i've been wanting one for a long time, but it's one of those things that have been hard to justify from a budgetary standpoint. luckily, my wife finally took pity on me and got me one! it's a rival 1042 wn: http://www.rivalproducts.com/product.aspx?pid=972 i don't want or need anything fancy or "professional grade" (of course, if one falls in my lap, i'll take it!) - so i'm thinking this will be just fine for my modest home use. having said that, i'd sppreciate it if anyone with experience with one of these would share experiences, pros, cons, tips, tricks, mods, pitfalls and other useful information to help me get the most from it. thanks in advance!