Forget brands when looking at hand mixers Do not buy a mixer with less than 250 watts and 300 is better. Unless you are a really a serious cook, you don't need a stand mixer. Some stand mixers have only 150 watts don't settle for less than 350 and 400 is better. Check warranty.
KITCHEN AID Artisan mixer - Fancy getting creative in the kitchen? KitchenAid's Artisan stand mixer, now in a beautiful satin copper finish, has a large capacity to make mixing in batches a breeze, as well as a tilt up head design to ensure easy cleaning and usage. The combination of high quality craftsmanship and good looks will make food prep a pleasure.