Seems like stand mixers, especially the Kitchen Aid model, have become the quintessential style of mixer that's always on cooking shows and featured in ads. You never see electric hand mixers promoted or shown anywhere anymore. Seems odd to me, since I far prefer hand mixers. It's far easier to get at the precise place in the bowl that needs mixing with a hand mixer, being able to handle and gauge the mixed product with grace and finesse, instead of having a big arm getting in the way. Hand mixers these days are so light and compact. Here's to hand mixers!