My wife has been hinting on a new blender for about two weeks now. I do have a history of buying her inexpensive appliances and of course as the old cliche goes "You get what you pay for." Hopefully with this new Eclectrics® Mixer my wife can forgive me for buying her such crappy appliances in the past. I have done research and found that the Hamilton Beach® Mixer rises above the rest of the competition. Maybe my mom would want one of these Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer as well, but in reality my sister will probably end up "borrowing" it and it would never see my mom's kitchen ever again.