Written on: 31/05/2007 by MRDuddy (6 reviews written)
Avoid this Hand Mixer at ALL costs! Spend a bit more to ensure quality.
I'm an "up and coming" wannabe chef (!) and thought I'd start out small and cheap with my hand mixers.
Only needed it to whisk up cake mixtures etc initially, so thought this would be perfect for the task at hand.
Upon first use however it is pretty easily understandable why this mixer is SO ridiculously cheap!
It even warns you not to use the Turbo Button for more than 30 seconds!
Although there are five variable speeds for blending, they don't appear to do much. There is only really One Speed setting. The others just make the mixer get more high pitched and whiney, with no apparent change in whisk speed!
All the underside of the mixer (Where the blades push up into) is open and the motor is clearly visible..Which is a worry if food mixtures find their way inside. Impossible to clean in there.
Upon useage also, I noticed that there was a spark visible whenever the mixer was turned on..!? Scarey!
I used this mixer a total of two times (FROM NEW) before it finally gave up the ghost and stopped working..For good..!
I couldn't even be bothered to take it back to Argos for a refund..Hardly worth the petrol costs to drive back into Birmingham for the £4.79 refund! Ended up just throwing it away.
All in all it IS a cheap mixer..VERY cheap..And if it was a bit more reliable it would be well worth the money. But for one/two uses..It's kinda not worth it. Go for a more expensive model. Treat yourself! A friend of mine went for the Dualit Hand Mixer and has NEVER looked back.
I've learned a lesson anyway..Stay Away From Argos Cookworks Products, they're all of a similar quality..And no doubt will all have a similar life span!