I purchased a Black and Decker hand mixer 24 years ago and in the past 3 months one of the motor ceased to function. I was forced to purchase a new hand mixer and selected the Black & Decker MX300 PowerPro 250-watt Hand Mixer as a replacement. The package arrived swiftly and without incident. Each piece is packed well. All the end user had to do was insert the beaters into the mixer, plug the unit into a wall socket and I was ready to blend. My first mixes were homemade chocolate chip cookie dough and snickerdoodle cookie dough. The beaters worked well with flour and stiff dough. I am pleased with this purchase and recommend this unit to anyone.