Summary: I needed one of these to make a batch of apple butter. I used Walmart's "Site-To-Store" feature, and drove a couple of miles and picked the item up. It's easy to use, durable, easy to clean, and no "down side" at all. Very happy with my purchase.
Summary: Firstly, this blender in VERY powerful. Ideal for mixing and blending sauces, gravy or other mixturea in large pots. Secondly, I would be VERY careful if you are blending and mixing in any small container. Due to its power, even on the lower setting, one can easily lose control of the mixture and send it all over your counter.
Summary: Since I need a hand blender to help me chew my food, I buy a new Hamilton Beech hand blender from Walmart every time my old hand blender wears out. -- WHY I PREFER HAMILTON BEACH HAND BLENDERS I prefer Hamilton Beech hand blenders because they have the BEST MOTORS. I wish other hand blenders that are sold in the $30 price range would use the same motor.
Summary: I purchased this the other day at my local Walmart. Within 5 minutes of use making Meringue for a pie, the motor burned up and it stopped working. Taking it back tomorrow... Should have known for only $20 you don't get much for what you pay..