Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 65
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brasicana 3 Mixers, all dead
I was given this mixer as a gift, noticed a weird smell the first time I tried it, thought it was just a new motor. Three months later the motor died enough that the beaters hit each other while mixing. Second died just like the first within one month. Third did the same in just a few weeks. All the thing ever mixed was pancake batter, cake batter and frosting. NOTHING HEAVY.
It's "slow" speed was also too fast, combined with the fact that the air vent was located on the bottom next to the beaters, causing all dry ingredient to take to the air. So no worth the $20.00. And the customer service at Hamilton Beech is a joke. Better to spend $100 on a Sunbeam standing mixer. I've had the Sunbeam for a month and its been WONDERFUL!
Rated 1 out of 5 by conorsmommy not worth it!
I got this as a gift last x mas. and I only used this item maybe a handfull of times threw out the year. I was in the middle of making cookies and it started to smoke. so I turned it off cleaned it up and put it away. brought it back out about 2 weeks latter and was making another batch of cookies and it started to smoke again! and then just would not turn on. don't waste your money on this!
Rated 1 out of 5 Burnout
This product was purchased within the last 18 months and used only 2 or 3 times. While mixing cake batter today (on the lowest speed) the mixer stopped dead and started to smoke. Looks like other reviewers have had the same experience.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nanaof3 Great Product
This product is everything it promises to be.I have been using it on a regular basis and i am very satisfied.
Rated 2 out of 5 by ardcp beaters rusted
the mixer worked ok for what i use it for (mostly frosting) as i have a kitchen aid stand mixer (best appliance ever!) unfortunately the beaters have rusted! i wash them in the dishwasher just like i do w/my kitchen aid beater but the hamilton beach rusted. now, i can spend $14 to buy replacement beaters from hamilton beach or just get a new cheap hand mixer...neither is a great solution. before this i had a black and decker hand mixer that lasted for years back when i used it for everything (pre stand mixer)
i won't buy HB again
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ajah24 A very lousy investment.
I brought this to make two cakes with frosting. Both cakes were easy for this mixer to handle. While starting to make the frosting for the first cake (cake was in the oven), the mixer quit. One of the spinners would not work at all. I smelled burning and stopped using it. I let it cool down thinking it over heated but still to no avail. I would not work. I had to handle mix the rest of the frosting for the first cake, the cake mix and frosting for the second cake. This was the worst I have ever brought. I will not buy this again.
Rated 1 out of 5 by ShopperChick1 Horrible Product
This has to be the worst mixer I have ever used. I have had it for almost 2 years and used it minimally. I was using the mixer today when smoke started to come from it and sparks. Needless to say, it no longer works and I am stuck with dough that will have to be thrown out because this product stopped working while I was using it.
I never imagined that this product would have such a short life, but I think I will stay away from the Hamilton Beach brand at this point.
Rated 3 out of 5 I've had this for a month and used it about twice a week for mixing homemade cake mixes and meringues, so far it's held up so I cant complain. I mean, for the price you cant expect the quality of a stand mixer, and if you want a better product youre going to have to shell out the money to match the money the manufacturer is putting into making a good quality product. I'm pretty sure this will last me long enough for what I'm doing, I wouldnt use a hand mixer for something as thick as a cookie batter anyway.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KYGirl04 very useful. would recommend.
I got this for my mom for Christmas. She loved the extra whisk it came for. Says it works just fine for what she does (dinners/cakes/mashed potatoes, etc) Nothing MAJOR. She loves it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by BrokeGradStudent Piece of Junk!
I hope this review will prevent you from making the same mistake I did! I received this item as a gift last xmas and the first time I used it I noticed the smell of burning plastic but thought it may just be because it is a new item. WRONG. This mixer can't even handle mixing runny cake batter without smoking! The SLOWEST speed is so fast that it could whip cream; it sends all your dry ingredients flying across the kitchen as soon as you start the mixer. Completely not functional! I tried to make cookie batter with it and the mixer could barely turn the beaters once I put the dry ingredients in. Definetly do not get this mixer if you want a functional piece of equiptment in your kitchen. The "snap on" lid defintely does not snap on or stay attached to the mixer at all either. It is a wonderfully practical idea to have storage for the beaters attached to the mixer and a way to stow away the cord but it isn't big enough. Great idea, poor execution.
Rated 3 out of 5 grr
I've given this mixer many chances and always ended up with a wooden spoon giving me blisters. I did chocolate chip cookie dough and burned the motor up quick. The cord is very difficult to get into the case if you don't memorize the layout before you take it out. I just threw mine in the trash and never felt better. I'm buying one that is worth my money, not this brand...
Rated 5 out of 5 by Synne Powerful!
Rated 5 out of 5 by dulce421 Great price for a great product.
I love this mixer. I was a little worried about the product because the price seemed to good to be true, but this mixer is great. I love that it has 6 speeds so it can adjust to whatever I'm cooking/baking. Love this product!
Rated 4 out of 5 by ozflygirl Packs just a small bunch!
Great value, but if you are looking for a work horse hand mixer, this is not the one for you. Just light, compact duty only.
Rated 2 out of 5 by halfdozen Okay for the "social baker"
I bake. A lot. This mixer worked well for about a year, then the motor burned up while mixing buttercream icing (which I make frequently). I'm the kind of person who needs but can't afford a stand mixer. This hand mixer is great for someone who is a "social baker" but not for someone who puts their mixer through a lot. People like me should buy a more sturdy hand mixer or a stand mixer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by tjwtravel This is good way to get the product i98 like it this way
Rated 4 out of 5 by kimhat08 hamilton bech hand mixer
I loved that it came in a case for storage. It also has a wisk thingy that comes in handy. It's great for mixing everything to cake batter to brownie mix. I love it
Rated 4 out of 5 by jmtpa easy to use
Have not had it long enough to rate durability and expectation yet.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Niai This is an excellent deal for the price.
I've used thie mixer several times and it works just fine. The stand is awkward to use, so I keep it in the box, because I don't really need it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderwoman1946 This is an excellent product.
I have never seen a portable mixer that stored the beaters. This is such a wonderful feature.
Rated 4 out of 5 by CowboysFan2936 Great mixer for a cook that's on a budget!
I have had my original mixer (this same brand) for over 7 years. I bought a new on only because the attachments wore out and it cost more to buy new attachments that it was to just get a new mixer. They last a long time, and are small enough to be stored away with ease.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Civic2002 Works Well.
This was a good selection. When I took it out of the box and turned it on, I thought that even the lowest speed might be too fast, but when I used it the first time it worked out well. Made mashed sweet potatoes and they came out perfect.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ktimom Gr8 for occasional use
I use this product around once a week and I really think its worth is more than the price paid. I have used it for cake batters, heavy whipping cream, egg whites etc and I don't find any burnt machine smell or anything like that (although I give a lil break as I too need it). It's perfect for me.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MommyLina Great Mixer!
I`ve had this mixer for about 6 years and it still works fine,granted the first few years i have not used it all that much,like every couple of months, but i did,now i use it very often.Its light, durable,comes with its on hard case, great simple mixer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bshopcook Great Mixer for Price
This mixer is EXCELLENT for the price. I dropped my old one, breaking it, and needed another hand one quickly. I scanned on-line and found this one at WalMart for the lowest price. It works great on all speeds, has the old-fashioned beaters (some of the NEW ones have "whisk-looking" beaters), and has the EJECT button. It came with a plastic "stand" (or case) to set it in when not mixing -- but frankly I don't use it, as it takes up space on my counter. You can stand it up on the end, like most hand mixers, also. It's a little bit heavy, but no more than any hand mixer I've ever had. Thank you WalMart for another great product at a great price!
Rated 5 out of 5 by KRAZYKK4020 A MUST FOR THE COOK!
I bought this in 2006 and I was so scared that I lost it in my divorce!!! To my surprise when I was unpacking my boxes, there was my "baby"!! Not knowing if I was ever going to be able to buy another one, this was like opening up a Christmas gift. I have (and still to this day) use it daily since I have a catering business. My neighbor is always borrowing it on a daily basis too, so she is getting one for a home warming gift. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who cooks or even teenagers who are learning to cook. I also love the fact that you can store the beaters and the cord in the case under the mixer so you don't loose the beaters or have to hunt them down when you want to use them. The case, mixer and the cord are so easy to wipe down and keep clean. This mixer is the winner for me and it will be too for you!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Timmy311 over 6 years I have had it
I got the mixer from my ex girlfriend in 2006. I still use it to this day one time I lost it and bought a $6 one and it burned out on me. Since 2006 I have had it and it still works great .
Rated 4 out of 5 by PetiteFunMama Durable, but too powerful
I read a bunch of reviews & mine seems to contradict the terrible ones. I've had this mixer for 3 years now, and never had a motor problem & I use it at least twice a week, if not more. (I'm big on baking & cooking!) I even use it to mix up mashed potatoes & cauliflower! Anyway, this mixer has too much power. Not even sure why they added a turbo button.
I turn it on the lowest setting & my cake batter is all over my kitchen. I'm going to be getting a new mixer soon because of this fact. I've put it up it for 3 years, but am tired of cleaning up various batters from my kitchen walls & microwave.
Durability? You bet! 3 years & still kicking! No rust on my beaters (I don't have a dishwasher) and my whisk (which i use frequently) has not broken.
Great deal if you want a monster truck of a mixer!
Rated 5 out of 5 by carled Just what I needed
I love this handmixer because it is lightweight and has a conveinent storage container. I recommend this product for a single person that needs a mixer for those occassional tasty treats
Rated 2 out of 5 by Goaliemom30 Did not last very long.
You get what you pay for.The beaters started to rust soon after I bought this. Within a years time I had to throw them away. If you need something really short term- otherwise choose something better.