Rated 2 out of 5Â by eles "Slow start" is actually high speed start
Love the storage unit under the mixer to keep all the attachments nearby.
Unfortunately the automatic resistance sensor (designed for kicking into high gear to get through thick dough) overrides the "slow start" feature when you first turn it on, resulting in a high speed kick start. This spatters my kitchen (and me!) with ingredients.
Never tried the dough hooks, but they looked small. I can see that they wouldn't work well, as others have mentioned.
Just a personal preference, but the power on/off switch is where my previous mixer's eject button was. So instead of ejecting my beaters, I accidentally turned it back on (on that fast start high speed, mind you), flicking residual mashed potatoes all over.
The whisk is fairly tiny too. Thin metal.
I tried it a couple times on both sweet potatoes & dough & then returned it.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nana1101 Great power
I love this mixer, I make a lot of different types of cookies especially during the holidays this mixer does the job I used to have to do when the dough began to get thick. I have tennis elbow so it really hurts to have to stir the dough when my old mixer didn't do the job for me. This mixer really works great even with the thickest dough, really love it.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bls46 great mixer
The cuisinart mixer with storage case is a great mixer. It has easy to use speed control and release lever.
It seems to start fast but then slows but it hasn't been a problem.
The storage case holds the mixer attachments and keeps them together.
So far I am very pleased with the mixer.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by wyowalker Very Nice Hand Mixer
Purchased as a gift for my daughter. She has been very pleased with it. She likes the storage container and the attachments.