Finding a mixer that meets your needs can be challenging. Often, stand mixers take up more space than they’re worth. The other alternative, mixing things by hand, takes far too much time and effort. A hand mixer, on the other…hand, takes up little space or time! Far out!
With so many choices, however, choosing the right mixer is a challenge. So, to help out my fellow bakers, I’ve put together a list of 5 top rated mixers!
Cuisinart HM-90S Power Advantage Plus
This Cuisinart handheld mixer has everything you could possibly need in a mixer. With its simple on/off button and single touch speed control, this model is easy to operate one-handed. It offers 3 low speeds that make it easy to keep that cookie dough in the bowl.
There are several different attachments, ranging from a dough hook to a chef’s whisk. It also comes with a recipe book and an instruction book. In addition, the attachments fit into the bottom portion of the storage case. What more could you want?
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Oster FPSTHM2578 6-Speed Retractable Cord Hand Mixer
The Oster mixer has quite a bit of power behind it. Its 250-watt motor has enough energy to mix up even the thickest of batters and dough. And, all that power is easy to control. With 6 different speeds and a “burst” button, you’ll be mixing in no time.
This hand mixer has a great set of beaters and whisks for all your mixing tasks. Though it may not be as easy to store as the Cuisinart, it’s a quality, good-looking machine.
KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Mixer
We’ve all heard about KitchenAid. Their products are the top of the line, and this mixer is no exception. The mechanical speed control makes it easy to adjust the speed and gives you the control you need. Its DC motor is lightweight, and easy to hold in one hand.
Though it only comes with 2 stainless-steel turbo beater accessories, there are many others you can purchase. The oversized beater-eject button makes it easy to disconnect the attachments when you’re done. You can go ahead and just drop those beaters right in the sink or dishwasher!
This model is well-designed, with a ergonomic, rounded handle. The case has an air vent to prevent clogging, and it’s got a prop that lets you set the mixer up when you’re not using it. For the design-conscious, it also comes in a variety of colors!
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Cuisinart CHM-3R Electronic Hand Mixer
As another well respected name in kitchen appliances, of course Cuisinart made it on here twice! This electronic hand mixer is pretty awesome. It’s got enough power (220-watts) to cut through cold butter. All that power is really easy to control with a single hand. And, the cord can be adjusted to accommodate right- or left-handed people!
The beaters are extra-long with no center posts, making them easy to clean. They come with an easy release button too, which makes clean-up a dream.
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Bodum Bistro Electric 5-Speed Hand Mixer
This gorgeous hand mixer makes an excellent addition to any kitchen (especially mine!). It’s gotta be my favorite, design-wise, of all the mixers on this list. This model includes 3 mixing attachments that are all interchangeable, and will allow you to mix either wet or dry components.
It’s incredibly lightweight, 170-watt motor whirs with power. With 5 speed settings, you’ll have that control you look for when you’re mixing that perfect cookie dough. It even has built-in cord storage that is hidden within the body. The fold-out hand crank that helps keep your mixer stored cleanly when it’s not in use.
This model’s unique rubberized exterior brings color to your kitchen and provides an easy-grip surface. Sure, it’s easy to tuck away in a cabinet, but it also looks great prominently displayed on the counter! Plus, with its 2-year manufacturer’s limited warranty, it’ll be a crucial part of your kitchen for years to come.
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There you have it: the 5 top choices for hand mixers for mixing your favorite cookie dough. Gone are the days where you have to labor over a bowl with a spoon and fork to whip out a batch of tasty cookies. With any of these, you’ll be whirring away happily, spending less time mixing, and more time eating.
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