Summary: I have used a black and decker mixer before and it lasted at least 15 yrs so I really wanted another one. This one is very similar but the blades don't beat so good. I prefer the blades that are flat and kinda cut thru whatever I am mixing better than these blades.
Excerpt: I received my new Black & Decker hand mixer for Christmas and I totally love it. It powers through thick dough but it starts to smell hot. It begins to bog down but at higher speeds it flows though with ease. If you are on a budget or just need something simple, this is a good way to start.
Summary: This is absolutely not the same item as in the picture (albeit a Black & Decker mixer). It did not come with the attached spatula and it makes a horrible noise whenever I turn it on, not to mention the burning smell...I would absolutely return it if it weren't for the shipping charge.
Summary: We have been dealing with this hand mixer for years, and will finally replace it this Christmas. It is too powerful and splatters us and the kitchen whenever we try to use it even on the lowest setting. The beaters also go in funny, and you have to make sure that you get the on the correct side.
Summary: This mixer is probably overpowered, but I love it for it's versatility. Better overpowered than underpowered, I say. It's served me well for a few years, and I use it two or three times a week: for egg whites, cookies, whipped cream, banana bread, etc. One of the wire beaters fell apart, though.