I got the Sunbeam Mixmaster ages ago for a Christmas gift. It was inexpensive and it has lasted forever. In some ways I prefer a standing mixer, but this gadget is handy and durable and perfect for the basic baking or mixing tasks, like beating eggs, batter for cakes, cookies, etc. The attachments disconnect easily for quick cleaning and I've never had trouble with it losing strength or speed. I definitely recommend it. Mixing Performance Never problems here-it scrapes the sides well. Ease of Cleaning Attachments detach easily and you drop them in the dishwasher. Ease of Use Very simple. Design Simple and durable design. Durability Its been banged around for a long time with no changes in performance.