I've been using a hand mixer for years. So, for me this mixer is a dream come true! I have a hard time spending over 300 bucks on a mixer, but when I saw the refurbished one on Overstock I wanted to give it a try. I did a Google search for Overstock coupons and found 10% off and free shipping source codes! I don't know if they are alway available, but it's worth checking into before you buy to see if there are any more available discounts to put in the source code boxes when checking out. The mixer is like new, and I don't see any difference in the refurbished from a new one except for one of the screws looks like it was painted over. I used it all through my Christmas baking! Works great! This mixer is heavy duty, like a miniture industrial device, it's heavy metal. It will probably be the last mixer I'll ever need!