Summary: Granted I have not had my mixer very long, but so far i love it. The power is good, I love the variable speeds. This mixer was affordable compared to others. And my rewards points were good towards the purchase, which really helped out alot. I loved the look of the mixer, very retro (so was the box it came it). The shipping process was great, it came in on time.
Summary: I don't use this for anything other than making cookies or the occasional loaf of bread, but it's worked very well for both. I do have to scrape the bottom of the bowl a bit, but I think that's common. I've given up on the splatter guard- it makes it difficult to add ingredients. What I really like is the solid construction. It's heavy, but doesn't shake around on the countertop, even with a double batch of cookie dough.
Summary: I did a lot of research before deciding to buy this stand mixer. After using it a couple of times I bought two more, each for my two daughters. The body of the mixer is hefty and sturdy. When mixing, the dough hook reaches all sides of the bowl, so the dough is smooth and elastic in no time at all. It is not as noisy as I expected. My only complain is the electrical cord; it could be a bit longer. Otherwise, I am pleased with it.
Summary: I had a Hamilton Beach 275 watt mixer for well over 15 years and was very happy with it until I stuck the bowl scraper in a beater and bent one beater and did something that caused the lower speeds not to work too well. I have lived with it this way for over 5 years and finally decided to replace it with the exact same model; however, it was not available. So, I went for the 400 watt. I got it and I think it is quite comparable to the high end mixers at half the price.
Only Because of the Grace of God "HIS-RN 07", Amazon
28 May 2013
Summary: I am just writing this review but I had this mixer since August 12, 2012. My husband bought it for me at an amazing price!!! I love to bake and this was an excellent gift...just because :0). He had bought me a hand held that I still have to use for small jobs. If anyone out there bakes pound cake for instance it requires you to add the ingredients one at a time alternating.
Summary: My mixer arrived today, and we soon got off on the wrong foot.. As soon as I turned it on, I saw that it was a six speed mixer, with the speeds labeled two thru twelve.. I am insulted by this.. To me, it means that somebody of influence in that company does not respect me, or thinks that I am not very bright.. If I were not insulted, that person would be right.. I am seventy years old, and can recognize an insult. Then, I made two items with the mixer..
Summary: I bought this after trying the Kitchen Aid "Professional" model. The Kitchen Aid had an unbelievably loud whine and the motor started smoking during the first batch of bread dough! I sent it back and did a consumer reports search for a better one. This is the one that came up and I was sold on the quiet rating of it. It was indeed quiet, which was great, but this too felt like it was going to fall apart making bread!
Summary: I love making bread but without a good mixer, kneading dough properly is a pain and a workout. I have a nice bread machine, but I wanted a traditional loaf of bread baked in a traditional pan. Also, when making dough for bread, sometimes is necessary to add more water, and if you don't have a mixer that kneads dough, you wont be able to add more water after the dough is made. With a good mixer that kneads properly, that's not a problem - and it isn't for this machine.