Seriously. Not even if there’s a factory-reconditioned 450-watt variety available in the right color for only $220.
Because I don’t use one. (I don’t have one, therefore I don’t use one.) Because I don’t like bread. Or cookies. And that’s all you can make with one. Seriously. Cookies and bread. Nothing else. Certainly not anything particularly tasty. Like cinnamon rolls.
I use my professional 600 for fudge, none of that waiting until it is 110 F to beat. Beat it about 150-160, and turn it out as soon as the gloss is off. It is still malleable and can be pressed flat on a buttered sheet and cut, in nice square pieces that don’t shatter, but I don’t need it. I didn’t need it for the pumpkin pie filling, the dinner rolls, pumpkin bars, cream cheese icing, this week, but I used it. I did not need it for the muffins for the bake sale, the cookies, or the fruit cake that I make every year. Scratch that. There is no way I am doing the fruitcake by hand.
I never needed a cobalt blue model when I was overseas to make sausage and pasta and to grind my own burger, and I don’t need it still, even though it would be so tough it would have lasted for 16 years now without any problems.