A nice hand mixer is certainly one of the most useful appliances in the kitchen. Some kitchen appliances are made only for specific purposes and end up just taking space on your kitchen counter most days.

With a hand mixer, it’s a different story, as the chances are you will be using much more often. Making mashed potatoes, whisking egg whites, making fluffy meringues, baking literally anything… there are endless tasks a hand mixer can be really helpful with.

Nevertheless, choosing a hand mixer that is perfect for you can be really difficult. There are many options and features to choose from, and it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Today, we will talk about all kinds of features you can find in hand mixers available on the market today and review 5 of the best you can find.

KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver
Cuisinart HM-90BCS Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer with Storage Case, Brushed Chrome
Oster 270-Watt Hand Mixer with HEATSOFT Technology and Whisk, Dough Hooks, and Storage Case
BLACK+DECKER MX1500W Lightweight Hand Mixer, Plastic, White
KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver
Cuisinart HM-90BCS Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer with Storage Case, Brushed Chrome
Oster 270-Watt Hand Mixer with HEATSOFT Technology and Whisk, Dough Hooks, and Storage Case
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Our Review of the Top 5 Hand Mixers for 2019

1. KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk

KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver

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You’ve probably all heard about KitchenAid as it is one of the most well-known brands in the kitchen appliances industry. However, what you may not know is that the company was started in 1919 and their very first product was a mixer.

With literally a century of experience in making mixers, one would expect KitchenAid has perfected the process – and this is certainly true when it comes to the KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer.

This is simply one of the most versatile and easy to use hand mixers we have ever seen. With nine speed options, you can easily adjust this mixer to the exact speed you need. Usually it’s recommended to start mixing slowly, and speed settings 1 to 3 are perfect for gently mixing in ingredients.

The lowest speed setting (1) is actually perfect for recipes that require mixing by hand as the results are quite similar. On the other hand, when you need more mixing power, the KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer delivers amazing results too. Speed setting 6 is perfect for bread batter, for example, and the highest speed settings gives you the perfect meringues.

KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver
  • 9 Speeds: Combine ingredients at speed one for slowly stirring in chunky ingredients, speed six for mixing bread batter and creaming butter and sugar, then speed nine for whipping meringue.
  • Soft Start Feature brings the beaters up to the selected speed gradually to help prevent ingredients from splattering.
  • Lock the cord into either the left or right side of the mixer so you can approach ingredients from any angle. The round cord is easy to wipe clean.
  • Soft Grip Handle provides comfort while mixing.
  • Easily and quickly remove any accessory from the hand mixer with the single-handed press of a button.

In terms of accessories, the KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer comes with everything you might need to utilise this hand mixer to its full potential. You’ll not only get two Turbo Beater II attachments, but also a whisk attachment, dough hooks, and a blending rod.

The whisk works really well for whisking eggs or pretty much for anything when you are trying to achieve a fluffy texture. The dough hooks will allow you to mix cookie dough in a matter of minutes, and the blending rod works great for all kinds of liquids like soups and sauces.

All of the attachments, except for the blending rod, are made of stainless steel which means they are resistant to damage and corrosion. You can also wash them in the dishwasher without any worries.

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Includes 9 different speed settings

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Includes the full range of attachments: two beaters, two dough hooks, a whisk, and blending rod

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2. Cuisinart HM-90BCS Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer with Storage Case

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This hand mixer from Cuisinart is a bit on the heavier side – it weighs 4 pounds, but there is a good reason for the weight: the Cuisinart HM-90BCS Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer is equipped with a powerful 220-watt motor that gives you as much mixing power as you might ever wish for.

You can also choose between 9 speed settings, which is enough options to always have the speed set just right, no matter what you are using the mixer for. One of the best things about this hand mixer is how easy it is to use.

The unit is equipped with a large power button, two buttons for adjusting the speed settings, and a convenient knob for ejecting the attachments. There is also a little LCD screen on the top of the unit that tells you which speed setting you are using at the moment.

In terms of accessories, the Cuisinart HM-90BCS Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer comes with all the necessary attachments and some nice extras on top of that. You’ll get the standard beaters with this hand mixer, of course, but you’ll also get a whisk attachment, dough hooks, and a useful spatula.

Furthermore, this unit also features a transparent Snap-On storage case that holds the mixer and all of the accessories neatly stored. As a nice bonus, you also get an instruction book and a nice recipe booklet to get you started. The Cuisinart HM-90BCS Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

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The 220-watt motor lets you mix anything with ease

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The snap-on storage case lets you store the mixer neatly together with all of the accessories

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3. BLACK+DECKER MX3200B 6-Speed Hand Mixer

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The BLACK+DECKER MX3200B 6-Speed Hand Mixer brings us a nice balance between power and lighter weight. This hand mixer is equipped with a powerful 250-watt motor, but it weighs only two pounds which makes it super easy to use and comfortable to handle. At the same time, the mixer is quite compact (although certainly not the smallest out there), measuring somewhere around 9 inches in length and 7 inches in width.

The design of the BLACK+DECKER MX3200B 6-Speed Hand Mixer is simple with no bells and whistles, but it still has pretty much everything you need. On the front of the unit there are large vents that make sure that the mixer doesn’t overheat.

There is also a dial (comfortably reachable while holding the mixer) that lets you adjust the speed of mixing to one of the 6 settings offered. Additionally, there is also a turbo button that activates the Power Boost Function which gives you maximum mixing power in no time.

Probably the best thing about BLACK+DECKER MX3200B 6-Speed Hand Mixer is how easy it is to use. As we have mentioned, the unit is pretty lightweight despite the powerful motor, weighing only two pounds.

Moreover, the design of the unit is quite functional, as it has a heel rest that allows the mixer to stand on the counter and also a bowl rest notch that allows you to rest the mixer on the side of the bowl.

Finally, this mixer comes with all the standard attachments included – you get two standard beaters, two dough hooks, and a whisk that are all dishwasher safe. As a bonus, you get a full-sized hard shell storage case that fits both the mixer unit and the attachments, thus making storing the mixer neatly much easier.

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The 250-watt motor is extremely powerful

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Includes a hard-shell storage case that fits both the mixer and the attachments

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What Is the Best Hand Mixer With a Bowl?

There are two basic types of mixers used in the kitchen: standing mixers and hand mixers. Those mixers that stand on the counter and have their own bowl attached are known as standing mixers, while the handheld ones are called hand mixers.

The standing mixers are generally more powerful and can handle the more extreme tasks, but they are also bulkier and you can not move them freely around. However, hand mixers are generally powerful enough for most everyday tasks too.

If you are looking for a mixer that can stand above the bowl when not in use, you might want to look for a hand mixer with the bowl rest feature. Mixers with this feature can rest on the side of the bowl, which can be really useful when you need to check the recipe or find the next ingredient to add.

4. Oster 270-Watt Hand Mixer with HEATSOFT Technology

Oster 270-Watt Hand Mixer with HEATSOFT Technology and Whisk, Dough Hooks, and Storage Case

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This hand mixer from Oster is another great mixer for everyday use. It is quite powerful and it’s equipped with all of the standard features one would expect to find in a good han mixer. But let’s cut right to the chase, and talk about what makes this mixer from Oster stand out among the others.

What we are talking about is the warming feature built into this mixer. Powered by Oster;s unique HeatSoft technology, this feature allows the mixer to gently blow warm air around the beaters to bring anything that you are mixing to room temperature quickly.

This feature was created specifically with warming up butter to room temperature in mind, but it can also work for other purposes, such as mixing up ingredients for a warm dip. However, it is really useful for warming up butter.

When making cookies and other baked goods, it is sometimes really important for the butter to be at the right temperature, but waiting for the butter to warm up can be really annoying. With the HeatSoft feature on this Oster mixer, you can take the butter right out of the fridge and start baking immediately!

The heating feature is optional, of course, so you can use it when mixing butter or other things you want at room temperature, and turn it off when you need to mix cold ingredients.

Oster 270-Watt Hand Mixer with HEATSOFT Technology and Whisk, Dough Hooks, and Storage Case
  • This hand mixer softens with heat while mixing, allowing you to bake at a moment's notice, with fluffier results than mixing with non-room temperature ingredients
  • Softens butter 12x faster* by using innovative HeatSoft technology to bring cold butter to room temperature quickly *Compared to leaving butter out on the counter for 30 minutes
  • This 270-watt mixer offers 7 speeds for versatility, and even gives you an extra burst of power when you need it with a one-touch boost at the touch of a button
  • Mixer comes equipped with durable full-size beaters, dough hooks, and a whisk, so you can tackle a variety of baking projects
  • The convenient one-touch beater eject lever lets you remove beaters without getting messy, so they can go straight into the dishwasher

Other than that, this mixer from Oster also has the most powerful motor from all of the mixers on our list (270 watts of power). There are 7 speed settings, which should be enough to always have the right speed, plus the Burst of Power button which brings the speed to maximum immediately when you need it.

In terms of accessories, you’ll get two beaters, two dough hooks, and a whisk, so you are pretty much ready to tackle any task. The only slight problem with this mixer is that it weighs almost 5 pounds, but if this is not a problem for you, it certainly makes up for it in terms of features and power.

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The HeatSoft technology allows you to bring ingredients to room temperature effortlessly

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The Burst of Power button gives you extra power when you need it with just one push of a button

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5. BLACK+DECKER MX1500W Lightweight Hand Mixer

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BLACK+DECKER remains consistent with their assortment of great hand mixer units also with this lightweight version. The BLACK+DECKER MX1500W Lightweight Hand Mixer is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a hand mixer that is comfortable and easy to use.

If you have given up hand mixers because they are too heavy and get your hands tired, you might want to give this one a try, as it’s incredibly easy to handle. This is no surprise, though, as the unit weighs only 1.1 pounds.

Not only this, but this lightweight hand mixer has a special ergonomic grip, that allows the mixer to sit comfortably in your hand. The unit also features a heel rest and a bowl rest, so it can stand upright on the counter, but also rest on the side of the bowl.

The unit is a little less than 9 inches high, and just short of 5 inches long. All in all, if you find standard hand mixers too heavy and uncomfortable for any reason, this lightweight mixer from BLACK+DECKER might be worth a try.

BLACK+DECKER MX1500W Lightweight Hand Mixer, Plastic, White
  • Professional-Style Beaters - The durable beaters work through all types of batters, sauces, and doughs. Removable for easy dishwasher cleaning
  • 5 Speeds + Power Boost
  • Comfort Grip - The lightweight mixer features an ergonomic grip for comfortable operation
  • Heel and Bowl Rest - The heel of the mixer is designed to rest upright on the counter or sit on the edge of the bowl
  • Dishwasher-Safe Parts

Now, since this mixer is so lightweight, one might wonder if it is powerful enough. With a 175-watt motor, this is not the most powerful mixer in the world, but sure enough it can handle most everyday uses. It has 5 speed settings complemented by a power boost button.

Finally, you only get one set of attachments with this unit, but these professional-style beaters really do work amazing, even for mixing cookie dough.

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This is the lightest hand mixer we have found, weighing only 1.1 pounds

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Even though it’s very lightweight, this mixer also provides a decent amount of power

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Very easy and comfortable to use

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What Is the Best Hand Mixer With Low Speed?

Probably the first thing everyone thinks about when thinking about a hand mixer is whipping creams or meringues, both of which require a high mixing speed. While every good hand mixer should be able to bring your whipped cream to perfection and beat egg whites to the highest degree of fluffiness, sometimes it’s also convenient to have a hand mixer that is capable of gently mixing in ingredients at a low speed.

In some recipes, especially when baking, it’s necessary to fold the ingredients together without mixing them too much, like when adding flour to wet ingredients to make cookies.

Hand mixing is always an option, of course, and these kinds of things are certainly doable with a whisk or a hand-cranked mixer, but it would surely be nice if your electric mixer could do this for you.

However, manufacturers of hand mixers don’t always pay attention to low speeds and the lowest speed setting can sometimes be surprisingly fast. Luckily, this is not always the case. The KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer (number one on our list of best mixers), actually has a really gentle lowest speed setting.

Moreover, low speed is also important for all kinds of recipes if you want to avoid splattering the ingredients around your kitchen. If you start mixing too fast, your cookie dough ingredients might end up all over the place.

This is why all the hand mixers on our list have the soft-start feature which means that the mixer will start slow and gradually increase the speed, no matter what setting you choose.

What Is the Best Hand Mixer for Baking?

If you are looking for a mixer especially for baking, one thing to keep in mind is what kind of textures you will be working with. Cookie dough and bread better, for example, require a lot of mixing power, and also preferably using dough hooks instead of the standard beaters.

On the other hand, you might also want your mixer to be able to start slowly, to prevent the ingredients for splattering. Having a low speed that is really low is also useful for those baking recipes that require mixing by hand.

When you don’t want to overmix your ingredients, a nice low setting on your hand mixer really comes in handy. For a hand mixer intended to be used for specifically for baking, we recommend the Cuisinart HM-90BCS Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer.

This hand mixer is capable of handling anything, from whipping up perfect meringues, to mixing cookie dough. It also includes a nice set of dough hooks and a whisk, so you’ll be ready for all kinds of tasks needed for baking.

What Is The Best Hand Mixer For Arthritis?

Although this might be something no one thinks about until they have to deal with it, a good hand mixer can be of great help for people with arthritis. While arthritis is commonly associated with old age it can, and in fact does, affect people of all ages, including even children. Symptoms of arthritis include joint pain and stiffness, and this can make many beautiful pastimes, such as baking, an unnecessarily difficult task.

To make baking a joy again for people with arthritis, it is necessary to find a mixer that is lightweight but powerful enough. For these purposes, we recommend the BLACK+DECKER MX1500W Lightweight Hand Mixer (number 5 on our list), as it is amazingly comfortable and offers the perfect mix between lightness and mixing power.

What Is the Best Hand Mixer for Baby Food?

More and more parents these days decide to make their own baby food these days. simply because it’s often the healthier and more cost-effective option than getting the jars from the store. You don’t have to worry about what kind of chemicals might be used to preserve the store-bought baby food, and you always know exactly what your baby is eating if you opt for making your own baby food.

If you have a good hand mixer at hand, making baby food also doesn’t have to be time-consuming. All you need to do is choose the veggies or other food you want to use and cook it until soft.

When making baby food, it’s important to remove all the large chunks and lumps, especially with young infants, because any large pieces of food might become a choking hazard for the baby.

While mashing the food by hand is always an option, it can be quite time-consuming and it can be hard and complicated to make larger amounts of baby food this way.

Luckily, any good hand mixer with a decent set of beaters (like any of the ones on our list) will allow you to whip a large batch of baby food into perfect smoothness in no time.

What Is the Best Hand Mixer With Attachments?

In terms of attachments, probably every hand mixer out there comes with the 2 standard beaters included. While beaters work fine for most tasks, sometimes having more attachments to choose from can make a real difference. Most mixers on our top 5 list actually also include a set of dough hooks and a whisk.

The dough hooks can really come in handy for mixing heavier doughs, and the whisk is the perfect attachment when you need to add fluffiness to anything, such as when mixing egg whites or making whipped cream.

If you are looking for a hand mixer with an assortment of attachments, we recommend the KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer. Besides the beaters, dough hooks, and whisk, this mixer also comes with a blending rod made specifically for mixing liquids.

All the attachments except the blending rod are made of stainless steel too, which means they last for ages and are safe to wash in the dishwasher.

Final Thoughts

What kind of mixer should you get? Overall, hand mixers tend to be less expensive than standing mixers, but we think they are also generally more versatile and user-friendly. Some of them, like the Oster 270-Watt Hand Mixer with HEATSOFT Technology, can also have really powerful motors that make allow them to handle the same tasks as any standing mixer.

On the other hand, if you don’t need a super powerful mixer, but want something comfortable and light instead, you might want to look at the BLACK+DECKER MX1500W Lightweight Hand Mixer, a unit that weighs only a little over 1 pound.

We hope this guide will help you find the hand mixer that is perfect for you.