12 Best Inexpensive Mixers – Rating 2022

12 best inexpensive mixers - Rating 2022

Despite the seeming “high-tech”, the kitchen mixer is actually an unexpectedly old invention that has gone through quite a few transformations throughout its history. Initially, it was not the most affordable thing, the models were made large and were very expensive. Now the situation is radically different, and even inexpensive models are presented in the widest range.

The editors of Expertology magazine decided to help you with a confident choice of the right model. Our experts have analyzed the European market of household appliances in the second half of 2020, and have selected for you the 12 best inexpensive mixers.

How to choose an inexpensive mixer

To assess the quality and consumer characteristics of mixers, our specialists were guided by the high standards of foreign and domestic researchers and test enthusiasts, and also conducted their own bench tests of individual models. We also took into account the recommendations for choosing, formulated by a respected American consumer organization
Consumer Union.

We also took into account certain important points that our Western colleagues from
BBC Good Food. Based on the results of a large-scale study, we have developed a number of practical recommendations for choosing and evaluating the quality of a stationary or hand mixer.

When choosing a stand mixer, CR experts recommend considering the following two factors in the first place:

    1. for what type of test and products you plan to use the device;

 

    1. how much mixer storage space do you have in your kitchen.

 

If you have to knead a lot of thick dough, then you should choose a stationary mixer, which has a fairly large weight. These devices have powerful motors, a solid body and many accessories, and the legs have suction cups on the legs. The recommended weight of a stand mixer is between 4 and 10 kg – the stand mixer should not be too light.

Regarding storage, most stand mixers have a tilt head that lifts up to expose the mixing bowl. When the device is assembled for use, such a mixer will require a certain height space. Therefore, if the device is used next to the upper cabinets, it needs enough space.

The Consumers Union Laboratories conducted tests on the preparation of the chocolate chip cookie mix to check the quality of the mix. The dough for chocolate chip cookies is quite thick on its own, and to test for even mixing, testers added blue and yellow food coloring. After that, the time it took the mixer to get a solid green color was calculated. In another test, the time spent whipping heavy cream before the formation of air peaks was calculated.

BBC Good Food experts advise when choosing a hand mixer pay attention to the fact that it can be easily held in the hand for a few minutes of whipping. This point may seem obvious, but in practice it turns out that many people make the mistake of buying an inexpensive but heavy mixer. The mixer is considered to be the most convenient and effective if it is possible to simultaneously hold it and change the speed setting with only one working hand.

The BBC Good Food team also did some testing where each mixer was used to beat 100g of egg whites to firm peaks using beaters. After that, the time for which the eggs were beaten, the final volume, the thickness of the foam, the size and regularity of the bubbles were noted.

The second test consisted of mixing 200 ml of double cream with a whisk. It takes a lot of effort to get soft, fluffy buttercream, so the test models were deliberately brought to overheating and even to uncharacteristic sounds from the motor.

In the third test, each mixer was used to knead a dough made from 250 g of flour. There, the emphasis was placed on determining the power, reliability of attachments and ease of operation.

Expertology specialists conducted their own analysis of the models that passed the preliminary selection, and comparing the results with the experience of Western colleagues, formed a selection of the most efficient low-cost models.

Rating of the best inexpensive mixers

The 6 Best Inexpensive Hand Mixers

Hand mixers are the most compact, but also the least powerful. For the most part, in such models, the power consumption of the motor does not exceed 350 watts. Using these devices, you can whip products in various containers, it is desirable that the walls of the bowl are high, this will prevent the ingredients from splashing. Manual models are most often equipped with two types of nozzles. One type of nozzle is used for whipping liquid substances, and the other type for mixing thick ingredients. You can also find devices that come with an additional nozzle, with which an ordinary hand mixer will become a full-fledged blender.

The advantage of manual models:

    1. predominantly low price;

 

    1. device mobility;

 

    1. minimum dimensions.

 

Zigmund&Shtain ZHM-150

Rating: 4.5

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Although the brand name is associated with Germany, Zigmund & Shtain small household appliances are made in China. The ZHM-150 is a fairly efficient hand mixer with a body made of high-quality impact-resistant ABS plastic. The device is resistant to moisture, food acids, detergents, scratches and dirt. Manufacturers have worked on the design of this mixer with high quality, making it in a classic, even partly retro style.

This model is designed for whipping, kneading various products and quick preparation of a small amount of dough. The device is equipped with a reliable 600 W electric motor. The impressive torque is quite enough for the vigorous rotation of the nozzles when kneading viscous products. The ergonomic shape of the handle and the low weight of the mixer at 900 grams do not cause premature hand fatigue during use.

From the review of a Walmart user with the “Verified user” status: “The ventilation grille is maximally protected from flour, cinnamon, and other dust. The flat back of the cabinet allows the mixer to be placed vertically.”

On the body of the mixer there is a button that provides easy removal and installation of metal nozzles, as well as their secure fixation during operation. The ZHM-150 model is equipped with two types of alloy steel nozzles:

    1. turbo beaters with flat edges – used for whipping cream, proteins and omelet mixtures. They are also useful for making batter;

 

    1. hooks – useful when kneading dough, minced meat and vegetables.

 

The device is equipped with 6 nozzle speed modes, as well as Turbo mode, in which the motor accelerates the rotation of the nozzles to maximum speeds, which allows you to thoroughly beat any liquids until smooth. To prevent the motor from failing during prolonged operation with a high load, manufacturers have installed a reliable protective system that turns off the power when overheated.

Advantages

    • stylish design;

 

    • impact-resistant case;

 

    • moisture resistance;

 

    • overheat protection;

 

    • Turbo mode;

 

    • 6 speeds;

 

    • powerful motor.

 

Flaws

    • relatively slippery handle.

 

Gorenje M400ORAW

Rating: 4.6

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The country of origin of the device is Slovenia. Stylish, reliable and highly productive hand mixer with an elegant body made of ABS plastic. This model from a well-known brand attracts with a minimalist design that resembles a thermal mug. This device is designed for efficient whipping and kneading of various products, as well as quick preparation of a small amount of dough.

The mixer is equipped with a 400 W DC electric motor, and the torque is enough to efficiently rotate the nozzles even when working with viscous ingredients. There are 5 modes for adjusting the rotation speed of the nozzles. And due to the noise reduction system, the device can be used in Turbo mode without fear of disturbing the household.

From the review of a Walmart user with the status “Verified user”: “Powerful mixer. The second speed is enough to beat egg whites. Runs quietly even at maximum speed.

The M400 submersible mixer is equipped with two types of nozzles, which are made of alloy steel:

    1. a pair of whisks – used for whipping proteins, cream and omelettes. They are effective for making batter for pancakes, muffins, waffles;

 

    1. a pair of hooks – useful when kneading dough for cookies, dumplings, pasta, mixing minced meat.

 

All nozzles of this model are quite long, which is considered a definite plus when mixing a large number of ingredients in deep bowls.

In addition to the unusual design, the device is also easy to use. The buttons on the body do not protrude and are easy to press, and the flat bottom allows you to put the mixer evenly on the surface during breaks. The ergonomic shape of the mixer handle and the low weight of 1.3 kg do not cause fatigue in the hand when using this model. The power cord, however, the mixer is short – only one meter.

Advantages

    • light weight;

 

    • ease of use;

 

    • Turbo mode;

 

    • long nozzles;

 

    • noise reduction system.

 

Flaws

    • short power cord.

 

Bosch MFQ 4020

Rating: 4.7

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The country of origin of the device is Germany. This is a compact and highly versatile hand mixer equipped with a 450 W electric motor and a noise reduction system.

The MFQ 4020 model is equipped with 5 nozzle speeds, and the power control is located on the mixer so that it can be switched with the thumb of the working hand. This model is equipped with a pulse mode, which is loved by many housewives, with which you can easily handle even the most dense products. Unlike Turbo, pulse mode allows the motor to start at minimum speed with a gradual increase in speed. The undoubted advantage of this mode is the long-term operation of the engine without overheating.

From the review of a verified user on the IRecommend service: “The model turned out to be very quiet – there is a small child in the house and he practically does not react to him when the mixer is running.”

This model comes with two types of metal nozzles:

    1. whisks – for whipping liquid ingredients, such as cream or eggs;

 

    1. hooks – used for kneading thick dough.

 

The Bosch MFQ 4020 mixer is famous for its Fine Creamer whisks, which, due to their non-standard shape, perfectly beat and mix any liquid ingredients. Each whisk is equipped with four unique balls. To replace the nozzles, a separate button is displayed, which disconnects them only when the device is turned off – a plus for operational safety. The nozzles are made of stainless steel, so they can be safely washed under water.

The mixer also has the ability to connect a stainless steel leg attachment, which significantly expands its capabilities, namely, making it a full-fledged blender. If desired, you can also use a measuring cup made specifically for this series. Blender attachment and container sold separately.

The body of the mixer is made of durable plastic with SoftTouch coating. The handle of this model is rubberized and does not close with the body, due to which it is very convenient to hold the device. The cord has a latch that allows you to easily attach it to the body, and the nozzles are quickly removed, so the mixer can be easily disassembled and put into a box if you rarely use it.

Advantages

    • powerful motor;

 

    • Softtouch coating;

 

    • Fine Creamer whisks;

 

    • pulse mode;

 

    • quiet work;

 

    • can be used as a blender (nozzle sold separately);

 

Flaws

    • you need to purchase a separate nozzle-leg.

 

Braun MultiMix HM 3000

Rating: 4.7

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The country of origin of the device is Germany. This classic hand mixer has a remarkable key feature – 450 W of power, which allows you to solve many culinary issues many times faster than other mixers in the same price segment.

The device is equipped with five modes of rotation speed of the nozzles, and the Turbo mode is also turned on separately, in which the motor accelerates the rotation of the nozzles to maximum speeds for a short time, which allows you to thoroughly whip any liquids to a homogeneous state. There is no noise reduction system in the device, but if you do not turn on the maximum mode, the noise will not be too uncomfortable.

This model is notable for the presence of several proprietary technologies from Braun manufacturers:

    1. ComfortClick – a system for quickly and comfortably detaching attachments from the device;

 

    1. EasyClick – a system for fast and at the same time smooth gear shifting;

 

    1. SmartMix – based on the vertical position of the motor, which correctly distributes the weight of the device by directing it to the bowl, and not to the hand.

 

From the review of a Walmart user with the status “Verified user”: “A convenient smooth power relay button that switches with a slight click and does not deteriorate over time.”

The set of the device includes two types of classic nozzles made of alloy steel: whisks for beating and hooks for kneading dough. The body of the device is made of plastic, which facilitates the design, which weighs only 900 grams. The handle of the mixer has a pleasant SoftTouch coating, so it is perfectly fixed in the hand even when working at high speeds.

The removable elements of the HM 3000 model can be washed both by hand and in the dishwasher, and the plastic housing can be simply wiped. The device is equipped with a cord 130 cm long with a soft and flexible fastening for convenient work with the mixer.

Advantages

    • ComfortClick, EasyClick, SmartMix technologies;

 

    • ease of use;

 

    • handle with SoftTouch coating;

 

    • powerful motor;

 

    • moderate weight.

 

Flaws

    • noisy at high speeds.

 

Braun MultiMix HM 3105

Rating: 4.8

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The country of origin of the device is Germany. This is a universal hand mixer equipped with a 500 W electric motor, which means that the device will surely serve for many years even with frequent use. With this device, you can knead not only semi-liquid, but also thick dough.

This model has 5 modes of nozzle rotation speed. Switching between speeds is quite easy, the button is displayed so that when kneading, you can change the power with the thumb of the working hand. And to create maximum rotation speed, manufacturers have set the Turbo mode. Due to the noise reduction system, the device continues to operate quietly at high speeds.

The Braun MultiMix HM 3105 mixer is equipped with alloy steel whisks for whipping liquid, loose, semi-liquid products. Also included are hooks for kneading dough and a nozzle for chopping vegetables and fruits, which makes the device a full-fledged blender. And for complete versatility, a 600 ml plastic measuring cup is included with the main accessories.

The device is well balanced by weight using SmartMix technology, based on the vertical position of the motor, which correctly distributes the weight of the device, directing it to the bowl, and not to the hand. The PowerBell technology is also introduced here, which ensures homogeneous and uniform mixing without splashing.

The design of the MultiMix HM 3105 is elegant, the body of the mixer is made of thick plastic, its surface is smooth, so dirt can be easily removed.

From the review of a Walmart user with the “Verified user” status: “Due to the low initial speed, it does not spray the mixture during operation and does not raise a cloud of flour. It turns off with one click, unlike traditional models, where you need to flip the control to the initial position.

Advantages

    • Turbo mode;

 

    • homogeneous mixing technology PowerBell;

 

    • well balanced (SmartMix technology);

 

    • blender nozzle included;

 

    • powerful motor;

 

    • effective noise reduction.

 

Bosch MFQ 36480

Rating: 4.9

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The country of origin of the device is Germany. Model MFQ 36480 is a versatile submersible mixer with the option of attaching a blender leg and a small mixing bowl.

This model is positioned by the manufacturer as a medium-price device that can perform not only the functions of a mixer, but also work as a low-power submersible blender. The mixer belongs to the products of the Bosch ErgoMixx range, which are designed for household use.

The device is equipped with a reliable 450 W electric motor that operates at 5 fixed speeds, as well as a separate Turbo pulse mode. The engine is equipped with a noise reduction system. The torque of the drive allows you to cope with both the rotation of the mixer nozzles and full-fledged work in blender mode.

From a review by a verified user on the IRecommend service: “The chopper turns everything into a finely chopped substance, you can use it to make minced meat.”

The set of this model includes whisks and hooks, thanks to which the mixer easily copes with mixing and whipping various products, and also quickly prepares a small amount of unleavened or yeast dough. There is a button on the mixer body that helps to easily separate whisks and hooks from the mixer for cleaning. All Bosch MFQ 36480 accessories are dishwasher safe.

The mixer comes with:

    1. a sharp knife block made of alloy steel that can operate at elevated temperatures;

 

    1. mini chopper with a separate lid, the volume of which is 500 ml. It is designed for crushing meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs.

 

    1. a measuring cup with a lid, which can be used to accurately dose products, and also be used to mix various ingredients.

 

The weight of the mixer is already significantly higher than that of the most compact models – 2.3 kg, but the ergonomic shape of the device makes it easy to work with the device. The body of the model is made of plastic. Manufacturers have developed a comfortable ergonomic handle with a soft anti-slip Soft-touch coating and large buttons on it. The coated handle provides a secure and comfortable grip.

Advantages

    • sufficiently powerful motor;

 

    • sharp knife block made of stainless steel;

 

    • wide equipment;

 

    • can be used as a blender;

 

    • Turbo mode;

 

    • noise suppression;

 

    • Soft-touch coating on the handle.

 

Flaws

    • fragile body;

 

    • relatively large weight.

 

6 Best Inexpensive Stand Mixers

Now consider a selection of mixers of a different type, which involve a tabletop installation. Such models are, as a rule, by definition more powerful and productive than manual ones. It makes sense to buy them if the mixer is used in cooking really often, and it makes practical sense to keep it constantly in the working area.

Scarlett SC-HM40B01

Rating: 4.4

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The country of origin of the device is China. Inexpensive and relatively compact stationary mixer with dough kneading function and a plastic bowl rotating around its axis, which allows for more uniform mixing and beating of ingredients.

The SC-HM40B01 is equipped with a 450 W electric motor, which has enough torque to drive the nozzles vigorously in viscous flour mixtures, as well as to actively rotate the bowl.

The device is equipped with 5 nozzle rotation speed modes, which should be switched sequentially to select the optimal mode. And to enable maximum rotation speed at maximum power, Turbo mode is set. Low speed operation is indispensable when kneading dense dough, high speeds are used for whipping and vigorous mixing of liquids. When you turn on the maximum speed mode, the device is very noisy.

This mixer is equipped with two types of alloy steel nozzles:

    1. whisks – designed for efficient whipping of egg whites, cream or quick mixing of cream ingredients. They can also be used to make batter for pancakes, muffins, waffles, etc.;

 

    1. hooks – designed for kneading denser unleavened or yeast dough.

 

The mixer can be used with or without a stand and bowl. That is, here we have a hybrid form factor “stationary-manual”. The 3 liter plastic bowl and metal attachments are dishwasher safe.

From a review by a verified user on IRecommend: “This model has the ability to “click” the mixer and turn it into a manual one.”

Advantages

    • universality;

 

    • hybrid form factor;

 

    • big bowl;

 

    • Turbo mode;

 

    • powerful motor;

 

    • affordable price.

 

Flaws

    • noisy at high speeds.

 

Bosch MFQ 3555

Rating: 4.5

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The country of origin of the device is Germany. Spacious and stationary mixer with a motor power of 350 W, equipped with a noise reduction system. The Bosch MFQ 3555 mixer is equipped with five nozzle rotation speeds, which allows you to adjust the intensity of work for the desired type of ingredients used.

This model is equipped with a pulse mode, with which you can effectively mix “heavy” materials without overheating the electric motor. Unlike the Turbo mode, it allows you to start the workflow at minimum speed with a gradual increase in rotational speed. The undoubted advantage of the pulsed mode was the possibility of long-term operation of the engine without turning it off to cool down.

This stand mixer is equipped with a rotating bowl – a technology that allows you to mix and beat all the ingredients, even at the edges of the bowl. The device comes with two types of attachments: beaters and hooks for kneading dough. Nozzles are made, as it should be in high-quality mixers – from alloy steel.

Manufacturers have provided a special button on the mixer body for detaching nozzles, this is a plus for ease of use. And the socket for attaching attachments is closed by a retractable cover for additional protection, it opens only when the device is turned off. If you purchase a special nozzle-leg, the mixer can be used as a full-fledged blender.

The MFQ 3555 is lightweight, weighing only 1.7 kg due to the plastic case and accessories, which allows you to effortlessly transfer the device to any surface when using.

From a review by a verified user on the IRecommend service: “The mixer can also be used as a blender. Thus, the device becomes two in one for a nice price.”

Advantages

    • pulse mode;

 

    • rotating bowl;

 

    • low noise level;

 

    • relatively small weight;

 

    • can be used as a blender (nozzle sold separately).

 

Flaws

    • low motor power.

 

Scarlett SC-HM40B02

Rating: 4.6

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The country of origin of the device is China. This is one of the most affordable swivel bowl stand mixers on the market today. Model SC-HM40B02 is equipped with an electric motor with a power of 500 W, which is quite enough for comfortable household use. This mixer copes even with rather thick dough, not to mention creams, mayonnaises or omelettes.

Manufacturers have provided in this model the standard 5 modes for controlling the speed of rotation of the nozzles. Thanks to the noise reduction system, the mixer can be used at higher speeds without being disturbed by noise.

The model is equipped with a two-liter bowl, in which you can cook up to 1.5 liters of liquid and about 1 liter of thick dough. There are functions of rotation of the bowl, which allows you to achieve uniformity and high quality mixing. If desired, the mixer can be detached from the stand and used as a manual one. The Scarlett SC-HM40B02 package includes two pairs of metal nozzles – all the same beaters for light materials and hooks for more viscous mixtures.

This model has rubberized feet that do not slip on the work surface, as well as a wide and stable body made of durable plastic. For even greater convenience, manufacturers have provided a storage compartment for nozzles, which increases the convenience of storing the mixer even in a small kitchen. The cord length of the device is 120 centimeters. And the weight is 2.75 kilograms.

From the review of a Walmart user with the status “Verified user”: “It’s convenient that the mixer comes with a bowl and is mounted on a rotating stand, so I don’t have to hold it in my hand when working.”

Advantages

    • powerful motor;

 

    • hybrid stationary-manual design;

 

    • swivel bowl;

 

    • compartment for storing nozzles;

 

    • noise reduction system.

 

Flaws

    • big weight;

 

    • small bowl.

 

Philips HR3745/00 Viva Collection

Rating: 4.7

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The country of origin of the device is China. This is a reliable stationary mixer with a dough kneading function and a capacious swivel bowl that rotates around its axis. The device is intended for preparation, mixing, and whipping of various types of ingredients. Model HR3745/00 is equipped with a durable 450W electric motor. The engine has enough torque to both rotate the nozzles and the bowl.

An excellent bonus was the noise reduction system of the device, even in the maximum power mode, the mixer does not make much noise. In addition, the model does not create strong vibrations and does not jump on the table thanks to high-quality suction cups on the legs. When working for a long time, the mixer must be turned off for a few minutes to cool the motor and the body of the device.

This mixer has a 5-speed speed control and a special Turbo mode. All switching buttons are located so that they can be switched while whipping with your thumb.

The Philips HR3745/00 Viva Collection mixer is suitable for both stationary use and can be convenient when working in manual mode. All accessories of this device, such as the 3 liter bowl and the whisk attachments, are dishwasher safe.

From the review of a Walmart user with the status “Verified user”: “Due to the deep thicket and the arrangement of the whisks, the ingredients do not splatter all over the kitchen. The suction cups at the bottom of the mixer station will keep it from falling off.”

Advantages

    • noise reduction system;

 

    • large volume of the bowl;

 

    • rotating bowl for whipping;

 

    • powerful motor;

 

    • turbo mode.

 

Flaws

    • whisks do not reach the walls of the bowl;

 

    • heats up quickly.

 

Bosch MFQ 2600W

Rating: 4.8

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This is a universal hand mixer adapted for universal use – on a stationary platform with a bowl rotating around its axis or separately from the platform, manually. This is convenient, since manual mode is often more convenient for cooking small volumes of dishes.

The MFQ 2600W model is equipped with a reliable 375 W electric motor, which is enough to rotate the nozzles and the bowl. This mixer is used for kneading and whipping various products, as well as for quick preparation of a small amount of unleavened or yeast dough, up to about 600 grams.

The manufacturer has provided 4 modes of nozzle rotation speed. You can set the desired speed with a simple movement of the thumb of the working hand. And to create maximum rotation speed at maximum power, Turbo mode is set with a separate button for it.

There is also a special button on the mixer body for detaching the nozzles. All removable parts of the device are dishwasher safe. The mixer has a dedicated cord storage for easy storage.

The body of the mixer and a large bowl with a volume of 3 liters are made of durable plastic, which will protect the device from accidental impacts. Plastic does not contain harmful substances, environmentally friendly and safe for health.

From the review of a Walmart user with the status “Verified user”: “The mixer kneads all products. There is enough power even for the thickest dough. And working at high speed does not overheat.

Advantages

    • power;

 

    • durable case;

 

    • versatile in use;

 

    • Turbo mode;

 

    • large rotating bowl;

 

    • cord compartment

 

Flaws

    • few speeds.

 

Bosch MFQ 36460

Rating: 4.9

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And in conclusion, another interesting mixer manufactured by Bosch. This is a standard mixer with the possibility of stationary use. The kit includes two beaters and two hooks for kneading the dough. The device is equipped with five speed modes, as well as a Turbo mode, which allows you to start the maximum rotation speed for a short time.

Despite its compact size, the motor power of the MFQ 36460 is 450 W, which is considered a good indicator for such a mixer. When working at low speeds, this model practically does not make noise, but “at maximum speeds” the noise can already cause discomfort.

This device can be used freeing hands from the mixer while beating products, which is important if you need to add additional ingredients to the bowl. And the swivel design of the plastic bowl with a volume of 3 kg, which rotates simultaneously with whisks and hooks, contributes to a thorough mixing of the contents.

This mixer can be used separately from the standard bowl, which is very convenient when whipping small volumes. The speed mode switch of the model is installed on the handle with Soft Touch coating, which contributes to a reliable and comfortable grip when using the device as a hand mixer. In addition, using a special button, you can detach the attachments from the mixer, for cleaning and washing accessories.

From a review by a verified user on IRecommend: “The mixer runs quietly and smoothly. Whisks easily reach the bottom of the bowl.

Advantages

    • large bowl for whisking:

 

    • can be used as a stand mixer;

 

    • powerful motor;

 

    • Turbo mode;

 

    • Soft Touch coated handle.

 

Flaws

    • lack of a blender attachment;

 

    • noisy at high speeds.

 

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