Summary: I was looking for a commercial grade mixer for some time. I must be unusually hard on them. I know people that have their mixers for years and I go thru about one a year. I have a large family and cook in volume. The size of the mixing blades is "hardy", I'm glad. The cord manually retracts, which means one less thing to break. I like that. This product seems very sound and sturdy. I am excited to put it to work.
Summary: Nice, powerful hand held mixer that can handle any task! Great quality mixer that looks like it will last! Now, I don't have to pull out my heavy, deluxe countertop Kitchenaid mixer for everyday recipes. I also like the retractable cord feature. The only thing I was disappointed in was with way it was shipped to my home.... it came with a shipping sticker on the mixer in the box. No packing box, no packing materials.
Pros: powerful, three different attachments, retractable cord
Summary: it has power but with that comes the downside of being loud. It has a high pitch shrill to it. I had purchased a different hand mixer and it was very quiet but it didn't have the power..I guess it must be a trade off. I will keep it.
Summary: Hand mixers typically range from wimpy to really wimpy. If you want real mixing action you go to the Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Alas, not every mixing job needs an outboard motor. They do, however, need an effective mixer for small jobs. The Duralit is actually pretty amazing. A bigger motor than all of the rest gives it some real power for heavy mashed potatoes, but doesn't throw whipped cream all over the kitchen.
Summary: Don't waste your money on the little cheap hand helds like I did. This one really takes the abuse. Very powerful. Doesn't get bogged down when your mixing up thick batter. We have been very pleased with it.
Summary: I was very excited upon recieving this product. It had a great look to it and the weight was impressive--it seemed like the industrial/commercial-type hand mixer I was looking for. Unfortunately, with use, I was quickly disappointed by the power (too much) that it had at the lowest speeds. While the amount of power would have been great at the high end of the spectrum, a speed you might want to build up to, it was way too much at the lowest end.
Pros: great look, impressive power/speed
Cons: way too much power/speed at the low end, no nice slow initial setting