Summary: I had this mixer for 5 years and was very pleased. It mixed cookie dough, beat eggs and whipped cream like a dream. But I burned it out the other day mixing fondant. Darn. For the basic demands of my kitchen this was a very useful and effective tool. For a price around $10, I may get another, but I know better now than to give it any tougher jobs.
Summary: I hate this poorly designed mixer. The bottom is narrower than the top, so even without any food on the beaters, the mixer topples over every time I set it on the counter. The last time I used it, I went to set it on the counter and it started to topple over. I tried to grab it and accidentally hit the on switch. It threw chocolate cake batter all over me and my kitchen. Even though I had it for only a few months, I've had to go out and buy a new mixer.
Summary: Bought this on the cheap from KMart to satisfy my cookie craving. Cookies turned out great but the mixer stopped working after the dough started getting thick. Must have burned out. Has lots of power, almost too much, even at lowest setting. If all you need to do is blend light batters, liquids and egg whites this might suit your needs but I've decided to pony up a bit more cash and get a better brand.
Summary: I bought this mixer for my son and daughter-in-law. They have the world's smallest apartment, so I thought this tiny mixer would be perfect. NOT! My daughter-in-law asked me today if I still have the receipt. I asked her why, and she said that the mixer starts up at high speed, and that there was cake batter all over her kitchen! The lowest speed does not start slowly.
Summary: I received this as a gift. After about a month of owning it, I decided to try it for the first time. I was going to make whipped mashed potatoes. Thats a basic enough dish that we can all remember our grandmothers making in the kitchen. Its total comfort food. Im so excited! So I have the cooked steamy potatoes in the bowl and the warm milk and pats of fresh butter...I pick up my new hand mixer and turn it to setting #1.
Summary: I bought this as a gift for my mother. I only paid $10 - and it is definitely worth it for the price. It worked well. I know other user's reviews says it spits things out when mixing, but in my own experience, most hand mixers do! The only downfall - the eject button is somewhat hard to push - so for someone with arthritis or similar hand issues - this might not be a good gift. Overall - I'm pleasantly pleased with this purchase for the price.