The commercial 5 series stand mixer features an all-metal construction with a direct drive, and all steel gear transmission. The 5-quart stand mixer features a 450-watt motor for handling tough mixing jobs. The mixer can effectively mix up to 11 cups of all-purpose flour, and churn through double batches of bread dough with the included burnished power knead spiral hook, which replicates hand kneading with a forceful punching and rolling action. An electronic speed sensor helps maintain a consistent mixing speed, even when adding ingredients. The built in motor protection will shut the mixer off when overload is sensed to protect the motor. The mixer includes a 5-quart-capacity stainless-steel mixing bowl with handle, as well as a professional wire whip, a burnished flat beater, and a spiral dough hook. The unit's professional bowl-lift design raises the bowl into the mixing position, and its solid, truly seamless one-piece motor head design cleans easily.