An electric hand mixer is a useful piece of kitchen equipment that is especially good for cake, batter and meringue recipes. Read our review of the Kenwood HM535 Hand Mixer.
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Kenwood Hand Mixer HM535
Pros: lightweight, easy to use, efficient, neat storage
Cons: low wattage, no balloon whisk attachment
Overall rating: 4.5/5
This lightweight mixer has a rounded handle that is very comfortable to hold with limited vibrations coming from the motor. There is a sliding switch for the speeds that is easy to operate with one thumb. Though not as powerful as some other hand mixers we tested, the Kenwood performed well in all our tests.
It doesn’t come with a balloon whisk attachment but the low speed setting is gentle enough to softly whip cream with the twin beaters. The mixer quickly whisked the egg whites into a thick foam with lots of small, stable air bubbles. When the attachments are inserted into the mixer they make a definite clicking noise so it’s clear that they are secured.
The body of the mixer is mostly smooth, making it easy to clean with a damp cloth. There is a clip that attaches the beaters and dough hooks to the underside of the machine for storage. The Kenwood comes in white, silver, black or chrome.
Attachments: twin beaters, twin kneaders
Eject button: yes
Speeds: 5 speeds and pulse button
Dishwasher safe: attachments only
Read our buyer's guide to the best hand mixers.
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