I also have a Kitchen Aid model with 2 speeds and a SS shaft. I definitely paid more than $30 for it - I think about $45 cdn - but it's been a workhorse and doesn't get overheated like my last one(s) did.I got a kitchen aid on sale for about 30$. Works great and has a ss shaft
That's what I have! Or had. I broke one of the plastic slots that holds the bell on. I have a backup one speed that I picked up at a thrift store while I wait for HB to replace it. I paid $4 for a 2 year warranty. I burned through my first 3 in the first 6 months of soaping so when I bought the HB I decided a warranty is cheaper than replacing it all the time. That was almost 15 months ago.More expensive does not necessarily always mean better. I'm still soaping with the same cheapie, 2-speed Hamilton Beach stick blender that I bought 10 or 11 years ago. It was under $20.00 when I bought it. They have a newer model, but I don't like the looks of the bell on the newer model. The bell on the model I have, which is pictured in the link I posted, works great. It does not cause air bubbles in my batter.