Our Review of the Top Hand Mixers for 2019
Now that you have a clearer idea of what to look for in a hand mixer based on your particular baking requirements, let’s dive into a review of three of our favorites found on Amazon:
The powerful Cuisinart HM-90S Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer (4 pounds) is easy to operate although it is the heaviest one reviewed here so if the chronic joint pain in your hands or elbows is something you struggle with, this may not be the best option. This unit features a power button, up and down speed control, and LCD display which makes it easy to see the speed of the mixer.
The 220-watt motor can mix even heavy cookie batters and homemade bread doughs. Attachments include extra-long beaters, chef’s whisk, dough hooks, spatula, and instruction/recipe book. This handheld mixer also has a release trigger so it is easy to swap out the attachments.
As we mentioned about earlier in the article, it can be really difficult to find a hand mixer that really has a slow start speed and without a slow start speed, you risk ingredients splattering out of the bowl. This model may start a little faster than some bakers like, though it does slow down quickly. If you are looking for power, the Cuisinart HM-90S Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer is a fantastic model to choose.
This model also includes a clear, snap-on storage case which fits the mixer, cord and all the additional accessories.
The only drawback to this model is that there is no natural groove which would allow the mixer to rest on the side of the bowl. This means that if you need to check a recipe grab an ingredient or leave for whatever reason the mixer would need to be removed.
We think that the power of the model more than makes up for this slight inconvenience and we honestly just place the unit on a plate to avoid unnecessary mess.
Also, as Cuisinart has such a good reputable brand name, this is a product that we can get behind; plus we’ve also heard great things about their customer service as well.
(As of writing this item ranked #6 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Mixers > Hand Mixers)
The KitchenAid 5-speed hand mixer has 5 settings which start out very slow and increases speed gradually so that you can gently mix the wet and dry ingredients, even powdered sugar, without making a big mess (a big plus for us)!
We have found that the high speed isn’t really very fast, however, it does still whip up stiff meringues so it’s unlikely that you would need any higher speed anyway.
One of the best features of the KitchenAid 5-speed hand mixer is how lightweight it is (only 2 pounds, half the weight of the Cuisinart HM-90S reviewed above). Not only is this model light, but it is also incredibly durable, so we have recommended this for any of our readers who are troubled by joint pain in their hands.
This model has a lockable swivel cord, an ejector button for the stainless steel beaters (for easy clean up), and comes with a one year hassle-free replacement warranty.
SIDE NOTE: You may notice that this item does not display the price on Amazon. Although this may seem odd, there is a fantastic reason that Amazon does not display certain prices publically.
Here’s the deal. Retailers are allowed to set their own prices independently, but some manufacturers place restrictions on how those prices may be communicated.
Prices that are less than the manufacturer’s “minimum advertised price” are not allowed to be openly listed on the product description until you take further action, which simply means placing the item in your shopping cart, or in some cases, actually clicking through to the final checkout.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you are committed to purchasing the item. If you decide not to make a purchase then and there maybe you are just “window shopping” then all you need to do is remove the item from your shopping cart with a simple click and continue to browse the site if you wish!
(As of writing this item ranked #2 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Mixers > Hand Mixers)
The Hamilton Beach 62682RZ is a simple, cost-effective, powerful (250 Watts of peak power) hand mixer (weighing in at 3.35 pounds). A snap-on case, traditional beaters, and whisk are all included with this unit (available in white).
This is a 6-speed unit is the highest ranking hand mixer on our list (and has more than 1000 reviews) although the lowest speed may be a little fast if that is of concern (flour flying out of the bowl, for example).
An added bonus is the built-in groove lets you rest the mixer over the bowl, so although ingredients may fly out when you start your mixer, at least there is no additional mess from laying the mixer down on your counter-top.
(As of writing this item ranked #1 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Mixers > Hand Mixers)
All in all, we’ve found that these mixers are not only less expensive than a stand mixer, they can also pack a lot of power perfect for anything from mixing dough and batter to whipping cream and egg whites.