I know there's been some discussion about this, but nothing conclusive. If you've had experience with both, I'd love to hear from you. I'm looking at a Kitchenaid, 425 w or more, 5 qt, budget is a consideration, preferably an all-metal construct. Would like to know how it compares to the Cuisinart 5 qt, 800w (is the power difference as dramatic as it sounds?). This is for a household, some breadmaking, may like to get attachments eventually. Thanks for your input!