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. They seem to take longer to mix than the older kind of blades but it is okay. I have a large Kitchen Aid that mixes big things.
Excerpt: i first brought this mixer when I was looking for personal baking supply's after getting tired of borrowing my neighbors things all the time. I did a litte research and decided to go with the Black & decker power pro hand mixer. I love the fact that its smaller than a stand up mixed and doesn't make a lot of noise and is powerful enough to power through thick batters.
Pros: I love the various settings and the powerful motor and the light weight design
Cons: I have nothing bad to say about the Black & decker power pro mixer.
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. Just a pain in the patooty!