Breville BHM800SIL Handy Mix Scraper Compact Hand Mixer, 9-Speed

Last updated date: August 21, 2020

DWYM Score
8.8

Breville BHM800SIL Handy Mix Scraper Compact Hand Mixer, 9-Speed

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Overall Take

Created with an ergonomic handle, this hand mixer is ideal for a full day of baking. The powerful mixer comes with nine speed settings and is even able to recalibrate itself to maintain the best speed for mixing your dough. A detachable storage container is also included to house all of the provided attachments. In our analysis of 80 expert reviews, the Breville Breville Handy Mix Compact Hand Mixer, 9-Speed placed 5th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Compact Hand Mixer for a detailed review of all the top compact hand mixers.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
698 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It was powerful enough to blend the thick cookie dough without straining, and its coated beaters helped keep all of the ingredients from climbing up the sides of the bowl.
- The New York Times
With the powerful 240- watt DC motor, high torque works even at low speeds, and quiet operation is guaranteed.
- Listamazing
It comes with quiet scrapers beaters which means it can get right to the bottom without making a racket.
- Two Kitchen Junkies
It has a light so you can see what you’re mixing properly
- Top Home Review
This nine-speed model is able to recognize which attachment you've inserted (beaters, dough hooks, or whisks) and automatically adjusts its speed to the optimal level for each task at-hand.
- Good Housekeeping
There is a storage case with clips to keep all your attachments, so nothing gets lost.
- AmaPerfect
The low speed is truly low
- A Guide Product
The best thing about the hand mixer is the fact that it doesn’t make a sound.
- DA Dong NY
What experts didn't like
Compared with most other mixers we considered, the Breville is expensive, and it doesn’t have as long of a warranty as our budget pick, the Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus.
- The New York Times
There is nothing to fault about the product, it is going to be a bit pricey for some.
- Two Kitchen Junkies
The rubber on the beaters comes off
- Top Home Review
The price is on the higher side, but you get what you pay for
- A Guide Product
The durability of scraper beaters may be a problem
- DA Dong NY

From The Manufacturer

Whether you’re whisking cream or kneading dough, the Handy Mix Scraper detects which attachment you’re using and automatically recalibrates to the perfect speed.

An Overview On Compact Hand Mixers

Stand mixers have their merits, but sometimes a counter-consuming behemoth is overkill. For quick jobs, tight quarters, or small hands, a compact hand mixer will perform the task nicely.

When shopping for a compact mixer, consider how you will likely use it. If you would like to have one on hand to whip up a cake mix or make some pancakes on occasion, a simple three-speed hand mixer will suffice. However, if you often find yourself whipping up everything from meringues to mashed potatoes, a mixer with multiple speeds and perhaps a power boost option will likely serve you better.

Attachments are another consideration. Many compact hand mixers simply include a set of beaters, which are excellent for basic mixing needs. On the other hand, you can find mixers that come with additional attachments, such as whisks and dough hooks. Again, your personal preferences will help you determine what is necessary.

Think about storage options, as well. If you have limited cabinet space in your kitchen, a compact hand mixer with its own case or with clips to hold the beaters will be easier to tuck away and to find when you need it.

Of course, the price of a compact mixer is also essential. Deciding on a budget before you begin shopping and then listing the features that matter most to you will help you make the best decision.

DWYM Fun Fact

Seventeenth-century European cooks mixed ingredients with wooden brushes, which at the time were bundles of birch twigs that had been soaked in a river to soften them until the bark peeled off easily. By the Victorian era, wire balloon whisks were widely used.

In 1884, inventor Willis Johnson patented the egg beater. The hand-cranked rotary beaters made mixing much less laborious.

An Ohio engineer invented the KitchenAid mixer; he registered the trademark in 1919.

The Compact Hand Mixer Buying Guide

  • Always turn off a hand mixer before inserting the beaters into a bowl containing ingredients to mix. Increase the speed one level at a time to avoid breaking the mixer, overbeating the batter, or making a mess of your kitchen.
  • Do not immerse a hand mixer in water. To clean it, remove the beater attachments and wash them as directed. Unplug the mixer to avoid electric shock and wipe carefully with a damp cloth where needed.
  • If your compact hand mixer includes multiple attachments, learn the functions of each to obtain the most value from them. For instance, beaters are best for mixing ingredients with a normal to dense consistency, such as batter or mashed potatoes. Dough hooks are best for kneading bread. A whisk attachment provides aeration to whip wet ingredients, such as eggs or cream.
  • Avoid messes when mixing by poking the beaters through a sheet of wax paper before inserting them into the mixer. The paper will contain splatters keeping you and your countertops clean. This is especially useful when your child wants to help in the kitchen.
  • Always supervise children using a hand mixer to avoid damage to the appliance as well as injury to the child.