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Terrifyingly fast, no slow speed, badly designed beaters
on November 27, 2012
I purchased the supposedly 5-speed Cuisinart hand mixer and was terrified by the actually only one-speed machine that has nothing but super high speed. The skinny blades on the beaters (highly touted by Cook's Kitchen, and my reason for choosing this monster) proved to be useless for whipping mashed potatoes as they skipped all the lumps, no matter how long I beat with the creature. There is definitely NO low or medium speeds. All 5 speeds are high, higher and highest. The devise will throw dough or food all over your kitchen unless you are wise enough to use it low in the sink as you dare to turn it on in your bowl of batter. I returned the scarey thing and searched for the older style beaters which thump lumps into submission and are not hard to clean either. I settled on the Oster and got a retractible cord, first I've seen on a beater and a wonderful addition!