I just purchased a Sunbeam Hand Mixer 2524 from a discount store. Needless to say I got a great price and so I was skeptical that I got great quality. Imagine my pleasant surprise when it turned out how well this mixer actually works. I have a stand mixer at home, but that is not an easy machine to lug around. I wanted a mixer to take with me when I need something to use at our church's functions such as the cookie bakes, the brownie treat week, etc. Enter this little gem, the Sunbeam! It works well for the dough types I mentioned-- cookie dough and brownie dough. It has enough power, despite its small size. The handle has a nice "hand feel" when using it. We make lots of batches of cookies for church functions, so it's nice to have something that is heavy enough to perform satisfactorily yet light enough not to fatigue my hand and arm as I make my way through the various batches of dough. It's a snap to clean the beaters and wipe down the machine, so that is a welcomed feature. All in all, I really feel I got my money's worth with this appliance.