On Aug 4, 3:20�pm, j...@kamens.brookline.ma.us (Jonathan Kamens)
> At our house, we seem to go through an electric hand mixer
> (like, e.g.,http://www.shopkitchenaid.com/produc...ndmixers&T1=KT...)
> every 2-3 years. �We don't use the mixer that
> often, maybe two or three times per month, and yet there
> always comes a time when the blades stop spinning and wisps of
> smoke come drifting out of the motor, along with the awful
> smell of a motor that shell spin its blades no more.
> Having once again smelled the smoke of hand-mixer doom, we are
> once again in the market for a new one, and so I thought I'd
> post and ask: is there a mixer on the market that won't give
> up the ghost after a few years (and if so where can we get
> it), or are we doomed to continue contributing to the
> ever-growing global waste disposal problem as long as we want
> to keep making chocolate chip cookies?
Even the best hand mixers won't stand up long to mixing heavy doughs
like for cookies. I have a 7 speed KitchenAid that's great for
whipping and mixing batters but I don't think it would last long on a
steady diet of mixing stiff cookie doughs.