This GE hand mixer was a gift to me about 7 years ago and it's still going strong! I use it at least once a week for various cooking in my kitchen. It's lightweight, has multiple speeds and stores easily. I like that it's not large and I can put it away in the cabinet when not using it. It's great to mix something quickly. But it's also efficient and gets the job done. My mother offered me a large stand mixer in exchange for this smaller hand held one, but I wouldn't give this up! If you need something small for everyday cooking, this is a great choice! I am unsure on the price as it was a gift but it's definately a good deal in my book if it's still working after all this time with the amount of use I give it! Pick one up and use, see for yourself just how awesome this thing is!