The Artisan mixer's strong 325-watt motor delivers the power to handle the heaviest mixtures, and mix large batches easily. The 5-quart polished stainless steel bowl with ergonomic handle is big enough to handle large batches of heavy mixtures. Its ergonomically designed handle is contoured to fit the hand and makes lifting the bowl more comfortable. Spinning clockwise as the shaft spins counter clockwise, the beater moves to 67 different points around the bowl. This unique mixing action creates a thorough blend of ingredients and eliminates the need to rotate the bowl. 10 speeds allow you to select the right speed for the mixing job; from very high to very slow stir. It's easy to select the precise speed needed for a perfect mix. The Artisan Stand Mixer's versatile accessories include a flat beater, ideal for mixing normal to heavy batters; dough hook, which mixes and kneads yeast dough saving both time and effort of hand-kneading; professional wire whip, which incorporates the maximum amount of air in whipped mixtures for fluffier whipped cream and angel food cakes. The specially-designed pouring shield fits around the top of the bowl and prevents ingredient splash-out, making for easy clean up. The mixer's tilting head allows for easy access to bowl and beaters. A lock lever holds the mixer head securely in place and the bowl fastens tightly to the base.