KitchenAid has always been and still is my favorite brand for purchasing kitchen appliances like this mixer. I am always rewarded with great-quality items that last me a long time, with little to no functionality problems. This mixer was no exception. Although I had a standing mixer already, I decided to buy a hand mixer as well, and this was one of them that I tried. I liked how this was more portable and fit better to various bowls and situations. It was also extremely powerful, being able to mix whatever I put it up against, no problem. It really performed well and was even easy to clean and take apart. The only negative that I can point out is that this appliance was not meant for small hands. Compared to most, I have relatively tiny hands, and the power of this machine coupled with its rather wide handle made it slightly challenging to hold and operate. Regardless of this point, I have learned to cope with it and have kept the machine, using it on lots of baking activities. I have recently used it to make a batch of snickerdoodles, which turned out scrumptious!