This was one of the worst mixers I have ever used. First of all I was under the impression that this mixer had a powerful watt motor that could handle the tasks I needed for blending, puréeing, emulsifying and whipping, which it would do a good job at it but I was beyond dissatisfied. I have used the Hamilton Beach Commercial Immersion Mixer several times over the past fortnight and the motor struggles and it has very weak capabilities. It struggled with a simple task of making home-made ice-cream that I have made many times before; there were no big pieces of anything in it. This should have been an easy task for this kitchen appliance. Not only is it useless as a mixer, but it's horribly designed as it is very heavy, difficult to keep the ON button depressed while attempting to blend and finally it is impossible to unscrew the stick from the motor once you are done with your mixing task.