I used to burn the motors out in hand mixers yearly. Usually right around the holidays. They just can’t stand up to the abuse I’m capable of dealing.
I received a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer as a Christmas gift one year, and the hand mixer was saved. I use this for just about everything. Cookie batter, bread dough, cake mixes, you name it. It comes out of the box with the accessories you see: dough hook, whisk, standard paddle. You can do damn near anything with just those.
I still keep a hand mixer handy for quick jobs, but a hand mixer can’t grind meat or roll out pasta. Which reminds me, if you get a stand mixer, get a good pasta attachment and meat grinder to go with! We’ve made sausage, ravioli, spaghetti, lasagna, you name it.
Give your hand mixer a break and invest in a good stand mixer. You won’t be sorry.