Although the initial cost of a Kitchenaid standing mixer is somewhat pricey, for enthusiastic and adventurous home cooks it's an essential tool worthy of the investment. I use mine once a week and not just for baking needs. The thing that's so great about the Kitchenaid (besides the fact that it comes in a bunch of fabulous colors) is the attachments. I have the electric juicer that is very handy for making large batches of cocktails and the meat grinder that is the key to a perfectly crafted burger. After watching Chef Matt Accarrino make squid-ink pasta from scratch, I'm dying to get my hands on the pasta attachment.

Which attachments do you like? Or which do you dream of one day having?