My parents bought me the most wonderful mixer for Christmas. It's so much better than using a hand mixer and my arms are so grateful!
It's a Breville, which I wasn't familiar with at the time. However, now after going to the store and doing some research, it's way better than a Kitchen Aid. Kitchen Aid does have the famous name and many accessories, but this is so efficient in the mixing settings, timings, etc. It's actually scraps the bowl clean, too! It is amazing and I can't say more good things about it other than I am so happy I got one!