It may look nostalgic, but the updated design of this new-fashioned egg beater guarantees 21st-century performance, whether you're making a frittata or whipping cream. The exceedingly smooth and powerful gear mechanism is fully enclosed. Gears are enclosed for protection and easy cleanup. Soft, comfortable, nonslip grips on turning knob and contoured handle. Sturdy stainless-steel beaters can be easily removed with the press of a button for cleaning or for tasting. Beaters are elevated to reduce friction while device rests on bottom of bowl. Perfect for eggs, light batters, whipped cream and more. Base detaches from top and is dishwasher safe.