Very bad design. Can't take the splash guard off without taking the paddle or wisk off too... terrible mess in the middle of a job. I used the paddle approx 3 times before the coating starting coming off. Bowl is large and deep... need extra long handled utensils. Very hard to scrap bottom of bowl mid-job even with long handle... impossible with regular handle without getting half the batter on you. I looked at Kitchenaid model before buying this and thought their quality was not up to par when I picked up the paddle and wisk, but now wish I had bought that machine. This is no better with much worse design. Cuisinart is usually great, but this does not live up to it's reputation. Motor is too big for stand. I have not made anything difficult yet and it rocks around with double batch of egg whites and sugar for buttercream before the butter is added. Can't put a hemi in a chevette body and think you'll have a good result.... Looks nice on the counter. Pain to use regularly and that's a big disappointment. This is for someone who wants to look like a baker and doesn't really bake much or often. I ordered a second bowl which I suggest for any machine. Wanted large capacity to make life easier, but this fails to make it so.