The initial reason I purchased this Hamilton Beach 5-Speed 100 Watts Hand Mixer was the price. I was looking for an economical hand mixer and I thought this one would be perfect. The mixer itself is light weight and easy to hold when using it. The beaters slide easily into their designated place. The ejection feature works well for removal of the beaters once you are finished. I did find the mixer to be a little unsteady when I placed the mixer in an upright position on the counter. The mixer is suppose to be a 5 speed mixer. I did not notice or feel any change in the speed of the motor or the beaters when I moved the speed dial to the different numbers located on top of the mixer. Using this mixer was like using a one speed blender, fast, with no way to slow it down. I did find the cord to be long enough when it was plugged into the wall outlet and stayed out of the way when I used this mixer. I would say if you are looking for mixer to put in your camp trailer and not pay a lot of money, this would be the mixer to buy.