I've wanted a Kitchenaid mixer forever and finally decided to make the investment or ask for one as a graduation present. The Artisan is in my price range and I have experience with it. But I really want a mixer that can knead bread dough. I stumbled upon the Cuisinart SM55. It seems like it is perfect for my needs but is a pretty new offering. I've read all of the related chowhound boards but haven't gotten a really good sense of how the Cuisinart performs after the first year. Do you own one? Is it a worthy investment? My budget is $300 and I will have to give up my toaster or toaster oven to create counter space so I need a mixer that will be practical for my family. Thanks.