The mixer I received had a manufacturing flaw in the main mixer shaft, in that the threads that hold the turning handle on where defective. I received a replacement mixing shaft promply after contacting Weston's customer service. They are extremely courteous and helpful. These mixers all appear to be made in the same factory in China, no matter whose brand you buy. The finish is a little crude, but the mixer works extremely well, at least mine does for 10 lbs or more. You just have to remember to turn it backwards a few turns every so many revolutions. My hands are getting old, and some of my fingers have bit of arthritis, so this simple machine saves your hands from the ice cold meat. It definitely helps to have the correct amount of water in the meat mixture. It is a bit awkward to remove the mixer shaft, and the meat after mixing. It also is a bit awkward to clean, simply because it is a little bulky (you need a big sink). I'm not sure I would use this for a batch less than 10 lbs because of the bulk and required cleaning
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Pretty good overall
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.