Pros:Sleek,Quiet,Durable,Attachments & 12 speeds,SS bowl, Looks & Performes like the Kitchen-Aid without the $$$$
The Bottom Line:
I believe this machine to be every bit as good as its expensive$$$ competition, but for less. I would highly recommend the Hamilton Beach 63227.
I have only owned this mixer for a week, but in that week I have made 2 batches of cookies, a cake, pumpkin bars, beat egg whites, icing & mashed potatoes. I am so impressed!!! When I was making the 1st batch of cookies I discovered that the dough was very thick & figured out that I had left out the eggs(by the way the mixer was not struggling at all), normally, that would have been a disaster, but I went ahead & added them & it mixed up beautifully, they turned out great. Everything that I have made has turned out like a professional job & that in itself is impressive to me, because I am forever making mistakes when I bake. I always dread making cookies because they are so time consuming, but this mixer takes the headache out of the job. It literally takes me just a few minutes to whip up a wonderful batch of cookie dough. I owned a Oster Regency stand mixer before, it was a great mixer, but has nothing on this one.
I always wanted a kitchen-aid but couldn't seem to give up the cash for one & after reading other reviews I found out that you had to purchase the $350 Kitchen-Aid to get ABOVE the reviews of the Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 63227 Mixer and I found this one on sale @ Sams for $99.81 & Merry Christmas to ME. This mixer normally sales for around $180... WHAT A SAVING$$$$$
You do have to scrape down the sides of the bowl a couple of times during mixing, but you normally have to do that anyway with any mixer.
Other reviews have said that the machine will walk across the counter. I don't need a leash for mine, it stays still.
It is all metal & feels very durable. Looks professional & is extremely quiet. Has 12 speeds & 2-way rotating mixing action, pouring shield & 3 attachments, SS 4.5 qt. bowl, 400 watts & has a quick release tilt-up head. Plus, it comes with a full 3 yr. warranty.
I would recommend to anyone, this is a GREAT PRODUCT!!!!