Performs well across all kinds of tasks 9 speed settings and 3 attachment options Convenient storage pouch for loose items 7 Handier with Heat soft Technology Osteramazon.this Outer model is great for spur-of-the-moment mixing tasks that don't give you the time to allow your butter to come to room temperature.
It has a built-in fan that will emit warm air onto cold butter in your mixing bowl so it will gently soften no waiting around or uneven microwaving required. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping Institute Senior Editor & Product Analyst, Kitchen Appliances & Technology Lab Betty Gold earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Studies and Nutrition from New York University, and prior to joining Good Housekeeping, she worked with the James Beard Foundation and other leading food media brands like Bon Appétit, Food Network Magazine, and The Martha Stewart Show.
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We made (and ate) 10 sponge cakes while running them through their paces to find the absolute best option for all baking and mixing needs. The Cuisinart HM-90BCS Plus mixer caught our eye right out of the box, with a sleek design and sturdy build that felt stable in the hand.
This process requires a good 20 minutes of mixing eggs and slowly adding in sugar to prevent large air holes in the cake. It’s a real test of the baker’s skill and patience, and the most important tool to maintain the required stamina is a lightweight hand mixer that is easy to maneuver.
The Cuisinart’s lightness in hand, along with the ease of reach to the up and down speed buttons, made it ideal for a longer task like this. We also tested the mixers for lighter tasks as well: When we gave the Cuisinart a whirl making chocolate chip oatmeal cookies from a mix, the beater attachments on the machine handled the heavy ingredients with ease, fully mixing the bowl of oats, chocolate chips, oil and egg in roughly two minutes.
The heavier ingredients, just like the light egg whites and cake batter, stayed put in the bowl, which was not the case for several of the other mixers we tested. Since the Cuisinart didn’t splatter any dough or batter during our testing, we simply wiped off the machine with a damp cloth to clean, no scrubbing required.
The Cuisinart is such a delight to use that we even grabbed it for tasks for which we normally wouldn’t use a mixer, like mashed sweet potatoes. If you’ve ever spent 10 minutes angrily fishing around for mixer attachments in the back of your kitchen drawers, you know that this is a fantastic feature.
Between its pro-level whipping abilities and ease-of-use, not to mention its handy storage case, the Cuisinart HM-90BCS 9-Speed Handheld Mixer proved to be the besthandmixer we tested. The style, versatility, power and speed of the Seville BHM800SIL Handier make it akin to a sports car of the small-appliance world.
Not only does the Seville look gorgeous out of the box with clean lines and a modern design, but this mixer is a true powerhouse. We first used it to make whipped cream and meringue with the double whisk attachments, a departure from the single-whisk mixers that made up the bulk of our testing pool.
Between the weight and the power, our biceps got a workout holding and steadying it during the extended time it took to mix up the cake. This mixer scored the maximum points for speed, never slowing down even with heavy ingredients.
Beating ability for the oatmeal cookies was powerful and fast, clocking the quickest bowl-to-cookie-sheet time of all the mixers we tested. The buttons were easy to use, but as the weight of the mixer pulled on our arm, the tasks grew more tiresome.
The covering did cut down on clanging and excess noise, though, and overall, the Seville was very quiet, emitting only a gentle, high-pitched whine. If you’re working in a small or awkward space, the swivel cord really lets you maneuver the mixer in the bowl and get the job done.
We fell in love with this glossy white workhorse, which feels far more expensive and sturdy than its low price suggests. The Hamilton Beach mixer has six speeds and starts up slowly, which cuts down on mess with more delicate tasks; we saw zero splatter using this tool.
The standard beaters have a bit of a square shape to them, though, so they did hold on to about half a cookie worth of dough. Extremely lightweight, this mixer was easy to hold and maneuver, fitting easily into our hand.
Getting the attachments ejected took a moment to figure out (you’ve got to give them a good yank), but after that it was a simple process, and they were easy to clean. The testing process for these hand mixers was comprehensive, exceptionally delicious and lasted more than a month.
Quality of materials: We rattled, dropped and shook these little machines to test their strength and ensure they wouldn’t break easily. Build had a maximum of 15 points: Quality of materials (5), durability of attachments (5) and ease of storage (5).
When we tested the functionality, it nearly came out of our hand when using the dough hooks, but we kept a good grip on the bowl and powered through. There was a little more of a struggle with the delicate process of mixing the sugar into eggs for the sponge cake, as this machine is very powerful and rattled in our hands when we tried to go slowly.
Whipped cream and meringue came together easily in about five minutes with no mess, but the tool struggled with the heavier ingredients in our cookie mix. And, as we mentioned above with the 9-speed, the mixer lost points due to a small raised silver piece between the up and down speed buttons.
The mixer also tackled sponge cake batter with ease and was light enough that it didn’t feel like a total chore. It handled the heavier ingredients of the cookie mix without making a mess, but was noticeably slower than our best overall pick.
While this mixer was lightweight, it did feel a little awkward at times, it was somewhat difficult to scrape dough from the bottom of the bowl. Unlike the pricier models, though, this mixer had a simple flip up or down button for speed that worked smoothly.
As far as build, the Dash Mixer had a cheap-feeling rattle when we turned the speed up high, and the attachments felt flimsy and fell off when we dropped the machine. Hand mixers can be used for mixing many types of food, including eggs, whipping cream, batter, dough, icing, salad dressing and more.
Some hand mixer models offer different attachments (in addition to the beaters), such as whisks or dough hooks, making them multi-purpose kitchen tools. We had expert All recipes product tester, Rachel Johnson, put the best hand mixers on the market to the test.
We started by rounding up the top-rated hand mixers on the market from popular brands such as Kitchen, Cuisinart, and BLACK + DECKER. First, she tested them using this Simple White Cake recipe, putting each one to the test by creaming butter and sugar, beating eggs, and mixing in flour until all that's left was smooth cake batter.
Our testing is complete and the results are in: read on for the best hand mixers to buy in 2020. The Seville Handy Mix Scraper was the best in show among our hand mixers.
The rubberized beats give you a quieter mixing experience, and the additional attachments make this a multi-functional mixer. It's the most expensive of all the mixers we tested, but it's worth the cost if you're someone who is in frequent need of a hand mixer.
Braun Multiple Handier also received high praise from Rachel. It's lighter than the Seville mixer at just over 2 pounds, with the weight distributed in a way that doesn't feel too heavy during use.
Another unique feature is the sliding cover that protects the holes where the attachments are inserted. This protects the engine from moisture and dust, making this a mixer that's made to last.
This is an efficient and smartly designed mixer that performs well when increasing the speeds quickly for whipping cream or for using the low speeds to gently mix ingredients such as flour. Hamilton Beach makes affordable kitchen tools that provide great results.
The mixer is on the lighter side of the ones we tested (1 pound and 13 ounces), making it easier to use for extended periods of time. It only took a little added time to get the whipped cream just right with the regular beaters (as opposed to the whisk attachments available with some other models).
Kitchen makes its second appearance on the list of the best mixers, this time with the 9-Speed Digital Handier. This mixer has a sleek design and stainless steel attachments which include, two dough hooks, one whisk, two beaters, one blending rod, and an accessory bag to hold them all together.
A Soft Start Feature brings the mixer up to speed slowly so you don't risk a flying mess. The wire beaters leave plenty of space so you can clean easily, but they mix and integrate ingredients quickly without the need to overheat.
This hand mixer is classic Cuisinart style with a brushed chrome exterior and a powerful motor. It comes with a variety of accessories as well: two dough hooks, two batter beaters, a whisk, and a rubber spatula (the only mixer in our testing to include one).