This is a great mixer. It was a Christmas gift for my daughter, and she absolutely loves it! It's fast, thorough, and has a great feature - a spatula that you can choose to use when beating something in a bowl. BUT - this spatula fits in the bottom where you insert the beaters, and scrapes the bowl along the sides as you go along ! Easy to clean and attractive too - what more can be said? Great value! BUY IT!