I have to purchase a hand mixer because I'll be teaching some cooking classes, and don't want to lug around my stand mixer. I wouldn't use it for anything TOO heavy, but I want it to do the job for basic cake batters, cookie dough, frostings, and whipped cream.
I'm on a huge budget, but don't want to buy anything that won't get the job done... I just would rather not spend $100 when I would likely never use it other than for the classes (which I don't have too many of).
I DO have a store credit at Home Outfitters, so getting it there would be helpful (even though I know they are overpriced).
I looked at a KitchenAid one (and generally, I love KitchenAid and have all my other appliances from them), but it got poor-ish reviews.
Any suggestions of a different KitchenAid, Cuisinart, or anything else?