My quest for a stand alone mixer has been a long one, not a quest per se as there are only a few choices to pick from, it's more a "need" quest. Aka, do I really need it? Can I justify it? It's obviously not a cheap purchase and if you want a good one the price spirals. I know you must all be thinking about the KitchenAid, we all do, but lately I have been considering the Kenwood Kmix stand. I have read a few reviews and blog posts that compare both and usually, technically, the Kenwood is supposed to be better. Now I know the Kitchen Aid has loyal fans out there but the same happens for the the Kenwood. So if you own either I would definitely appreciate your feedback.