I am thinking about treating myself to a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I have wanted one forever but have just never got around to it. I don't bake that much - though I might start :biglol: I am not sure if I should just go with the basic Stand Mixer which is on sale at Sears for $300.00 or for the Professional model which sells for $550.00. That is a big difference and I am trying to convince myself that I only need the basic model but I would like to hear from anyone who has one. I'm also trying to make up my mind about the colour. My cupboards are antique white, off white subway tile backspalsh and black counter tops. I'm thinking the chrome might be the best as it would match the coffee maker, toaster etc. I don' leave a lot of applicance on my counter.