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DO NOT BUY the Rival 5 Speed Hand Mixer! A waste of money!
on June 6, 2015
STAY AWAY FROM THIS RIVAL PRODUCT!
I have purchased several Rival products because, frankly, they were at one time all I could afford. Included in those purchases were two of these 5 Speed Hand Mixers - both of which broke on me within a week. A complaint to Rival (https://www.rivalproducts.com/contactus?cid=contact-us) resulted in nothing. I was told that some products are made exclusively for Walmart and may be of a lesser quality than other Rival products. Really?
The first mixer I purchased at Walmart during the Christmas 2013 season. Tried to make a sugar cookie batter and the mixer stopped working while beating the eggs and sugar! You could smell the motor burning. I did not even have the chance to use it a second time! The second one I purchased during the 2014 Christmas season. I made one cake. The second time I tried to use it, to make another cake mix, the same thing happened - it burned out with that nasty buring motor/plastic smell. When I returned it to Walmart, the clerk said they have had a lot of them returned and she herself was wondering why Walmart even bothered with them!
Since this review is geared towards the Rival 5 Speed Hand Mixer, I will not go into other products.