Used this mixer for first time to make ginger cookies. Real powerful. Like the fact you can rest it on back.The only fault I see in design is the switch for different speeds. They run horizontal and not vertical, which is easier to change speeds with a flip of thumb. Overall, a good mixer for the price.
I have a standing mixer for more arduous tasks, but my flimsy Westinghouse hand mixer I had for over 10 years finally gave out. This was to replace it and it has been great! The different speeds eliminate splatter and provide even mixing. The only downside is my right forearm doesn't get as much of a workout anymore :o)The real test will be the next time I have to whip up some egg whites for a Curd. I think it can handle the task, though.