Yes, some appliances are worth spending a lot of money on, but I honestly feel like this one is WAY overpriced. It's just a hand mixer - maybe it's a great hand mixer, but the fact of the matter is that I had comparable results from a mixer that cost all of one-fifth of how much this one cost. I simply don't see the point in spending nearly the cost of rent on an appliance that only does the basics! Mixing Performance This works great and does a wonderful job of pureeing everything I needed it to puree. Ease of Cleaning Very easy to clean, and most of the time it really just needs a good rinsing more than a scrub, which is nice. Ease of Use This hand mixer is very easy to use! Design I liked the way this was set up so that I could hold it very easily, and I appreciated the height of this mixer so that I could avoid getting anything splattered onto me during the mixing process. Durability From what I can tell, this is a pretty tough, restaurant-grade hand mixer.