Without a good hand mixer, a kitchen just isn’t complete. That void can be easily filled with a standing mixer. However, sometimes you just don’t have enough space on the counter to put a standing mixer there, and some of these can be really cumbersome. They can be real nuisances because they get in the way and you have to work around them. Sure they offer extra stability when mixing, but if you’re working in a small place, standing mixers can be very inconvenient.
To remedy this problem, you should probably buy yourself a handheld mixer. A handheld mixer is much smaller and more portable, but can deliver the same amount of mixing power as a standing model. Being that small, these mixers can be easily stored out of sight, and won’t crowd your kitchen counter needlessly.
So, if you are interested in hand mixers, you’ve come to the right place. This article is made specifically for one purpose – to help you choose the best hand held mixer on 2016 market. To this end, we have taken the liberty of selecting the top 5 best mixers and reviewing them, so you won’t have to scour the Internet for your new mixing companion.
|Best Hand Mixer Models||Overall Rating|
|KitchenAid KHM926ER 9-Speed Hand Mixer||4.5/5.0|
|Cuisinart HM-90BCS 9-Speed Handheld Mixer||4.5/5.0|
|Cuisinart Smart Stick 2 Speed Hand Blender||4.5/5.0|
|Bodum Bistro Electric 5 Speed Hand Mixer||4.0/5.0|
|Dualit 4-Speed Professional Hand Mixer||3.5/5.0|
Taking up the no.1 spot is this beauty right here. In the world of kitchen appliances, it is hard to top KitchenAid, and it is hard to top this mixer. Light, durable and powerful, this mixer is the king of countertop electronics. With a nine speed setting, KitchenAid KHM926ER is capable of mixing and whipping anything your heart desires.
However, a mixer with a motor as powerful as this one has is sure to be loud and splatter stuff all over the place, right? Wrong! The mixer has a Soft Start feature that gradually speeds up the whisks to the desired speed to remove the problem of splattering. Its motor, though incredibly fast, is virtually noiseless.
And if you think that’s it, you’ve got another thing coming. The company that made this product did everything to allow ease of use to its customers. The ergonomic shape of the handle allows for prolonged use without fatiguing your hand. The cord is also attachable on either left or right side to allow you to access the mixing bowl as easily as possible.
When all is said and done, this is one mean machine, no doubt about it. With all the comfort and utility it has to offer, it is easy to understand why it is the top rated hand mixer on the market today.
Our second pick is the Cuisinart HM-90BCS handheld mixer. A powerful 220-Watt motor drives this monster – mixing with this thing is truly a site to behold! Everything and anything you put in the bowl will be mixed and whipped into fine white snow in no time. Geared with 9 speeds, this mixer provides you with means to tackle any kind of mixing, from super slow and super fine, to extremely rugged and high-speed mixing.
Just like the previous model, this one too has a slow speed-up option for better convenience. The mixer starts at speed three, then builds up speed to the desired level, thus avoiding splattering and just general mess in the kitchen. Not only that, but the whisks are easily removed at a push of a button for better convenience while cleaning.
The mixer also features a LED monitor to help you keep track of the current speed level. All in all, this mixer is a fine and modern piece of equipment and any household ought to have it in their kitchens.
Another product from Cuisinart, this small mixer is the definition of compact. Even so, this little thing packs a 200-Watt motor, allowing it to tackle some heavy duty mixing. It also comes with a wide variety of attachments, making this mixer a very versatile machine indeed. It is capable of blending, chopping, grinding, whipping, basically anything your heart desires. The mixer comes also with a 16oz measuring cup.
The mixer is made extra durable, with a stainless steel housing to enable it a long life span. You have a push-button control that allows you for continuous blending action or for pulse action. The handle of the mixer is made ergonomic and comfortable in order to be gentle on your fingers and facilitate prolonged use without fatiguing your fingers. Since it has few and simple parts, the mixer is easily cleaned. Just detach the whisk, rinse and wipe with a damp cloth.
All in all, this is a very simple device, but multi-functional and easy to use. Its small size makes it excellent for those working with limited amount of space.
Coming in at no. 4 on our top hand mixers list, the Bodum Bistro Electric 5 Speed mixer is a simple and reliable machine. It is slightly less powerful than the three above, packing a 170-Watt motor, but this doesn’t mean you should underestimate this mixer’s power because it can handle all the mixing the other ones can. It comes with 5-speed settings, as opposed to first two’s 9, but its capabilities aren’t lessened by the lack of four speeds.
As for the advantages of this device, it has a very compact design and is very light. Storing this mixer is very easy and it takes up minimal space. The product features a built-in cord storage with a fold-out crank for maximum convenience when putting the mixer away. The mixer also sports a rubberized, easy-grip surface, thus safely securing the product in your hands and minimalizing fatigue. All in all, this is a great device, small, compact and powerful enough to handle all day-to-day work you have in store for it.
When it comes to power, this Dualit mixer is the absolute Goliath in the kitchen appliance world. If power is your thing, this mixer will provide you with a 300-Watt motor, capable of delivering a range for 540 to 1200 rpm with 4-speed settings, making this mixer one of the fastest on the market. And this is no wonder since the mixer was created for commercial purposes as well as home use.
To handle all that speed, the mixer has been built very durable, with a chrome finish to add some style. It is very ergonomic with an easy grip handle to facilitate prolonged use. For ease of storage, the device features a retractable cord that goes in the rear, making it as compact as possible, and removing tangling and breaking of the cord. In all, this is a very powerful device excellent for all those who like playing celebrity chefs a bit and doing some heavy-duty mixing.