Summary: I should have read these reviews before I bought this product. It is true that it has NO low speed, so if you are stuck with one (like I am) make sure whatever you are mixing is in a BIG bowl to contain the inevitable flying material. I'm tempted to open it up and see if I can put in a resistor!
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.
Summary: This is the 2nd B&D hand mixer for me & IT IS THE LAST! The first mixer was my husbands before we got married, the mixer was in 'new' condition and had very little use........I used it from time-to-time for small jobs..it 'FROZE' up. It had lots of power but seemed to fall over when the beaters were on it causing it to turn on & almost broke my fingers, (this happened several times).
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: This mixer has no slow speeds. If all you want to do is beat egg whites and whipping cream, it's fine. But to mix wet and dry ingredients, you'll need another appliance. The slowest speed is so fast that stuff comes flying out of the bowl before it can be blended.
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.