I LOVE this mixer. All I had to do to set it up was plug it in. It's simple to change between mixing tools (just twist and pull to remove, twist and push to attach), and the results are fabulous. The instruction manual looks large, but that's just because it's in 3 languages and contains great recipes so you can get started right away. I've never written a review for something I purchased online before, but this product is certainly worth it. I have wanted this mixer for years and I finally got it because of the wonderful price and fast, not to mention FREE, shipping that Amazon.com offers.