My wife and I received this particular item as an anniversary gift. When we got it I didn't think much of it due to it's size, we left the mixer in it's original package for almost two months before opening it. Once we had tried the mixer we regretted having not tried it out before. The Little Oster hand mixer is very powerful and fast. I was surprised at just how much power and torque this unit has. It has a very easy to grip shape. Ease of use is highly important in my household as I myself have terrible arthritis and my wife has had a stroke. we try to find as many of our household items to fit into these needs as we can. I am very pleased with the product, since starting to use it we use it almost everyday at some point for some reason. Mixing Performance The performance of the mixer is awesome it is very powerful for such a small unit, it's easy to maneuver, unlike a lot of the stand mounted mixers. Ease of Cleaning This product is very easy to clean , I do wish it could be broken down even further for cleaning. Ease of Use This mixer is super easy to use, the controls are easy to reach and read while in use Design I like the overall design of this product it looks nice and is small enough to store easily. Durability So far this mixer has been extremely durable, we use it quiet often and I have dropped it several times without incident.