Best Hand Mixers

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 21, 2017
Sometimes getting a large and expensive food processor makes no sense, but it's impossible to cook delicious food without a hand mixer than whisks, stirs, and beats food ingredients. So, we tested a lot of hand mixers and made a shortlist of 5 best of them to help you make your pick!   ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Power
Attachments
Number of Speeds
Construction and Design
Warranty
 
PROS
This hand mixer has a convenient transparent snap-on plastic storage case where you can store all the attachments. LED indication of speed modes. 3 special speed settings allow you to avoid splattering the ingredients.
CONS
Make sure to hold the handle tight at high speeds the vibration is quite strong.
OUR VERDICT
This hand mixer blender offers a lot of additional attachments and an impressive range of available speeds. Along with a convenient storage case, this appliance will surely help you cook well.
detailed parameters
Power
220 Watts
Attachments
Extra long beaters, Chef's whisk, Dough hooks, Spatula
Number of Speeds
9 speed options, 3 low start speeds
Construction and Design
Cord with rotating connection, Speed control button
Warranty
Limited 3-year warranty
PROS
Soft Start function prevents spills of ingredients regardless of the pre-set speed - the appliance starts mixing smoothly and increase the speed gradually.
CONS
Despite a relatively low power, this appliance does all the mixing really well.
OUR VERDICT
This hand mixer is surely a worthy purchase for any kitchen. Both left- and right-handed people can use this appliance with the utmost convenience thanks to the lockable swivel cord.
detailed parameters
Power
150 Watts
Attachments
Turbo Beater II, 16-Tine pro whisk
Number of Speeds
7 speeds
Construction and Design
On/Off button, Speed control button, Beater Ejector button, Speed indicator, Lockable Swivel cord, Soft Grip handle, Heel Rest, 4 available colors
Warranty
1-year full warranty
PROS
This kitchen appliance has a Bowl Rest feature, allowing you to place the mixer on the edge of the bowl between the blending sessions in order to prevent the mess.
CONS
The unit might seem a bit noisy during operation.
OUR VERDICT
That's an amazing affordable hand mixer that has a fairly great power. Easy in use and storage.
detailed parameters
Power
250 Watts
Attachments
Traditional beaters, Whisk
Number of Speeds
6 speeds
Construction and Design
QuickBurst button, Snap-on storage case for attachments and cord
Warranty
Limited 1-year warranty
PROS
With this hand mixer in your kitchen, you won't need to check how much time you spend on mixing. A built-in timer allows mixing the ingredients according to precise recipes.
CONS
You need to turn the hand mixer off after using the Turbo mode.
OUR VERDICT
Excellent choice for any homemaker! This hand mixer offers multiple speed options and is a highly functional kitchen appliance. Mix any ingredients and cook with pleasure.
detailed parameters
Power
200 Watts
Attachments
Flat beaters, Wire whisk, Dough hooks
Number of Speeds
16 speeds + Turbo speed
Construction and Design
On/Off button, Speed button, Attachment eject button, Backlit LCD with timer function, Soft-touch finish, Non-tip heel rest
Warranty
Limited 1-year warranty
PROS
There's a base, so you can use this hand mixer as a real stand mixer - 2 different types of mixers in a single appliance. Sunbeam hand mixer contains a large 3-Quart stainless steel bowl. 5 different speed modes ensure excellent mixing.
CONS
Some owners regret that this Sunbeam hand mixer doesn't have a slow speed mode.
OUR VERDICT
If you don't want to clutter up your kitchen with lots of different appliances, choose Sunbeam hand mixer that will also be used as a real stand mixer. This appliance combines the advantages of both types.
detailed parameters
Power
250 Watts
Attachments
Chrome beaters, Dough hooks, 3-Quart stainless steel bowl
Number of Speeds
5 speeds
Construction and Design
Burst of Power button, Base, Available in 2 colors
Warranty
Limited 1-year warranty

What is a Hand Mixer

A hand mixer is a small kitchen device used to quickly mix wet and dry ingredients into a uniform substance. Today, instead of mixing eggs manually with lots of efforts, one can turn the mixer on and save much time. In addition, the results will be way better. All hand mixers are easy to clean from food remnants. Beaters and other accessories are easy to remove and attach. Almost all accessories are dishwasher safe. In addition, wire-beaters don’t have any aluminum intrusion and therefore, they resist rust very well.

If you need an appliance that not simply mixes food, but can also chop it, cut, beat, etc.  - pay attention to handheld and countertop blenders from our reviews.

Homemakers who are looking for a versatile kitchen gadget that would perform more tasks than basic mixing should proceed to read our review on the food processors

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What Features to Compare

Firstly, you need to know that Power of a hand mixer is an important issue. The higher the power is, the faster the mixer will stir the ingredients. To begin with, you should decide on a purpose the mixer will be used for. If you are planning to stir and beat butter, cream, soft drinks or food - 100-150 Watts is quite a suitable power. But if you need to mix up the dough and similar products, it's much better to pick more powerful mixers, with a power about 200-250 Watts.

Hand mixers include different additional Attachments. Thanks to these accessories, you will be able to cook various dishes only with the help of mixer! Usually, wire beaters of a mixer are made from a more durable material than the body of a mixer itself. But if you need just to stir soft ingredients, you can buy any basic electric hand mixer. On the other hand, if you want a multifunctional device in your kitchen, consider buying a mixer with lots of accessories in a package.

Number of Speeds is another essential feature. It is important to know that most hand mixers have 3-5 speeds, but some models offer more - over 12. A large number of speeds allows users to mix any ingredients, even the densest bits, with minimum effort. The gear change is one of the most important technical specification, usually controlled by a step switcher. Several models have a “Pulse” button. With its help, the ingredients will be mixed with a different speed for the best result. A variety of speed settings will also let you avoid splattering the ingredients.

We'd also like to draw your attention to Construction and Design of handheld mixers. The body of this kitchen appliances is usually made of plastic but with metal elements. This surely enhances the durability of a mixer. Compact mixers will become a great solution for owners of small kitchens. They don't take a lot of space and easily fit any cupboard. An ergonomic design allows you to use a hand mixer for a long time without any difficulties. Some models offer a comfy storage for a swivel cord right in the unit.

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Review of Cuisinart HM-90S 9-Speed with Storage Case White

Cuisinart HM-90S

Cuisinart HM-90S

Power

This Cuisinart hand mixer has the power of 220 Watts. It isn't the best result on our shortlist, but this appliance is powerful enough to cope with a variety of cooking tasks - it will help you beat and mix all kinds of dry and liquid ingredients. The hand mixer blender can easily beat eggs, cream or make the batter.

Review of Cuisinart HM-90S 9-Speed with Storage Case White

Attachments

Cuisinart hand mixer goes with different attachments. Apart from classic beaters and dough hooks, the appliance also includes professional whisks (1.75'' in diameter) and a convenient spatula for mixing. Thanks to the construction, the professional whisks allow you to make a dense mix of ingredients with lots of tiny air bulbs; these mixes are necessary for so-called 'foamy' dishes like cream, souffle and so on. With all the attachments included, you won't need to buy any additional ones.

Cuisinart HM-90S 9-Speed with Storage Case White in the use

Number of Speeds

Cuisinart hand mixer boasts 9 available speed modes, so you can easily pick the right one for any dish you are cooking. There's a small LED display that shows you what speed mode is currently on. And there are 2 switches for picking the higher or lower speed. Also, this 9-speed hand mixer includes 3 low start speeds that prevent the ingredients from splattering all over your kitchen table.

Detailed review of Cuisinart HM-90S 9-Speed with Storage Case White

Construction and Design

This hand mixer is very simple in use. First of all, it has a power cord with a rotating connection that won't limit your movements. We have already mentioned the LED display that shows speed modes - it's very convenient and it doesn't distract you from mixing. 1-touch speed controls are also very handy - you can switch the speeds by a small movement of your finger. Finally this best handheld mixer goes with a snap-on storage case where you can store all the attachments, so that you don't lose any of them.

Cuisinart HM-90S 9-Speed with Storage Case White application

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Review of KitchenAid KHM7210OB 7-Speed Digital with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Onyx Black

KitchenAid KHM7210OB

KitchenAid KHM7210OB

No Mess at All

Many homemakers who use mixer for cooking are facing a problem of splashing ingredients and subsequent mess in the kitchen. The reason is simple: even at the lowest speed setting, the whisks start rotating too fast and if the bowl you are using is too small, some ingredients are likely to splash out. Moreover, a power cord is very often in your way! KitchenAid engineers have put a lot of effort to relieve you of the following mishaps. First of all, this KitchenAid hand mixer has a Soft Start mode that ensures a really smooth initial rotation of attachments and, as a result, prevents splashes. Also, the appliance has a lockable swivel cord that allows you to fix the cord in a position you wish. And if you think such features are of the low importance, you are quite mistaken - ask any homemaker who cooks every day and you will find out that these features are truly important.

Review of KitchenAid KHM7210OB 7-Speed Digital with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Onyx Black

Angel Cake is a Piece of Cake

You have probably heard of Angel Cake - a kind of sponge cake that includes lots of whipped whites without adding butter. This kind of cake was created in America and since then it has been one of the most favorite treats for kids and adults all over the country. The name of this cake derives from its soft and white texture and people dubbed it 'food of angels'. This dessert is more than delicious, it's truly scrumptious! And if you are wondering what makes this cake so tasty, here's the answer - well-whipped egg whites. Not every hand mixer can ensure a proper whipping of whites but KitchenAid KHM7210OB is certainly the appliance you need.

So, when you start mixing, don't forget to get some cream of tartar for stabilizing egg whites and make the mixture firmer and 'fluffier'. Make sure to use fresh eggs since the fresher the egg whites are, the better foam you will get in the end. KitchenAid hand mixer has as many as 16 speed modes and you should start mixing egg whites at the lowest one. Move device along the walls of the bowl till foam appears. Then, add some cream of tartar and increase the speed to the level 7. Continue mixing till you see fluffy peaks, after that add some sugar (add it slowly so that it falls into the bowl from the side). Go on mixing till the dense foam appears. Remove egg whites from the walls of the bowl. Then, you can add all remaining ingredients and finish cooking your Angel Cake. Bon appetit!

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Review of Hamilton Beach 62682RZ with Snap-On Case White

Hamilton Beach 62682RZ

Hamilton Beach 62682RZ

Power

Hamilton Beach hand mixer boasts high power, allowing this kitchen appliance to cope with all kinds of blending. You can easily whip some eggs, add dry ingredients and get the mix you need for a certain recipe. If you pick this handheld mixer, you will never regret it and this appliance will surely become a reliable cooking assistant. Or, you can make some tasty cake dough and cook a fresh and healthy cake for your family. For such a good price, that's a superb device!

Review of Hamilton Beach 62682RZ with Snap-On Case White

Attachments

This hand mixer comes with the common attachments used on these devices: traditional beaters and a whisk. If you need other attachments, the manufacturer offers them separately. For example, you can use dough hooks for kneading dough. Or you can get a special attachment for making milkshakes that are certainly good for children. However, most cooks prefer using the attachments included in a package - they are fully sufficient for daily cooking.

Hamilton Beach 62682RZ with Snap-On Case White in the use

Number of Speeds

Hamilton Beach hand mixer offers 6 speed options, so you can easily pick the right one. Many other kitchen appliances come with just 1 or 2 speed settings and very often they are insufficient - the blending speed might be either too low or too high. However, that won't happen to Hamilton Beach. Moreover, there's a QuickBurst button - if the speed setting you've chosen can't cope with the ingredients you are mixing, just push this button and you will get extra power for truly tough speeds.

Detailed review of Hamilton Beach 62682RZ with Snap-On Case White

Construction and Design

This hand mixer is designed to combine the maximum convenience and easy storage. Hamilton Beach comes with a special snap-on storage case, which is big enough to accommodate all attachments. Moreover, if you need to make a pause while mixing (to add some other ingredients, for example) this kitchen appliance has a Bowl Rest feature that allows you to put the unit right on the edge of the bowl and, therefore, avoid mess and drippings.

Hamilton Beach 62682RZ with Snap-On Case White application

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Review of Breville BHM500RXL Red

Breville BHM500RXL

Breville BHM500RXL

All in Due Time

So, you wish to cook some delicious treat for your friends or family, you find a recipe book or browse the Web, and you see the phrase 'mix for 1 minute', after which you start searching for a watch... Sound familiar? However, it can be a lot simpler if you use Breville BHM500RXL hand mixer since it has a timer. Once you started mixing, the timer will show you the time and you will always know if it's enough. Thanks to this Breville hand mixer, you will be able to cook even some of the most sophisticated dishes without any troubles!

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Speed and Versatility

When you are choosing a hand mixer, lots of questions come up to your mind. What's important? What's necessary? No doubt, some of these questions are already clear for you since you've nearly read our review. And you most certainly realize how important the number of available speed modes is. And Breville hand mixer is a 'dream' appliance for many novice and professional cooks since it has as many as 16 speed modes! And apart from that, it has a Turbo mode. Thus, you can quickly mix whatever ingredients you need.

Moreover, this best hand mixer comes with all necessary attachments: flat beaters, wire whisk, and dough hook, so you don't need to purchase anything else - unpack and start cooking! The wire whisk will let you whisk (speeds 1-7), cream (speeds 8-12), or whip (speeds 13-16) the ingredients. If you use flat beaters, you will be able to perform the light mixing (speeds 1-5), beating (speeds 6-10), or creaming (speeds 11-16). And dough hooks can comb (speeds 1-3), mix (speeds 4-5), or knead (speeds 6-8) the dough. We don't recommend you to use any speed above 8 when kneading dough because the appliance will get overheated. Also, don't forget that you can increase the mixing speed by pushing the Turbo button. As you can see, Breville hand mixer will come in handy for any homemaker!

Breville BHM500RXL Red in the use

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Review of Sunbeam FPSBHS0301 250-Watt 5-Speed White

Sunbeam FPSBHS0301

Sunbeam FPSBHS0301

Power

This isn't the most powerful hand mixer on our shortlist, but it will certainly be a handy helper in your kitchen. The appliance has a 250-Watt motor, so you can use the handheld mixer for mixing all kinds of ingredients. Making batter for cookies or some cream for a cake won't be a problem. This hand mixer will satisfy any homemaker who cooks every day, though a professional cook might say the appliance isn't powerful enough. However, Sunbeam hand mixer is purchased for home use mostly.

Review of Sunbeam FPSBHS0301 250-Watt 5-Speed White

Attachments

A usual set of attachments (chrome beaters and dough hooks) also includes a large stainless steel bowl which is used if you put a mixer on a base and turn a handheld mixer into a real stand mixer. Of course, you can mix up the ingredients in this bowl even without attaching the mixer to the base. So, you won't need to find a dish to mix everything in - the bowl is always at hand. It's said that the effective capacity of the bowl is around 75-80% of its total capacity, so this 3-Quart stainless steel bowl will be enough to cook for a family of 3-4 people. You can wash the bowl and the attachments in a dishwasher - it saves your time a lot.

Sunbeam FPSBHS0301 250-Watt 5-Speed White in the use

Number of Speeds

Sunbeam hand mixer includes 5 available speed settings. You can easily beat cream at low speeds and you will be able to beat some butter or knead dough at medium and high speeds. But if you need to mix some really dense ingredients, you can always push a Burst of Power button that will help you do it. In general, this is an excellent multifunctional hand mixer for any kitchen.

Detailed review of Sunbeam FPSBHS0301 250-Watt 5-Speed White

Construction and Design

As we've already said, this hand mixer can easily be turned into a real stand mixer - such a design makes this appliance very handy and facilitates cooking a lot. While the mixer (attached to a base) will be mixing some ingredients in a bowl, you will have plenty of time to prepare or add something. A whisk with a tiny plastic tip will also turn the bowl to ensure the best efficiency. However, you might need to use a small spatula to remove the ingredients from the sides of the bowl closer to the center (where the mixing is happening). Remember that you can always remove a mixer from a stand and use it as a hand mixer with any other dish or bowl. Finally, this best hand mixer is quite compact, so it's easy to store it.

Sunbeam FPSBHS0301 250-Watt 5-Speed White application

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