Years ago when my Mother In Law was downsizing I found this beauty in her throw away pile. I didn't care if it worked or not. I figured it could sit in my baking area. Much to my surprise I found out it worked quite well. She told me it was a wedding gift she & my Father In Law got when they married in 1953 & that she had always used it. The bowl is even original. In 63 yrs there is no way to figure what has been made with this. If I need a good upper body workout I can remove the top & use it as a hand mixer. It's almost too heavy to use that way.I'll keep using it till it quits & then it'll still be on display in my kitchen. It was a great find.