I was so disappointed in this hand mixer! I just wanted something simple to use for occasional baking and this was recommended to me. I bought it and it practically fell apart within just a couple of months. In addition, I found that it never really did what I needed it to do. Its five speeds didn't vary enough - they were all pretty much in a range from "really fast" to "really, really, really, really, really fast", so it was just way too much for some of my recipes. I found that a lot of my baking ended up overmixed way too quickly, and it was beyond rescuing at that point. It was a shame. Mixing Performance Too fast right from the start, leading to overmixed baking recipes. Ease of Cleaning This mixer was plenty easy to clean. Ease of Use This mixer is very easy to use despite it being fairly disappointing overall. Design It's a fairly generic design and it works and stores fairly well. Durability This mixer fell apart after just a couple of months of use.