Summary: After doing my homework on the net, I found that this mixer was rated as a Best Buy by two leading consumer magazines. I found that this mixer is very capable of mixing and whipping about anything. It has 12 speeds and a solid feel. The mixer paddle rotates around the bowel while the mixer paddle itself rotates in the opposite direction. Extremely quiet 400 watt motor. It is solid steel, and very solid. Doesn't walk across counter.