Kitchen Aid Standing Mixer - One of the most versatile and functional tools for your kitchen and an absolute must have!! There are many sizes/styles as well. I personally have the 6-quart Professional Series due to the amount of canning/baking that I do and that I do not want to have to replace anything anytime soon. But, this size/style is not absolutely necessary as it is one of the most expensive. The features of this machine include:
You can add many, many features to this machine!! Attachments available include (but not limited to!): food grinder, sausage stuffer, food grinder, pasta rollers, ice cream maker, pasta extruder, fruit/vegetable strainer, and much more!!