Pros:225 watt motor was more powerful, making mixing easier.
Cons:Beaters never fit into the machine or worked well.
I bought this mixer after I had burned out a $5. hand mixer that actually worked pretty well, I got my money's worth. I was impressed with the 225 Watts and thought this one might have more power for making stiff batters and icing. The beaters never fit into the machine well, frequently falling into the batter! After using it 6 or 8 times the beaters locked up, so now I can't use it at all. Waste of money!