Electric hand mixers – sometimes referred to as beaters or whisks – are useful for bakers. Read our review of this Swan five speed mixer.
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Fearne by Swan 5 speed Hand Mixer
Pros: good at mixing dough, balloon whisk attachment, range of colours
Cons: a bit plasticky looking
Overall rating: 4/5
A big pro for the Swan is its balloon whisk attachment. During our egg white test, the whites whipped by the balloon whisk were noticeably larger in volume than those mixed by the beaters. The Swan also performed very well in the dough test - the kneading attachments were sturdy and coped well with the thickness and weight of the dough.
The hand mixer feels solid and is well balanced. The casing of the mixer is a bit plasticky looking compared to others we tested but it comes in a wider choice of colours than most. These are four pastel shades (lily, honey, peacock and truffle) each with chrome detailing. There is no turbo or pulse button but the mixer is powerful enough at 400W and has five distinct speeds.
Attachments: twin beaters, twin kneaders, single balloon whisk
Eject button: yes
Dishwasher safe: no
Read our buyer's guide to the best hand mixers.
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