Summary: I bought this to mix the occasional cake mix. At first it was nice to use. The unit is light enough to carry or remove from high shelves. The bowl fit nicely and it worked well. But within a few months the motor burnt out. It would not increase above the slowest speed. Very disappointed. Low price was not worth the very limited life span.
Summary: I was disappointed that this Mixmaster had so much plastic, that it was so lightweight, that it did not include two sizes of bowls (no small bowl and my old one, also Sunbeam, will not fit this mixer) and that the beaters did not seem as sturdy as on my old Mixmaster. I also had no idea the total height would be different from my other one and I have to have my lifting appliance garage resized by a cabinet-maker to be able to use my 1/2" taller mixer. How does it work?
Summary: Bought this a year ago and it worked fine for basic kitchen mixing tasks. However, was mixing a batch of cookies (not a large batch) and motor burned out -- smelled it and before could turn it off it stopped. Light came on showing it's getting power, but nothing happens. I bought this knowing that it wasn't a high end mixer, but certainly expected it to last more than a year. Definitely would NOT recommend this product.
Summary: But then, we didn't put out big bucks for it either. We don't have need for a mixer often, so we chose this based on other reviews and the price. Most of the complaints I saw on mixers was the hyper-speed start ups (fast and faster) that flung batters, etc. everywhere. This unit starts up slow and has enough power for what we need. We don't need it for dough so I can't say how it would fare making bread or for mixing meatloaf.