I am not much of a cook but I try, and during the dog days of summer I do my best to not use the oven so I don't heat up the house any more than the Texas summers do. So I use my Crockpot and George Foreman grill on a daily basis. However, in the mornings I am use not up for much cooking so I am making smoothies. To this end I have found the Kitchen Aid hand mixer. Wow, I love this thing. It is great for making my smoothies without having to pull out the blender and a lot easier to clean up. I have also used it to make Creamy Greek Salad dressing and whip up some yummy mashed taters. Who knows what I will try next.