Hamilton Beach Electric Hand Mixer with Storage, 6-Speed
Last updated date: March 20, 2020
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Six speeds and a QuickBurst button for extra power when needed make this mixer ideal for every kitchen job. The mixer has built-in grooves that allow you to rest it on the bowl to avoid drips and messes. The storage case snaps on, holding the cord as well as the blender and whisk attachments. In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer with Storage, 6-Speed placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
Whip up an airy meringue or decadent cake with the Hamilton Beach hand mixer. This versatile mixer is your go-to appliance for mixing, whisking, and folding with 250W of peak power. A built-in bowl rest makes it easier to set the mixer down when adding ingredients. The mixer has six speeds, including quick burst function for additional power at any speed. The Hamilton Beach hand mixer is not just about performance it’s also designed for easy storage. A convenient Snap-On case keeps attachments together, so you don't have to search for them Each time you need them. Includes traditional beaters and whisk.
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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.
DYWM 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.