Gareth and my in-laws bought me this for a birthday gift a few years ago, alone with some matching pink utensils (of course!). I love it. It gives me joy to look at it sitting on my kitchen bench. And because it's not tucked away in a cupboard, I use it a lot. Yesterday I decided to make cupcakes on a whim .... 15 mins later they were in the oven. If I had to dig through my crowded cupboards to get a mixer or electric beaters out, I can pretty much guarantee than those cupcakes we had for dessert last night would not have been baked. It's got a bread hook attachment which I've never used, mostly because I like to make my bread by hand. But it's nice to know that it's there if I ever feel the urge to use it.