This is the only mixer I have ever own. I'm not a crazy Baker or pasta maker of any sort. But when in need this will suffice. I have this for years and still work like new. The power is efficient for daily task. Cleaning isnt hard and it would be a great asset for people just learning and for children who has a passion for cooking. I dont have a standing mixer which is expensive and takes a lot of space and it something I would rarely use that will be sitting somewhere where I would forget its existence. Lol. Overall a very good product. I would even give as a gift for someone I care.