Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing.
We’ve covered a whole cabinet’s worth of kitchen appliances, including a life-changing immersion blender, the tiny stand mixer that could, and highly approved juicers and blenders on Amazon, now we’ve gotten into the fray and rounded up the best hand mixers on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
Best hand mixer with built-in storage case
“You have a stand mixer?! That’s so 1990s … Why would you have something taking up precious countertop space when you can have something that’s way lighter, easily stows away to declutter your kitchen, and is just as useful? Unless you’re using a mixer multiple times a week, this is THE best option out there. I use it on stiff bread dough, whipped cream, cakes, etc.”
Best nine-speed hand mixer
“I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this hand mixer. I have a KitchenAid Pro Stand Mixer and hate hauling it out for small jobs. I have five hand mixers and they all went into the trash after the first time I used this one!! I have used it for pretty much everything I would have done with my stand mixer, and the only time I changed over to the stand mixer was for a heavy bread dough that was too bulky for the hand mixer. I have used all speeds and make sauces, cakes, brownies, breads, muffins, rolls … I used it every day. It is the best appliance I have purchased in years.”
Quietest hand mixer
“Even though the reviews stated how quiet it was, I was still amazed! It is very quiet, not too heavy, easy to handle, beaters insert and eject easily, and does an excellent job of mixing my cake and muffin batters. I have arthritis, especially in my hands and wrists. I was concerned that this mixer would be too heavy or awkward and I would have difficulty using it. Not at all. This is a great, inexpensive hand mixer.”
Best stainless-steel hand mixer
“I absolutely love this mixer! It’s sturdy, relatively quiet, and not too heavy. I can slow it down — unlike my cheap little mixer I got for light beating — so the cream doesn’t go all over the place. I have a large KitchenAid mixer that’s amazing but annoying to haul out. This is strong enough to deal with almost anything the big one can. You won’t be sorry if you buy this.”
Best lightweight hand mixer under $20
“This is my first hand mixer for my home, and comparing it to the one I used at my mother’s house that was a bit more expensive, I really can’t tell much of a difference! It has power and I’m not afraid of it dying out on me anytime soon. Since I never work out, my arms are pretty weak and have a hard time holding things up for extended periods of time — so it being lightweight is definitely noodle-arm friendly.”
Best hand mixer with multiple attachments
“My old B&D hand mixer that I bought in the 1970s finally died, so I bought a new one and just used it to make cupcakes. The extra attachments and storage box are perfect to keep everything together. Here’s to the next 35 years of mixing, whisking, whipping, and baking.”
Best feature-filled hand mixer
“Been using this for about a month for cookie dough, cake batter, and egg whites and so far, I love it. Best hand mixer I’ve ever owned. Nice and quiet motor, solid build quality, and great features that truly make it easier to use than other mixers. I love the pause feature, so you don’t lose your timer and settings when you just need to set it down for a moment. The silicone-coated beaters are great. You don’t have to stop and scrape down your bowl while mixing — just at the end. I thought they might be a gimmick, but they totally work.”
Best hand mixer with timer
“I had no idea a digital hand mixer even existed and that’s sad because I’m pretty into kitchen gadgets. I was excited to try this one, though it appears intimidating a bit, but I look for any excuse to use it, it’s just fun to operate. I like the pause feature that allows me to toss in more chips or add ingredients. It’s very user-friendly, one-hand control for the pause switch and timer. This mixer has made teaching my children how to bake a little easier. Because of that timer, they’ll never have to guess or be short a few strokes.”
Best hand blender with whisk
“For using to blend soups, mayonnaise, tomato paste, and basic smoothies, this hand blender is an excellent choice. It can also be used to make soap and lotions. It comes with a cup that is nice for quick smoothies and mayonnaise, a decent mini–food chopper, and an excellent whisk for eggs and cream. Although this is not designed to replace an actual tabletop blender and food processor, it is a great tool for small food prep, and those who live alone.”
Best egg beater
“For years I dreaded hand-washing the old hand egg beater because the flat surfaces on the beater seemed to hold the egg or other gunk, especially when I did not wash it right away. It always seemed a germy situation, if you know what I mean. Then I saw this on Amazon! OMGoodness, beaters that look like the ones from my handheld electric mixer that can easily be removed and popped in the dishwasher. Who would’ve thought the old classic could see such innovation?”
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