After years of wanting a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, but not feeling "justified" (I don't bake a lot), my husband and I took the plunge. Cooks.com offered excellent sale prices, free shipping on American-made items, and Kitchenaid was offering a free ice cream bowl attachment, all of which clinched the deal -- my husband loves ice cream and we both value American-made products. My mixer arrived faster than expected, in perfect condition. I am still getting used to it (things mix so fast!) but find it a joy to use. Looking forward to trying things like meat loaf or meat balls and my husband is looking forward to the ice cream!