This hand mixer is a prime example of the saying you get what you pay for. I should have invested more money into a better quality machine. I use mine quite a bit maybe twice a week or so. This mixer does not have different power settings or intensities. While I am trying to mix just a small batch of cornbread mix, the mix flies all over the kitchen counter simply because there is no slow speed button or setting. Therefore, if you are looking for a mixer to use where you can mix at different speeds according to what you are cooking or baking, I would recommend looking elsewhere for another machine. From past experience, when I am trying to mix pancake batter, it beats way too fast, and it just ends up being a mess everywhere. It works fine for whipping potatoes or cream since they seem to have a thick consistency, but anything else leaves chaos all over the kitchen.