I'm not going to lie -- I bought this because I'm a cheap, starving student.
It was my boyfriend's birthday, and I decided to make him a cake that has been in my family for generations - a cream cheese, fudge-ribbon cake that instantly makes you fat. Anyway, the recipe states that the cake must be made EXACTLY how it is written down. Mix cake for 1.5 minutes at low speed, then mix for 2 minutes on medium speed, etc. Seeing as how I only had wooden spoons for mixing, I sauntered down to the neighbourhood Walmart to pick up a cake mixer.
Except, when I got there, there were only fancy Black and Decker mixers costing about $40.00 -- that equals to at least 10 McDonald's value meals! Fortunately for me, I saw, nestled between all these new fangled mixers, the Durabrand Cake Mixer for $7.79! It was a steal! 125 Watts, 6 speeds with an eject function AND chrome plated beaters? I purchased the mixer and headed home to make the cake.
Finally, the moment of truth. I plunged the mixers into the batter, and flipped the switch to the lowest setting.
The damned thing almost shot out of my hands AND took my finger off.
Needless to say, there was fudge batter EVERYWHERE. The "lowest speed" was spinning with the velocity of a G-Force machine; the highest speed would probably send me into orbit. The cake turned out fine, despite the frantic efforts of the hand mixer, but to add insult to injury, the devil mixer nearly broke my thumb when I tried to take off the metal mixers for cleaning. The tab was way too tense to push down.
I do not recommend this mixer, unless you want to use it as a weapon. And even then, the cord is too short to really pursue anyone.