This was my first choice when looking for a mixer I could use to make bread dough. I soon discovered it was not powerful enough for my expectations. I won't say it can't mix dough for bread but when it came to kneading the machine labored like it was being over worked. For other mixing duties the machine had no problems. I ended up with a KitchenAid Pro Mixer which cost more money and it did bread dough better but for the cost difference I expected more from KitcheAid.