Today we went Black Friday shopping even though it was really Saturday. I ended up working over time yesterday again, so was not home until after all the stores were closed.
Today while we were out seeing what was on sale we came across Cuisinart Stand Mixers with 800 W motors and 5.5 qt bowls on a super sale!
Needless to say I bought one and my husband did not look askance at me for doing so, so I think it was a good purchase.
Took it home and fired it up by making bread, 12+ cups of whole grain flour through this appliance, with NO smoking, ominous noises or cupboard hopping!
Five loaves of bread easily out of this machine:
Hope this inspires your own creativity...