10 Best Hand Mixers In 2018 – Top Rated Handheld Mixers

If you are looking for the best hand mixer in 2018, there are some that you can buy that are small, convenient, affordable and come with multiple helpful features. If you haven’t bought a new mixer in years, you would be surprised at what these kitchen appliance manufacturers have in store for curious customers. For this review, we will look at ten hand mixers from companies such as Cuisinart, Breville and and Hamilton Beach.

10 Best Hand Mixers - Comparisons

10 Best Hand Mixers - Reviews

1. Breville BHM800SIL Handy Mix Scraper Hand Mixer

Breville, known for their amazing blenders, also have a great hand mixer to offer consumers, the BHM800SIL. This hand mixer comes in a nice silver color. It weighs four pounds. This hand mixer comes with a pair of beaters, whisks and dough hooks.

This hand mixer can detect what you attach to it, whether it be egg beaters or whisks. This is due to it’s IQ intuitive interface. On the interface, in the form of an LED screen on top, it will display how much time is remaining that you set it to, and you can even pause this time if needed.

The BHM800SIL is very quiet, and while it comes with a 240-watt motor and high torque, the mizer doesn’t spin attachments as fast. Whether or not this is a good thing is up to the homeowner, but you usually don’t need the beater to perform at supersonic speeds.

It also helps that the beaters included with this hand mixer have rubber coating. This ensures that they will mix content in rubber bowls thoroughly, and the clanking will not limit it to a degree.

This hand mixer also comes with a light for you to be able to read recipes, so as you are mixing inside of a bowl, you will know what ingredients to include during the process and when.

The BHM800SIL and all that it comes with can also be neatly stored inside of a kitchen cabinet. The cord it especially easy to handle and does not get in your way when you are baking.

There are honestly no faults to be had with this hand mixer. It is quite on the expensive side for looking like just an ordinary hand mixer. We cannot necessarily say that it’s a real negative, as it really is worth the investment.

Pros

  • Comes with beaters, whisks and dough hooks.
  • Can mix with beaters thoroughly.
  • Has a digital timer with pause feature.
  • Has a light for reading recipes.
  • Is quiet when running.

Cons

  • Is on the expensive side.

2. KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer

Kitchenaid has a hand mixer that is paired with some useful features. It weighs just 2 pounds, making it a very light appliance. The KHM926CU comes with one whisk, two dough hooks, one blending rod and a storage bag. The colors that it comes in include white, black, silver, matte red and glossy red.

The main feature of the KHM926CU is that it comes in nine speeds. Speed one is for chunky ingredients and recipes where you stir slowly. All the other speeds in between are for mashed potatoes, creams and picky recipes that call for specific settings. Speed nine is for stirring meringue. It tells you which speed it is currently set to with a digital bar on the interface.

You often get an issue with hand mixing that involves splatters right as you start it up or submerge the beaters into the ingredients for the first time. This is not the case with the KHM926CU, as it comes with a “soft start” feature. When you turn it on, it will start at speed one, and shortly thereafter, it will work its way up to the speed you have set it to, so that there is no mess anywhere.

The cord can be locked on either the right or left side of the hand mixer, so that it does not get in the way as you are mixing. The attachments on this hand mixer can be easily ejected with just a tap of a button.

The caveat to this hand mixer is that it doesn’t mix like a stable appliance. The beaters are known to shake and wobble when this is being used, and while this mixer still does a great job, many homeowners would like a hand mixer that is a little bit more beefy, for lack of a better term.

Pros

  • Comes in five different colors.
  • Operates in one of nine speeds.
  • Starts slowly to prevent splattering.
  • Is very light in weight.
  • Comes with beaters, whisks and dough hooks.

Cons

  • Beaters wobble during use.

3. Cuisinart Power Advantage 5-Speed Hand Mixer

Cuisinart is another big player in the kitchen appliance world. Their 5-Speed hand mixer comes in three colors: Red, white or turquoise. The hand mixer weighs 4.8 pounds, and it comes with beaters, a whisk, dough hooks, a recipe book, a hand spatula and a storage case.

Unlike the Kitchenaid hand mixer that comes with nine speeds, this hand mixer has five. It makes mixing ingredients easily and you can pick the right speed for what you want to blend, whether it is creamy, chunky, or anything in between. The attachments eject easily with the push of a button.

With 220 watts of power, you get a lot of torque for this hand mixer, making mixing at any speed effective. It is a surprisingly quiet hand mixer as well; ot the quietest mixer on the market, but one that does not bother most homeowners.

Smooth Start allows homeowners to start the hand mixer slowly and then speed up to the desired setting so that the mixture doesn’t splatter at the start.

All parts of this hand mixer are BPA-free, which is safe for food preparation and baking. Being BPA-free ensure that your end product does not have a plastic taste to it.

The cord can be locked to either the left or right side of the hand mixer. Everything stores neatly inside your cabinet.

The downside to this hand mixer is that it does not mix that fast at the fastest speed setting. For select recipes, you may need a very fast speed, and this hand mixer might not deliver in this regard.

Pros

  • Comes with beaters, whisks and dough hooks.
  • BPA-free parts.
  • Operates in one of five speeds.
  • Starts slowly to prevent splattering.
  • Is quiet when running.

Cons

  • Does not have a fast speed setting.

4. Cuisinart HM-90BCS Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer

Cuisinart’s hand mixer also comes in a nine-speed version. It weighs 4.3 pounds, which is slightly lighter than the other hand mixer. It comes with beaters, a whisk, dough hooks, a hand spatula, a storage case and a recipe book. The colors that this mixer come in are silver and white.

This Cuisinart hand mixer comes with all the perks that the other hand mixer from Cuisinart has; it contains BPA-free parts, it comes with a quiet 220-watt motor, everything can be stored easily, and it comes with a SmoothStart feature, so that there is no messy experience at the start.

The 90BCS can go at speeds that the other hand mixer cannot. If you need to beat batter quickly, this hand mixer can accomplish it. The speed can be adjusted with an LED screen at the top.

Not only is it slightly lighter than the previous Cuisinart hand mixer, but it is slightly smaller as well. Smaller hand mixers are more portable, and of course, there is slightly less equipment for you to wave over your mixing bowl.

The one flaw that this hand mixer has is that there is no real distinction between the nine speeds. Some of the adjacent speed settings perform very similarly, and this can really confuse homeowners that know how fast they need to beat their batter, but aren’t sure which setting to use with the 90BCS.

Pros

  • Comes with beaters, whisks and dough hooks.
  • BPA-free parts.
  • Operates in one of nine speeds.
  • Starts slowly to prevent splattering.
  • Is quiet when running.

Cons

  • No real distinction between speeds.

5. KRUPS GN4925 Quiet 10 Speed Hand Mixer

KRUPS GN4925 Quiet 10 Speed Hand Mixer

Compared to Cuisinart, Kitchenaid or Breville, Krups is not that well known of a kitchen appliance company. Their hand mixer comes in ten speeds, has a beautiful, red body and it weighs 4.1 pounds. This hand mixer also comes with beaters, a whisk and dough hooks.

The GN4925 has ten different speeds. You can tell which speed you set it to with a digital interface at the top of the mixer. There is also a turbo boost button, so that you can give your attachment an short burst of speed if you need to.

We don’t know the wattage of this hand mixer, but it is surprisingly quiet when it runs. You can run this hand mixer on the highest of speeds and still have a clear conversation with another person in the kitchen.

The beaters that it come with are coated in silicon. This ensures the beaters to mix thoroughly and not be limited by the edges of your mixing bowl. All attachments are dishwasher safe and clean easily.

There is no special slow start feature with the GN4925, but the ergonomic interface allows you to start slowly, and then pick up speed as you are in the middle of mixing, without having to pause or stop your mix.

Everything about this lesser known hand mixer is good, until you get to using the whisk. Their whisks are known to break. If you often rely on using a whisk with your hand mixer, you will not be pleased if it decides to crack.

Pros

  • Comes with beaters, whisks and dough hooks.
  • Operates in one of ten speeds.
  • Starts slowly to prevent splattering.
  • Is quiet when running.
  • Comes with a turbo button.

Cons

  • Whisk can easily break.
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6. Oster FPSTHM2578 6-Speed Retractable Cord Hand Mixer

Oster’s FPSTHM2578 mizer looks very beautiful. It has a matte black body with a light grey trim. It weighs four pounds, and comes with two beaters and a whisk; no dough hooks.

This hand mixer comes in six different speeds, so that you can mix chunky or smooth ingredients as intended. This hand mixer does feature a slow startup as well, so that nothing will splatter when you begin mixing.

There is also a turbo button on the FPS, so if you need a short burst of speed for your mixing, you can do so with just a push of this button.

The FPS also comes with a 250-watt motor, which houses a lot of power and torque. All of your ingredients are sure to be blended evenly.

The cord on the FPS retracts, making it a step up from all the other hand mixers with cords that need to lock in place somewhere. Simply pull out or in the cord when you need to without worrying about it getting in the way.

The retractable cord, however, is very fragile. Pull it too hard, and you will hear an unpleasant sound, and it will never roll back into the hand mixer. Another problem that this mixer has is that it can be rather big and bulky to use, so some users will not enjoy maneuvering this appliance over their mixing bowl.

Pros

  • Has a beautiful design.
  • Has a retractable cord.
  • Operates in one of ten speeds.
  • Starts slowly to prevent splattering.
  • Comes with a turbo button.

Cons

  • Is fairly large.
  • Cord can break easily.

7. Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Hand Mixer

Hamilton Beach’s hand mixer has a nice design to it. It is matte grey with stainless steel panelling. It comes with a couple of beaters, a couple of dough hooks, one whisk and a storage case. It weighs 4.1 pounds.

Hamilton Beach’s hand mixer has six unique speed settings, for beating dough, batter, egg whites or anything else, there is a great speed to go with it. There are 300 watts of startup power inside the motor.

There is a turbo button on this hand mixer, known as the “quickburst” button. If you need extra oomph once in a while, push this button while mixing to do just that.

One unique feature that this mixer has is the bowl rest. It’s a lip on the bottom side of the mixer that allows it to sit on the bowl without the bowl falling over. We are not really sure how useful this feature is, since you will need a bowl with the right size and lip shape in order to work properly.

With the storage case, the hand mixer and all its attachments store easily. It is also luggage friendly, so you can take it with you as you travel.

This hand mixer has a grip made of rubber, so when you hold up, you feel comfort and relaxation. It is even ergonomically designed so you have a great place for your index finger to go as you are holding it.

It is one thing to have a lot of power, but in order for the motor to work well, that power must be stable and maintained. If you run this hand mixer for a period of time, you will definitely feel it overheat and start to smell. For this reason, we only recommend buying this mixer if you are an infrequent, occasional baker.

Pros

  • Has a comfortable rubber grip.
  • Has a beautiful design.
  • Operates in one of six speeds.
  • Comes with a turbo button.
  • Has a powerful motor.
  • Comes with beaters, whisks and dough hooks.

Cons

  • Motor will heat up and start to smell.

8. Homeleader Smart Stick 3-Speed Hand Blender

Homeleader’s hand mixer is not really a mixed, but a hand blender. If you are into mixing fruits more than you do beating batter, this is a product that you can consider. This blender weighs 3.7 pounds, and comes with two beaters, a mixing bowl and a measuring cup. To say the least, this hand blender definitely has an unorthodox look to it.

This blender can blend, fruit, meat, egg and flour with one of three different speeds. You can blend, mix, puree, chop and whip. In less than 30 seconds, it can work ingredients inside of its proprietary cup and blend them all out smoothly.

These are three speeds available on this blender: high, medium and low. Hold one of the three buttons to get a different speed, and release the button to turn it off. At 400 watts of power, this blender works incredibly well to mix ingredients together.

There are some obvious limitations to this blender. You should only blend inside the 21-ounce cup that it comes with. You will not be able to blend inside of a large mixing bowl, like the other hand mixers are able to do. If you use this for cooking, you will only have enough batter for one or two cookies at a time.

Pros

  • Operates in one of three speeds.
  • Has a powerful motor.

Cons

  • Can only mix in a 21-ounce cup.

9. Hamilton Beach 62620 6-Speed Hand Mixer

The second of two Hamilton beach hand mixers has a glassy black body with a chrome trim. This mixer is also available in blue, green and purple, but we prefer black as the best color. It weighs 3.4 pounds. This hand mixer comes with two beaters, two dough hooks, a whisk, a milkshake mixer and a storage case.

There are a total of six speeds to this hand mixer. The slowest speed goes very slow, while the fastest speed is blazing fast. On the slowest speed, you can also use a pulse function. Even at the slowest speeds, hard ingredients can fly all over the place, and the pulse helps to mitigate this problem.

This mixer has 290 watts of power. There is also a burst button you can press for an added boost of torque when you need it.

The 62620 also comes with a bowl rest, so that you do not have to sit the mixer on the counter at a point in time. This way, any particles that comes from the bowl stay in the bowl. All the the attachments that come with this hand mixer are easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

The one problem we had with this hand mixer was the noise. It is very loud, and while it does have a powerful motor, things could have been done to suppress its volume. It sounds like a jackhammer in your kitchen, for lack of a better comparison.

Pros

  • Comes with beaters, whisks and dough hooks.
  • Operates in one of six speeds.
  • Has a powerful motor.
  • Comes with a turbo button.
  • Available in four different colors.

Cons

  • Motor is very noisy.

10. Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Classic Hand Mixer

The third hand mixer from Hamilton Beach has a classic look to it. It has a black body with stainless steel siding. It looks like an old-fashioned item, but definitely not in a bad way by any means. It weighs 4.3 pounds and comes with two beaters, two wire beaters and a whisk.

Like the previous Hamilton Beach hand mixer, this one comes with 290 watts of power, making mixing easy and effortless. This hand mixer also has six different speed settings, so that you can mix at speeds from slow to lightning fast. The “quickburst” button is also present, where you can add muscle in your mixes when you need to.

The bowl rest feature is also present in this model, making it so that you do not have to place your hand mixer on your perfectly clean kitchen counter.

Some consumers argue that the slowest speed setting, however, is not slow enough. At the slowest speed, splatters are still expected, and unfortunately nothing can be done to resolve this dilemma.

Pros

  • Comes with beaters, whisks and dough hooks.
  • Operates in one of six speeds.
  • Has a powerful motor.
  • Comes with a turbo button.
  • Has a beautiful design.

Cons

  • Mixes way too fast for some users.

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Final Verdict 

The hand mixer that we declare the best one to buy is the KRUPS GN4925 Quiet 10 Speed Hand Mixer.

This is a nice hand mixer that does not have any uneccesary glitz or glamour; it does what it is supposed to do very well. It is priced decently, you can make adjustments on the fly easily and there are things that you can do to give yourself an easy and mess free experience.

Beware of the whisk, however. They may not be used as frequently as its beaters, but if you love to whisk using a hand mixer, it is not the best whisk. Everything else, however, is superb with the GN4925.

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