I currently use a hand mixer that is about six years old. I have about run the mixers off of it :) I bake A LOT, and my friends have been telling me that I need to invest in a stand mixer. However, after seeing the prices of them, I have, until now, decided to stick with my cheap hand mixer, which always gets the job done just fine. What do you think? Would it be beneficial to me to purchase one? Or do hand mixers do the same job, for less money? I have never used a stand mixer before.