This article reads suspiciously like a product advertisement, and the headline statement is theirs, not mine. but it has some good info. We have a KitchenAid stand mixer (sorta du rigeuer in American kitchens). Initially had this featured “tilt-head mixer” (also previously bought one for my late partner, a wonderful chef).

But then I gave the second tilt-head to my guy’s sister, and bought him a larger 7-quart “lift bowl” Pro-Line model, also mentioned in this article. With over a 1-horsepower motor he can make anything with it.

And he has all the attachments they mention, and then some. Except the juicer. We have a separate machine for that. A favorite is the spiralizer. I especially use it to peel, core, and spiralize apples in 1 step.

In the Fall he always bakes apples pies, 4 to 6 at a time. I can prepare several sacks of apples in under 30 minutes with the spiralizer. It turns them into kinda “Slinky” toys for kids. Then I stand each one up on a cutting board, and with 2 quick blade chops they become uniform triangle slices, perfect as pie filling.

As I used to say as an auto mechanic, the right tool for the right job. You think I’m gonna peel, core & slice many dozens of apples by hand for hours? And the KitchenAid even has an art deco vibe to it.

Incidentally, he also has a KitchenAid 9-speed hand mixer (not the 7-speed mentioned), for smaller jobs. We’ve had very good experiences with KitchenAid appliances and tools, EXCEPT their toaster.

We went through 2 of them in short order, almost as soon the the warranty expired, can’t recommend them. Now have had a Cuisinart toaster for several years. But KitchenAid's classic stand mixers will probably last you your lifetime.