Pros: Easy to use. Cleanup is a snap! Powerful and not bogged down by heavy doughs!
Cons: Extremely heavy and quite a space hog.
I love this mixer. I've wanted a KitchenAid mixer for several years now, but the price was always seemingly out of my budget. Every year, however, found me buying another mixer (or two) as they eventually would burn out with any heavy doughs. Since I make lots of holiday cookies, this was always a problem! Nothing is worse than being on a deadline and having your mixer break on you at the worst possible moment! About three months ago, however, I acquired a K5SS. After using it only one time, I rid my kitchen of my other mixers! It handled everything I've thrown at it with ease! Not even the thickest and toughest of doughs I make would bog it down. Since it is more than a wee bit on the heavy side, I decided to leave it on the counter. Now I find myself using it almost every day! Clean up is a breeze! If only I had splurged all those years ago and bought a KitchenAid... I would have saved money in the long run! If anyone is even thinking of buying one, you should! You'll be amazed at what this mixer can do, even without the extra attatchments!