Looking at getting a mixer for my partner and feeling so overwhelmed with the choices and differences in model numbers etc. So I'd love some real world suggestions and comparisons (bonus if you've used a range of brands/models). My partner most of the time makes cakes of all types, makes a lot of different desserts with meringues, cupcakes maybe around 12-24 at a time, and the odd cookies in batches of maybe 12-48 cookies. She won't be making multiple cakes in the one night, just a single cake so nothing for catering sizes. Looking up a few, I've stumbled across: Brevilles' Scraper Mixer and Brevilles' Bakery Boss Kenwood Chef XL KitchenAids - KSM150? 160? 170? What's the Artisan difference? Assuming my budget sits between $300-450 (Personally would prefer the lower number for me but whatever keeps her happy I guess), what's the best take for the cost/performance/reliability ratio. Also to note, I read around that the Bakery Boss has issues with whipping up egg whites if there's only 1-2 eggs in there. I don't know what quantity she uses for lots of stuff but could that be a big problem if she just wants to make a small dessert for the 2 of us? Thanks in advanced. Feel free to ask me questions to help deduct the best mixer and I'll answer what I can accordingly. Edit: whilst it's there, I might in future, use it for mincing meat with an attachment and look at the possibility of making dough and pasta.. right now that's not its intentions but it may open the door for me to get into it too! Might as well make my moneys worth for myself.