Hand mixers are a must have item for any kitchen. This cheap hand-held appliance can handle many tasks like whipping, mixing, and mashing. Where they differ is when they have to tackle a thick batter like cookie dough. To find that perfect model it must have plenty of power – as measured in watts, numerous speeds and different attachments to handle whatever food you are preparing. It is also nice if they are lightweight, easy to use with simple buttons, easy to clean, and one that does not splatter ingredients by starting out at too high of a speed.
The cost for buying a new hand mixer will range from about $15 to over $100. Ones that can truly handle cookie dough with ease tend to be about $45 and up. Below you can find reviews for the top 5 best hand mixers.
The KHM926 comes with a set of beaters, a pro whisk, 2 dough hooks and a blending rod.
Overall you can’t go wrong with this hand mixer, but there are cheaper options.
One minor complaint is that it is a bit noisy, but that does not take away from the fact that the Cuisinart HM-90BCS is a great hand mixer.
Overall the KitchenAid KHM7210 has excellent performance and we would not hesitate to recommend it.
The HM-50 has plenty of power and solid mixing capabilities, but only has 5 speeds. The only attachment it comes with is the standard set of beaters, there is no dough hooks or whisk.
Overall this Cuisinart model is great for people who need a quality mixer, but do not need any extra attachments. If you want more features or more speeds then you will need to consider spending more money.
The biggest complaint from users is that it does not stand up when you sit it down, it tends to tip over easily. The manufacturer says it is designed to just rest on its side when you not in use.
Best Hand Mixer Comparison Chart
|Full Name||Rating||Best Price||Motor||Speed Options||Storage Case||Attachments|
|KitchenAid KHM926CA||9.3||$72.90||~175 watts||9||Yes (Bag)||(2) Stainless Steel Beaters, (1) Pro Whisk, (2) Dough Hooks, (1) Blending Rod|
|Cuisinart HM-90BCS||9.1||$66.99||220 watts||9||Yes||2 beaters, 1 chef’s whisk, 2 dough hooks|
|KitchenAid KHM7210CU||9.1||$55.43||~150 watts||7||No||2 beaters, 1 whisk|
|Cuisinart HM-50||8.9||$37.45||220 watts||5||No||1 set of beaters|
|Oster 2500 Inspire||8.2||$15.84||240 watts||5|