I was searching for a mixer w/power to make batter breads for my son who must have gluten-free diet. This mixer promised power and looked nice. After reading reviews I purchased it. Well, it looked nice (some reported marred finishes) and worked fine for light jobs. I mixed my first recipe of batter bread (not thick dough) and the top portion of the mixer shifted/wobbled significantly during mixing w/the dough hook. I contacted Ham. Beach to ask if this had been reported prior so that I could determine if it was just a faulty mixer or common with all of them. The rep. said there had not been any other report, but to ask Amazon.com. So I contacted amazon and they also said it was not a complaint they'd heard before. I returned it for another. When I took it out of the box, I saw the type marred finish that had been reported in previous reviews. I gave it a chance on batter bread and it also wobbled like crazy. I returned it. Subsequently, I purchased a Cuisinart, but found it very awkward unless you're left-handed and also quite loud. It also has cheap-looking, plastic dials and levers which seem very flimsy. It was powerful, however. Now, I have a KitchenAid 5.5 qt. Professional Plus bowl-lift type with 450 Watts of power and more sturdy tools. It is loud, but it does the job without shifting and wobbling. Hope this review is helpful.