Hand mixers are necessarily quite powerful. Their function requires fast spinning beaters, designed to plow through everything from thin cream to thick dough. One of the first kitchen-related things we learn as children (other than stove equals hot) is not to stick our fingers into the cookie dough. While hygienically speaking this is a bad idea anyways, the presence of rapidly spinning beaters teaches us that it is a good idea to practice patience. (All bets are off though, when those beaters are detached from the mixer and are begging to be licked clean.)
A not-necessarily welcome result of all this power, is that beaters attached to hand mixers are anything but subtle; they clink and clank against the sides of bowls, quite often resulting in a sound that is akin to fingernails on a chalkboard. The Hamilton Beach SoftScrape 6-Speed Hand Mixer with Case solves this dilemma coating it's attachments in silicone.
Complete with five attachments that store neatly in a snap-on case, the hand mixer includes coated beaters and a whisk, along with two traditional metal beaters. The 300-watt hand mixer extends the lifetime and usability of nonstick pots and pans by allowing for safe, scratch-free usage. The attachments are all dishwasher safe, meaning that even if there isn't a child around to lick the cookie dough off of the beaters, they'll still be easy to clean anyways.