Summary: I'm only rating this three stars and it's because of something that never would have occurred to me prior to using this model. The "no center post" beater design of this Kitchenaid model may be easier to clean, but I have come to believe that center post design beaters are easier to handle.
Summary: At first I was a I was a little apprehensive about purchasing a used mixer but I wanted a KitchenAid so bad but couldn't afford the retail price. I really love the mixer it is very light weight and mixes well and is a nice red color. I am very happy with it.
Summary: I have owned several hand mixers, but I like this one the best. I have other small appliances by KitchedAid and like them all. I love being in the kitchen and having really good products to work with. This one fits the bill. I have had no problems with any of my KitchenAid products.