If you are truly looking for a low-speed mixer, we recommend keeping a whisk or even a hand-cranked mixer on hand, which can get down to a low speed; they can only go as fast as your hands can crank.
The KitchenAid Pro 5 speed model (reviewed below) does have a slower start than most hand mixers, so this unit would be an excellent choice for the baker looking for those low speeds.
When purchasing a hand mixer, look for “soft start” which means that even if you choose a high speed, the mixer will start slow and build up, so you won’t be cleaning ingredients off the counter, floor and ceiling! The super-slow speeds are just for gently combining ingredients, then go up to a high speed for whipping cream or making a fluffy meringue.
The KitchenAid Pro also comes in many different colours to match your cookware. And not to mention, they go great with Le Creuset Cookware, cast iron frying pan, or a stone frying pan.