Love my new hand mixer, but, as others have noted, it really doesn`t have a `slow' speed. For me, that is fine, as my stand mixer does and this is only an auxiliary item for when I need 2... So I can't give it a perfect rating. The beaters are wire like and that is a new concept to me, but it seems to work just fine. I had a small hand mixer for years, that was made in England, and it had a timer/clock right on the top so you knew exactly how long you had been mixing something, and it was great.... But it finally died and I couldn't find another one w/ a time. The mixer is lovely and I like it.
I recommend this product.