This OXO egg beater has smoothly rotating gears and soft, comfortable, non-slip grips on turning knob and contoured handle. Sturdy stainless steel beaters can be removed for cleaning or for tasting. Beaters are elevated and continue to work while device rests on bottom of the bowl. Perfect for eggs, light batters, whipped cream and more. Base detaches from top and is dishwasher safe. Made of stainless steel & plastic.