Testers awarded major points to this hand mixer right away for the sturdy plastic case that keeps all the parts of the appliance neatly together, noting that it really increased storability and cut down on the risk of losing a beater at the back of the cabinet. It was durable yet lightweight; testers liked that their hands and arms didn't get tired while using it, and thought it was a great alternative to dragging out heavy stand mixers. The mixer beat everything from cream cheese mixture to cookie dough easily; the dough for a heavy batch of Monster Cookies turned out well-combined and smooth. Testers commented that the power was very good for a little mixer. They also appreciated that the speeds seemed accurate and intuitive: the "1" setting was actually low, while the "5" setting was reasonably high. The cheerful color options were the cherry on top!