In Response to Re: I Need Your Opinions.... (Recipe Included):
Heather, when you get around to buying your mixer, make sure the head tilts back. I did all kinds of research about 3 years ago, saved my money, and bought a Kitchen Aid that came highly recommended by researchers and cooks. I didn't even think about the tilt-head until I used my new appliance. Let me tell you it is a pain not to be able to tilt the head back. Most mixers have the tilt-head, but unfortunately mine doesn't. Just a little heads up!
Posted by Verlee T
You must have gotten the model that has the bowl lift feature where the bowl moves into place rather than the head moving. That takes some getting used to. I have used one in our church kitchen.
My own Kitchen Aid is about 30 years old now and it is a model that the head tilts. It is truly a work horse in my kitchen, I use it for all kinds of mixing - cookies,cakes, meringue for pie, bread dough, meatloaf etc etc etc.