Needed a New Mixer!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by AmberLarson, Nov 3, 2017.

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What do you think about this models?

  1. KitchenAid 5KHM720AWER

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  2. Philips HR1459

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  3. Oster 3170-049

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  4. your variant (leave in comment, please)

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  1. AmberLarson

    AmberLarson New Member

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    Hello! I'm sure I'll find the advice here very fast. What mixer do you use? I need it works fast, and be not very noisy.
     
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    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

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    When is comes to hand mixers a major factor is ergonomics. So you have to choose a mixer that is best suited to your grip.

    Ergonomics aside the Cuisinart is a better performing mixer than any of the above. While the KitchenAid is comparable power wise to Cuisinart, they differ in performance due to the design of the attachments. Longer beater and wider whisk ends of the Cuisinart produce better whipped cream and beaten eggs whites. And KitchenAid is not known for the way they arrange their controls, whether on hand mixers or stand mixers. Cuisinart controls are more logically placed.

    While most all my mixing is done in a KitchenAid stand mixer, I kept a Cuisinart hand mixer for small tasks. I let my ex take it, so it’s been a couple of years since I last used the cuisinart. I’m not sure if another brand has since produced a better performing hand mixer.
     
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    ChesterV Well-Known Member

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    For hand mixers, I use Oster. They are hugely powerful, even more powerful than I need most of the time. Heck, even the low setting is pretty fast. Would prefer to have a slide "dial" so I could get it going at any speed I need.
    But yeah, Oster is low priced and will take on the heavy projects.

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    For my kitchen, I use the Sunbeam Mixmaster. I love it. I've used Kitchenaid mixers in previous bakery jobs, and they always had something go wrong with them. Overpriced, and a waste of money to me.

    My Sunbeam is awesome and it's pretty quiet, and again, its a decent price. Actually, I got it on sale for $40.00!!

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    If you don't care about price, then I would suggest looking at Kenwood stand mixers

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    Or Viking home mixers...

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    Now, if you like something non-standard and a bit on the "wild" side.......
     
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    ChesterV Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah!

    Be sure you get the right WATTAGE of mixer for what your need will be. If you are going to be making a lot of cakes, then the lower wattage mixers are fine. If you are going to be making cookie doughs, bread doughs, or anything of that nature, then the Oster hand mixer I have shown is the highest wattage available (or it was when I bought mine).

    If you are going to buy a stand mixer, then the pretty much all have the power wattage needed for heavy mixing.
     
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    We use this Hamilton Beach Standing Mixer and we love it. It's under $40 on Amazon and it looks good. We've had it for some time now and love it.
     
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    bakingmama1 New Member

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    Hi there!

    I personally recommend a Bosch mixer. But it completely depends on what you want to use your mixer for, how much, and how long. I've used my Bosch for nearly 4 years now, baking for my family of 5, and it is still going strong! I can mix a lot at once and not have any problem. It's completely durable and reliable.

    However, like I said, it depends on what your use is. If you won't use a mixer all that often then a cheaper one would be best.

    I hope that helps! Best of luck.
     
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