It's okay if you're mixing something for just a few minutes. But if you're making an icing over the stove and you have to have it on for seven minutes. The lil motor gets hot and just stops. It never made it to the 7 minute timer. P.S. when it stops be sure and turn it off or like me you'll back into kitchen after it has cooled off and it will start throwing icing all over you and the kitchen, very funny incident. The mixer won. Mixing Performance It wasn't a very strong mixer. Was worried about it mixing soft butter. Ease of Cleaning Cleans like all the rest. Ease of Use First speed is too fast especially when you add the flour.