Summary: Been using it for a lil more than a Very Solid year. I cook with it i'd say about 2 times a week or 1 once if i dont need to use it much. Its great for everything, a lil noisy but it's got more power. I like the fact that its adjustable on the RPMS helps you make just about anything, i did wish it went a lil lower for some other things.
Pros: multi speed, turbo button, powerfull motor, long lasting motor, motor doesn't fatuige, steel accessories
Cons: spring to activate button too hard, fingers get tired of using it, no lower speeds, hurts to use, grip is small, needs a better on/off design
Summary: I researched a long time and bought Kitchenaid and Cuisinart which had to be returned due to lack of speed. When the RPMS are not listed, it probably means low power. This guy has the same specs as a Bamix at half the cost, is light and comfortable to hold, LOTS of power with several speeds, not so tall as to be awkward like some, and is easy to clean. My main use is cottage cheese whipped with flaxoil. It's terrific.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Powerful, Precise Control, Stable
Summary: I like the stainless steel shaft, as it doesn't seem to be made cheaply. I like the way it feels in my hand. I bought it because it has the different levels of speed at the touch of your finger. I even purchased the Dualit hand blender accessories kit. It is great!
Summary: This stick blender burned out several months after I bought it, the first time I used it to blend a thick soup. The cost of returning it to England for repair or replacement made that an unattractive option. I bought this because the company has an excellent reputation for stoves, ovens, etc. Maybe the fact that the small appliances are actually designed for European current is a problem.
Summary: The first unit I recevied did not work at all. The vendor sent me another, and I find that even if you hold the button, the unit works intermittently. Holding in the "burt" button does work, but I have to wonder if that might burn out the motor. It feels heavy, and regardless of the picture, the top is not flat, so you cannot rest the unit with the blade side up. This replaced a 15 year old $15 Rival which was an all-around better unit right up until its death.
Summary: I chose Dualit because I like their products. But I was disappointed that this particular mixer was made in China and not England. Dualit is a British company that makes top quality products. So I dont know why this mixer wasnt made in England? As for function - its lowest speed is too fast. For recipes that call for mixing on medium or low speed this mixer will not be your favorite. It will whip cream and frostings very well.