I wanted to chime in with a positive review for this handy little mixer. I don't often take the time to write reviews because I'm busy and am inundated with more requests than I have time for, but this one deserves a few minutes. I hope it helps someone.
I have a good stand mixer that I'm very happy with, but I'm living seasonally in a remote location and couldn't lug my stand mixer with me. After some research, I decided upon this model based on price and reviews.
Generally, I use my mixer for cookie dough and quick bread mixing. I am not super fussy, nor am I particularly brand conscious. I want the products I purchase to perform as described and do the job they are intended for. A reasonable price is a bonus.
So far I have used this mixer to whip up a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies and to make banana bread twice. Each time it has performed just as needed. I did mix in the raisins in the cookies (final step) by hand with a wooden spoon, but that was fine by me. It did everything else up to that step with no complaints by me. I have also used the whisk attachment to make homemade mayo (right here, a function that totally makes it worth the purchase price! Check out the Alton Brown recipe online and you may never go back to jarred mayo again!).
I didn't think the handy storage base would make a difference for me, but I've found it really is a nice feature. I can store all three of the beater attachments AND the cord inside and it keeps everything clean and together.
For the price, this gadget is a winner for sure!
I loved mine so much and haven't needed to replace it in 7 yrs! Strongest motor around and last. Case underneath means never looking for pieces. Purchased this one for my mom who bakes multiple times per week and has burned through a kitchenaid and cuisinart in the last yr. She loves this mixer and it's power too and hasn't burned out our yet and it's been 7 months of daily use!
I finally gave in and bought my own mixer insted of borrowing it from my aunt. I choose this mixer for the price and it's a good brand. I could not be happier with it. It's lightweight but very powerful. I made mini cheesecakes with it today! Plus the little storage thing it comes with is great your able to keep the mixer and the beaters and wisk all in one place!
I LOVE THIS HAND MIXER BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENT SPEEDS AND THE STORAGE COMPARTMENT, WHICH KEEPS EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE. THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT TAKE UP MUCH ROOM AND I WOULD RECOMEND IT TO EVERYONE. SO FAR NO PROBLEM WITH PUTTING IN THE BEATERS OR RELEASING THEM AND LOVE THE FACT THAT IT HAS A POWER BOOST WHENEVER YOU NEED IT. ALL IN ALL A GREAT PRODUCT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.
We purchased this mixer & LOVE it. It works well & handles big jobs. I have no trouble getting the beaters to stay in as described by the previous review. I often use this mixer instead of my heavy duty stand mixer. I give it 5 STARS all the way. Highly recommend!