This hand mixer is designed very pooly. The "release" button for the beaters is also the "on/off" switch, which means if you press the button and accidentally move your finger up, it switches on. Twice I have almost gotten a finger injured when it unexpectedly turned on while I was grasping the beaters. Usually I'm careful to unplug it first, but I forgot and am concerned my children will forget as well. Lucky I haven't been injured! Shocking this has not been recalled! Also gets very slow with stickier/heaver consistency recipes. Mixing Performance Also gets very slow with stickier/heaver consistency recipes. Design DANGEROUS! See above!