In reply to those who want clarifications:
Number of people: There are three of us, though we occasionally cook for potlucks.
Uses: Not replacing a mixer. We have a kitchen-aide mixer that I am completely content with for dough and batter (and don’t use for much of anything else). We have a decent blender. My wife wants to make falafel, and hummus, and I forget the third thing she always brings up. We had one years ago, a white plastic thing I don’t recall the name of, which broke after one or two years. I liked it for hummus, and sometimes for chopping some types of vegetables.
Size: 14" square footprint available in the cupboard. height: lots. ~2 feet? By the time it gets that tall it will be too heavy.
Weight: We can lift things. The kitchen-aide mixer, for instance, lives in the same cupboard. I just don’t want something much heavier than that.
But it sounds like lots of people say Cuisinart! I’ll look at those at a department store.