I have had the counter cleared and ready for this beaut for a few days now...and much to my pleasure, it actually fits! (Why no, I did not measure cabinet to counter clearance before I bought this thing...fuck the cabinets!).
Let me tell you, this thing is beautiful. I had originally wanted to go all out with a bright-ass completely obnoxious color such as the tangerine, or the green apple. But everyone I asked advised against the Artisan models and recommended I go with the professional model instead. "A True Workhorse" someone told me; I will put this name to the test!! I was a little sad that these models didn't come in fun colors, at first. Then I saw the stunning copper pearl finish. SOLD.
It is the fanciest piece of machinery I've ever owned.
My mind is spinning with all of the possible things that I can concoct with the various ingredients I have on hand. Hmm...bread? Cookies? Muffins? Soft pretzels? Oh my.
One thing I can damn well guarantee is that I won't have another bread fail!
Oh, and in case you were wondering where I got it, I purchased it for $334 after rebate at Amazon.com. You know you want one...
I shall report back my first adventure with my new toy, soon.