We have a Hamilton Beach model 'G' combination mixer and juicer. It is possibly one of the very first electric appliances of its kind. The mixer and base are all metal. You won't find any plastic on it. It's fully functional with all original parts. It is equipped with a "Mix Guide" that adjusts the speed of the beaters. The variable sliding switch is fully functional from the slowest to the fastest setting. It also has a "Bowl Control" adjustment which moves the mixing bowl on a movable rotating platform. The mixer slides from the sturdy base for hand use and easy cleaning. The only mar or defect is a small chip on the edge of the mixing bowl.