If you want to save some dollars, go to a thrift store ect, look for a bread machine with the oval shaped pan, I have 5 of them, had 7 gave 2 away to friends, at anywhere from $1 to $10 each, My Oster is my favorite I can make 7-8 cups of flour doughs in no time. Never never never have to worry about gears to wear out ect. the ABM are belt drive and can take a beating. I have yet to wear one out. if you buy a ABM make sure you try it out, I know it sounds cheap, but you don't have to spend hundreds. sometime's most people have one laying around the house. by the way for those who do not know the motors in most ABM's have a ton of torque to mix because they are running a hi torque 220 volt motor, you plug it into a wall receptacle and the internals of a ABM have a step up transformer & capacitor.