I've been a Cuisinart fan for years and this is one of their great mixers. This Cuisinart Mixer as it can be used both as a handheld mixer and a stand mixer, offering you a great deal of versatility. It works fabulously for me, made cookies the batter turned out so great with no fussing about with the mixer. Even my cupcake batters was completely smooth with no lumps and it didn't require me to hand mix it myself since it gave me the consistency I wanted. It is priced well since I got the 3.5 qt flat bottomed bowl, a spatula, 1 set of beaters, dough hooks and a bubble whisk. This compact Cuisinart HSM-70 Power Advantage Handheld/Stand Mixer doesn't take up too much space on my kitchen counter, I also really enjoy that the bowl spins while mixing; the power is substantial for all my mixing needs. I recommend all bakers to purchase this Cuisinart Mixer as it is quite durable and can handle any mixing task from cake batter's to pizza and bread dough's.