My Handyman knew I had been wanting one for forever, and being his usual deal-sniffing self, managed to get me a Professional 600 series with a heavy duty motor and a 6 quart bowl for - wait for it -
(Try not to hate me too much.)
That's the price of the smaller ones! My Kitchenaid usually sells for $400!
I name my appliances (as you might know from this post about Edward), and so I've named my Kitchenaid Helga.
Because she has a strong arm and if Helga could sing while beating the - - - - out of cookie batter I'm sure she'd be a heavy-set soprano singing Wagnerian opera arias.