Like I said, I love my little Sunbeam hand mixer! I've had it for several years now- got it during college. I use it probably once per month. I don't remember how much I paid for it, but I remember it being really inexpensive, which is why a poor college student like me bought it. It has a little bit of difficulty with "harder" ingredients (like if butter is still really cold and needs to be mixed), but usually it works wonderfully. It's easy to clean and has never had a problem working even though it probably gets tossed around a bit more than it should. I don't think I had even heard of the Sunbeam brand when I bought the mixer, but I'd definitely buy another Sunbeam product since this one has done so well. Even at low speeds, the mixer works very well. I don't have too much of a splatter problem (other than when I use too small of a bowl). So bottom line, it's a great value- cheap product that has lasted a long time and works well.