VonShef 250-Watt Electric Compact Hand Mixer Whisk, 5-Speed

Last updated date: August 21, 2020

DWYM Score
8.3

VonShef 250-Watt Electric Compact Hand Mixer Whisk, 5-Speed

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Overall Take

This five-speed hand mixer also includes five attachments. With two beaters, two dough hooks and a balloon whisk attachment, you can mix, whip or knead. All attachments are dishwasher-safe, and the mixer is easy to clean. In our analysis of 76 expert reviews, the VonShef VonShef Electric Compact Hand Mixer Whisk, 5-Speed placed 14th 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
8.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
1,324 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Combines a lightweight design with an impressive feature set that includes balloon whisk, dough hooks, and turbo button. Mid-range price.
- BestReviews
The VonShef red hand mixer is a good go-to for anyone looking to add a little style to their appliance selection in the form of a versatile, lightweight hand mixer. This budget-friendly mixer has a 250-watt motor, five different speed settings, and a Turbo setting, to help you get through even the thickest of batter. It comes with one electric hand whisk, two beaters, two dough hooks and one balloon whisk—all of which are dishwasher safe. Plus, its sleek, red and silver design will look super nice in your kitchen.
- Mashable
The improved speed settings are all thumb operated, meaning the device is easy and convenient to use for you. The VonShef Electric Hand Mixer Whisk also benefits from a compact and lightweight design that allows you to transport it easily. All of the accessories included with the hand mixer are all dishwashers safe and easy to clean, leaving you more time to bake and less time scrubbing.
- My Classy Kitchen
If you don’t want to spend much cash on a hand mixer, but you don’t want it to look like you haven’t, then strike a happy balance with this mixer from VonShef. It might cost you less than many other hand mixers on the market, but it doesn’t look like it. It’s all about style.
- Top Home Review
What experts didn't like
Attachments feel a bit flimsy, and the low speed has very little power.
- BestReviews
The lowest speed is too fast. The beaters are flimsy and thin. The plastic casing is cheap.
- Top Home Review

From The Manufacturer

Features: -Electric hand mixer with a 250W motor and turbo setting you can whisk, mix and knead to bake and cook. -Set includes 1 electric hand whisk, 2 beaters, 2 dough hooks and 1 balloon whisk. -5 different speed settings, turbo function and ejection button. The improved speed settings are all thumb operated, meaning the device is easy and convenient to use. -Comes with attachments. Product Type: -Hand mixer. Color: -Red. Material: -Stainless Steel. Generic Specifications: -All of the accessories included with the hand mixer are all dishwasher safe and easy to clean.

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.