The mixer seems much more powerful than the past ones I've owned. On the high speed it's a bit loud, but mixes very well. It's also heavier, but I'm sure that's due to the stronger motor. The previous mixer I had was leaking oil/grease from the blade area, which is nasty considering that I probably ate some of it before I caught it. It was a proctor/silex. I don't have much need for the utensils and have not used them. For the price, this is the best mixer I've come across as of yet.