I'm actually an associate who works at walmart. I'm hoping that doesn't bring down the value of my review, because I am on a fixed hourly rate and I do not get commission for increased sales, lol. I only mentioned that I'm an associate, to be up-front and honest. I saw these stand mixers on the "hot spot" shelf around Christmas time. I always wanted a stand mixer, but couldn't justify spending $100+ on even a good one. Then after Christmas, I heard that a manager was marking these down to $60, so after I clocked out for the night, I went over and bought one! I'm quite the YouTube addict, so I made some review videos of this product. Why? Well first because I love doing reviews. But also because I couldn't find any review or "how to" videos for the Farberware stand mixer, specifically. So now there are some! lol. Anyway, my biggest concerns were, would it work well for the 2 major opposites: Light and fluffy things like whipping egg whites-- and heavy dough. So I tried those two. First, I like the fact that its pretty quiet, you don't have to YELL to be heard over the mixer, a least not on the slower speeds. It does get louder as you speed it up. Second, I like how smooth the movements are, not jerky. Third, I like how easy and user friendly it is. 4th, I like the fact that the flat paddle and the dough hook are solid die-cast metal, not plastic (and so is the whole outer body of the mixer!). The whisk has a plastic base though. I like the spill guard and the little spout it has. And the fact that they are all dishwasher safe (although I don't know if the bowl is? Maybe not, since it wasn't mentioned...). I did get the 2-year warranty (it cost me $6), because I pretty much always get the warranty on everything. But that's not bad, for 2 years. As for mixing fluffy egg whites, first I tried only 2 eggs, just to make a small sample for my video. But I don't think big kitchen mixers are meant for tiny samples, it didn't seem to be enough liquid to really get going. So I doubled the eggs to 4 and used a little more tartar powder. That did the trick, after a couple minutes I had stiff, fluffed egg whites! Then dough... I went with pizza dough, so I could make it for dinner. It took a few minutes for that dough hook to really gather everything together, but in the end it came off the sides of the bowl and started forming a big ball, so I was left with a smooth, even pizza dough to work with! So for me at least, it passed both tests. I'm glad I finally have a decent stand mixer that I could afford.