An electric hand mixer is a great kitchen gadget for the basic, shorter tasks. If you are whisking eggs, beating cake batter or whipping cream a hand mixer is prefect and you should definitely have one in your life. They take up very little space, are quick and easy to use and clean, and within most people’s budget. You can buy a hand mixer from around £10 if you go for a basic model, but prices can go up to £100 or more for a high end mixer such as .
Here are our recommendations, if you do more than basic baking jobs you might want to look at our post on Stand Mixers.
Best hand mixer design
With multiple speeds and 3 types of attachment (most only have 2), the Dualit 89300 will not disappoint. Whether you need to whisk egg whites, knead dough or create the perfect pudding batter, this powerful mixer will be perfect for the job. It is also cleverly designed with retractable cord and integral plug storage, making this easy to store in a cupboard or even on your work surface.
- 4 speed settings
- Strong grip handle
- Beater ejector button
- Includes flat beaters, dough hooks and balloon whisk
- Integral Plug Storage
- Chrome or Gloss finish
- Repairable gears
- Powerful 400W motor
The beaters can be a bit tricky to insert but a small twist and they are much easier. Overall the Dualit 89300 hand mixer is a solid, durable product and with Dualit’s style and quality one that is a must for any aspiring baker. Available in 3 colours from
Best high end hand mixer
This kMix hand mixer has a 350W Motor for effortless food preparation, mixing and beating. 5 speeds + pulse gives you total control and is powerful enough to cope with most tasks. It comes with both stainless steel dough hooks and beaters for whipping up cream or kneading pastry dough. The body is die cast metal weighing 1.62kg so feels robust and heavy duty but can feel a little heavy in use.
To make storage easier the kMix HMX750BK has an onboard cord storage unit and a stand to keep everything neat and tidy.
Best budget hand mixer
The Russell Hobbs Desire Hand Mixer has 300 watts of power and a choice of chrome beaters or dough hooks. Allowing you to help you mix up super soft cake mixes or take the hard work out of making bread. There is a choice of 5 speed setings and a turbo function so that you can adjust the mixing speed that suits your ingredients. The beaters and dough hooks are easily detached with an eject button and the plastic housing simply wipes clean.
Lack storage space doesn’t need to be an issue either with this Russell Hobbs Desire. The clever design allows it to stand on its base and can easily be popped into a kitchen cupboard leaving your kitchen neat and tidy.
You many have noticed we have missed out the KitchenAid Hand Mixer. It boasts 9 speed settings, 4 included attachments and a weight of only 1.1kg but if you’re a fan of the iconic KitchenAid brand then I would skip the hand mixer and invest instead in a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.