Today,while making meringues, my trusty ole hand mixer died. I have had that mixer for 10 years and I remember buying it at CVS by our old apartment for 9.99. I loved that hand mixer, it worked well and it was small. Since its demise, I have had to break out my big stand mixer to make the sugar cookies, not that I don't like the stand mixer, it is just big and bulky and not as easy as the hand mixer. I guess I will start shopping around.