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Five Best Dough Mixers

Updated on November 3, 2010

A good kitchen mixer should not only look great but it should be able to whip your favorite recipes with ease. Little and handy is sometimes good but you should also consider the power of your kitchen appliance. There are stand mixers that look sturdy and powerful but turnm out to be less powerful than the hand mixers.

A good mixer should be able to whip through heavy mixtures such as peanut butter cookie dough or other heavy batters without a beat. These are all tried, tested and found up to the job of mixing a heavy dough with no problems.

They are all from reputable manufacturers and great value for money in their class. Some are hand mixers, and some are solid stand alone mixers.

Hamilton Beach 62676 Performance Plus 6-Speed Mixer, Black
Hamilton Beach 62676 Performance Plus 6-Speed Mixer, Black

Hamilton Beach 62676 Performance Plus 6-Speed Mixer, Black

The best thing about this product is it accessories and attachments. It has not only wire beaters, but a whisk and milkshake attachment. It also offers slow speed at fist making beating dry ingredients neat and without many splatters. It has a hide-away cord storage that really works.

It is also very stylish and elegant looking - perfect for those modern looking kitchens. The snap on storage case keeps all the accessories and parts together. This is one of the best hand mixers on the market - anything this cannot manage needs a stand mixer.

It is comfortable in the hand, well designed and I always know where the attachments are. Well worth $30.


KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt
KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt

KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt

KitchenAid might be an expensive brand but it is worth it. This is a 250 watt engine, with 10 speed mixer that tilt-up head. It is great for mixing cake preparation and the heavier stuff such as pizza dough. The good thing about this product is that the hook does not just beat in the center, but it rotates around the bowl, not missing a thing.

With the capacity of 4.5 quarts it is very much suitable for not only the usual home recipes, but some commercial ones also. Though this thing is heavy, it is a stand mixer so you really do not have to carry it once it is settled in your kitchen. It is indeed an expensive mixer, but worth it - you will never need to buy another mixer again. Ever.

Dualit 88520 Professional 5 Speed Hand Mixer, Chrome
Dualit 88520 Professional 5 Speed Hand Mixer, Chrome

Dualit 88520 Professional 5 Speed Hand Mixer, Chrome

The Dualit 88520 mixer is a great powerful hand mixer with 300 watts of power at. It can beat heavy dough and is fast moving. However, blending dry ingredients might not be a good idea since it lacks one speed slower than available. Dry ingredients might splatter and it is not really a perfect mixer for delicate folding.

However, it is a great product for its price. It is a solid piece of equipment, has a cord wind up design that is really neat amd - honestly - is not meant for finesse.

I like it a lot and it is certainly a tough mixer - well priced I think.

Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White
Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White

Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White

This unit is a band blender with 220-watt motor. It has a 7 speed options with a slide control that is easy to shift with just one touch. The product features a swivel cord that allows maximum movement from right to left which is good for those right or left handed users. The beaters also have no center post making cleaning easy.

It is a convenient blender however - it is noisy. It compares to a vacuum cleaner. It produces a high pitched sound especially when turned to higher speeds. Yet, these noisy fans keep the mixer cool and long lived. Therefore, the motor will surely last a long time.

Horses for courses. Can you put up with the noise for a long motor life? Your choice. I like this also - for its functionality and price - less than $40.

Sunbeam 2371 Mixmaster Stand Mixer, White
Sunbeam 2371 Mixmaster Stand Mixer, White

Sunbeam 2371 Mixmaster Stand Mixer, White

Though Mixmaster is perhaps a less prestigious name than Kitchen aid, it competes with the more prominent brands in the market. It is a great machine for its price. The product has a 350 watt motor with 12 speeds. It is really powerful compared with the other dough mixers in the market. It has a soft grip handle, making whipping easy and comfortable. It really is a great machine for its price.

Instead of paying $500 for an expensive kitchen mixer, you only get to pay $79 for it. Though because it is a  high power machine, it could splatters softer dough like beaten eggs. It is not a negative thing necessarily since this machine is made for larger quantities and heavier dough.It will handle almost any heavy dough no problem.

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    vexez 

    6 years ago

    KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers is the newer version I believe it's the next version of the classic version. I made a little hub review on it, do check it if you're interested.

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