KitchenAid's Professional 500 Stand Mixer is a substantial piece of equipment. The High Performance 325 watt motor delivers enough power to handle the heaviest mixtures, and mix large batches easily. It's body features durable, die-cast metal construction, and offers a direct-drive transmission with all metal gears. The sturdy lifting mechanism uses a metal arm and steel lever to effortlessly raise an ingredient filled 5 quart bowl. Ten speeds allow for everything from whipping egg whites to slow churning bread dough and the Soft-Start feature keeps power in check to prevent splashing and flour clouds. A unique mixing action spins the beater clockwise while the shift spins counter clockwise; this results in an even blend. As a safety measure, the motor stops in the event of an obstruction or overloading. The Professional 500 Stand Mixer includes a 5 Quart Stainless Steel bowl, Burnished flat beater, burnished dough hook, and wire whip to achieve all of your culinary tasks.