Pros: retractable cord, attachments
Cons: slow speed is still high, doesn' std up to high use
I really do like this hand mixer, but I have begun baking more in the last couple of years and I just broke my 2nd one in that same eamount of time. Don't get me wrong, it did last through making several batches of MMF (using the dough hooks), but each one eventually broke while mixing a frosting or filling that really wasn't all that thick. The motor still works, but the beaters have become mis-aligned and are jamming.
My husband says it's time for a stand mixer.... but I really like that I can use several different bowls at one time without having to wash in between cake compontents, and I can just swap out the attachments, again without having to wash while the cake is in progress.
Overall, not a bad mixer, just not built for die-hard bakers :-/