12 Best Hand Mixer Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

12 Best Hand Mixer Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in a good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing.

We’ve covered a whole cabinet’s worth of kitchen appliances, including a life-changing immersion blender, the tiny stand mixer that could, and highly approved juicers and blenders on Amazon, now we’ve gotten into the fray and rounded up the best hand mixers on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Top 12 Hand Mixer

- $5.00Bestseller No. 1
KitchenAid KHM512IC 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, Ice Blue
3283 Reviews
KitchenAid KHM512IC 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, Ice Blue
  • Mix ingredients for a variety of recipes from slowly stirring in chunky ingredients, like nuts or...
  • Lock the cord into either the left or right side of the mixer so you can approach ingredients from any...
- $25.00Bestseller No. 2
KitchenAid KHM7210CU 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver
1308 Reviews
KitchenAid KHM7210CU 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver
  • 7 Speeds: Combine ingredients at speed one for slowly stirring in chunky ingredients, speed four for...
  • Soft Start Feature brings the beaters up to the selected speed gradually to help prevent ingredients from...
- $8.00Bestseller No. 3
Hamilton Beach 62682RZ Hand Mixer with Snap-On Case, White
2082 Reviews
Hamilton Beach 62682RZ Hand Mixer with Snap-On Case, White
  • Snap-on storage case
  • 250 Watts peak power
- $9.25Bestseller No. 4
Cuisinart HM-90S Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer with Storage Case, White
997 Reviews
Cuisinart HM-90S Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer with Storage Case, White
  • Handheld mixer with 220-watt motor and automatic feedback
  • Simple on/off button; 1-touch speed control and 9 speed options,BPA Free
Bestseller No. 5
VonShef Electric Hand Mixer Whisk With Stainless Steel Attachments, 5-Speed and Turbo Button, Includes; Beaters, Dough Hooks and Balloon Whisk - Red
420 Reviews
VonShef Electric Hand Mixer Whisk With Stainless Steel Attachments, 5-Speed and Turbo Button, Includes; Beaters, Dough Hooks and Balloon Whisk - Red
  • ELECTRIC HAND MIXER: With a 250W motor and turbo setting you can whisk, mix and knead to bake and cook.
  • STAINLESS STEEL ATTACHMENTS: Includes - 2x Beaters, 2x Dough Hooks and a Balloon Whisk. The durable...
- $47.49Bestseller No. 6
KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver
1212 Reviews
KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver
  • Combine ingredients at speed one for slowly stirring in chunky ingredients, speed six for mixing bread...
  • Soft Start Feature brings the beaters up to the selected speed gradually to help prevent ingredients from...
- $15.00Bestseller No. 7
Mueller Austria 1 001 Ultra-Stick 500 Watt 9-Speed Immersion Multi-Purpose Hand Blender Heavy Duty Copper Motor Brushed Stainless Steel Finish Includes Whisk Attachment normal Silver
2441 Reviews
Mueller Austria 1 001 Ultra-Stick 500 Watt 9-Speed Immersion Multi-Purpose Hand Blender Heavy Duty Copper Motor Brushed Stainless Steel Finish Includes Whisk Attachment normal Silver
  • SOPHISTICATED DESIGN - The ergonomic grip offers a non-slip and comfortable grip when continuously...
  • EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY - The full copper motor withstands continuous use and will last 3X longer than...
- $5.00Bestseller No. 8
Hamilton Beach 62620 6-Speed Snap on Case Hand Mixer, Black
724 Reviews
Hamilton Beach 62620 6-Speed Snap on Case Hand Mixer, Black
  • Snap-on storage case with easy-access door
  • Pulse function - pulses on the slowest speed for added control and less mess
Bestseller No. 9
BLACK+DECKER 6-Speed Hand Mixer with 5 Attachments & Storage Case, MX3200B
468 Reviews
BLACK+DECKER 6-Speed Hand Mixer with 5 Attachments & Storage Case, MX3200B
  • Attachments - Tackle a number of kitchen tasks with two professional-style wire beaters, one whisk, and...
  • Full-Size Storage Case - The hard-shell storage case keeps the mixer and all its attachments in one spot
Bestseller No. 10
Hand Mixer Electric, Cusinaid 5-Speed Hand Mixer with Turbo Handheld Kitchen Mixer Includes Beaters, Dough Hooks and Storage Case (Black)
101 Reviews
Hand Mixer Electric, Cusinaid 5-Speed Hand Mixer with Turbo Handheld Kitchen Mixer Includes Beaters, Dough Hooks and Storage Case (Black)
  • Five Variable Speed Settings and Extra Turbo Button: With a 250W motors and 5 different Speeds to help...
  • One Button Eject Design and Fix Stainless Steel Beaters: Convenient and Safe to dismantle or clean the...
- $20.00Bestseller No. 11
Cuisinart HM-50 Power Advantage 5-Speed Hand Mixer, White
527 Reviews
Cuisinart HM-50 Power Advantage 5-Speed Hand Mixer, White
  • Handheld blender with 220-watt motor and automatic feedback
  • 5 speed options; slide control easily shifts speeds with a single touch
- $4.00Bestseller No. 12
Dash SHM01DSRD Smart Store Compact Hand Mixer Electric for for Whipping + Mixing Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, Dough, Batters, Meringues & More, 3 Speed, Red
64 Reviews
Dash SHM01DSRD Smart Store Compact Hand Mixer Electric for for Whipping + Mixing Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, Dough, Batters, Meringues & More, 3 Speed, Red
  • 3 SPEEDS: Low, Medium, or High speed controls let you quickly MIX, BLEND, or WHIP egg whites, cake...
  • BEATER STORAGE: No more lost beaters or flimsy front clip plates - seamlessly eject the beaters and pop...

In the Mix: What to Consider

Just about any stand or hand mixer will do for simple chores. Hand mixers cost less but don’t do as well at heavy-duty tasks such as mixing the dough. A few models we tested did a good job when we used their dough hooks, though.

If you’re buying a hand mixer, look for one that comes with extra attachments. A separate whisk makes whipping easier. Wire beaters are easier to clean than traditional center-post beaters. In addition, mixers with slow start-up are less likely to cause splatters.

For stand mixers, make sure you’ll have enough clearance in the “up” position if it will be sitting on a countertop below an overhanging cupboard. With most, you tilt the mixer head up to remove the beater(s) or bowl; but on some models, you crank a lever that lifts or lowers the bowl.

The Hand or the Stand

Which food-prep appliance best suits your lifestyle? Match the machine to the foods you most frequently prepare and how you like to prep. (And keep in mind you might need more than one.) Hand mixers can handle most light chores, while powerful stand mixers are ideal for heavy lifting.

HOW WE RATED

POWER

You’ll probably want to buy the highest powered unit that you can afford – especially if you are working with lots of heavy or dry dough. There is, however, a catch: the appliance industry generally likes to obscure their power ratings through the use of “watts.”

Watts (or Amps in other appliance lines such as vacuums) really tell you nothing about the power available, either at the motor itself or at the mixer head. Watts (in this case) can be defined by the amount of power or current that is drawn from the electrical grid.

PLANETARY ACTION

This means that the beaters rotate on their axis similarly to the way the Earth rotates. Like a planetary system, the whole mixer head then rotates the opposite way, similar to the way the Earth rotates around the sun. This ensures that the sides of the bowl are scraped by the beater rather than having to do it by hand and that the ingredients become fully mixed.

ALL METAL GEARING

Although a bit noisier than other models with quieter nylon gears (sometimes referred to as “plastic” gears in various reviews), models with metal gears tend to last much longer.

That being said, there are obvious differences in quality between various brands in their manufacturing process, with some lower priced models opting for pot metal gears, while better models offer brass or steel gears with tighter tolerances.

SLOW START FEATURE

Any decent stand mixer will have this option. This basically slowly spins the motor up for the first several seconds, so that the ingredients do not fly into the air and create a flour cloud, or splatter your walls.

SPEED OPTIONS

This speed control also allows you to maximize the torque being produced by the motor with the stiffness of the ingredients. We like to see at least 6-7 speed options. It should be pointed out that the uber-expensive Hobart N50 only has three speeds, as the motor is so powerful it can plow through almost anything in any gear.

COLOR OPTIONS

At Food, we are more into Function over Form. But we realize some folks value the ability to match their decor, so we’ve included this as a small metric. However, you may value this more, and thus it may affect your selection criteria more so than it does ours – it just happened by coincidence that two of our top picks are available in a plethora of colors.

WEIGHT

A heavy stand mixer has much less of the tendency to “walk” around your countertops when mixing heavy bread dough. You’ll generally want a mixer that weighs at least 20 pounds, though heavier is generally better. In the good old days of USA manufacturing, many of these appliances got this weight from their heavy-duty motors (usually tagged with Emerson or Baldor) that contained lots of costly copper wiring and lasted nearly forever.

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