixer.
As far as the Sunbeams are concerned, I remember the one we had as I was growing up and thought when I started doing many cakes that I would get one like that. Wrong!!!
They are so cheaply made now that I took the one I bought back and got a KA. Now I don't think I would trade my KA for anything else.