I have upgraded my much-loved Braun hand blender. The previous one works fine, except that it used to also have a chopping attachment which has been destroyed through overuse. So it now consists of the basic hand blender (puree, soup, amaretto & banana cocktail), and a balloon whisk attachment (egg white, cream, zabaglione). It's a 300w model with variable speed. Free to a good home; basically, if nobody knows anyone who can use it it will have to be thrown away, because charity shops don't take electrical goods any more.