When I was a kid, I remember my mom buying a hand mixer at a yard sale for $1. It worked great for years (and still does!) but it never had a handle. It was broken off. At this point, I think we'd had the the mixer for 15 years.
I decided to buy my mom a new one, which is this one. I made sure to get the best one I could find here in the world of Amazon, because.... why not? :)
She seems to really like it. The actual mixer things (don't know what they're called) have like an eject button. You click it on the top, and they shoot out. It seems like it will last. I don't see why it wouldn't.