Tower hand mixer review
Looking to invest in a good hand mixer for baking? Read our review of this hand-held machine by Tower
- Best budget buy
Tower hand mixer summary
The Tower hand mixer is a good-looking machine, with a robust, stainless-steel body and accessories that contradict its low price. The 300W motor brings great power to the whisk, but this also creates a little vibration, and, at high speed, it becomes a little noisy. The only downside we found during our test was that the front of the whisk can be a little heavy, which throws off the balance when the beaters or dough hooks are in place. If you can look past this, this is a sturdy whisk that delivers well across almost all functions and is super-easy to use, making it a good buy for the price.
What is the Tower hand mixer best for?
If you are looking for a well-built, sturdy (yet light) whisk that delivers on whisking, kneading, and mixing at a low price, look no further than the Tower. It's a good-looking machine that belies the price, with a robust stainless-steel body and accessories, plus a comfortable black handle.
How is the Tower hand mixer to use?
The 300w motor can be quite noisy, but at lower speeds it has very little vibration. This increases at higher speeds, but not uncomfortably so. The mixer flew through most of our tests, with only the bread dough requiring a little extra work, and we were very pleased with all the results. Our meringues were light and glossy, and cream whipped up super-fast and was stable.
The six speeds are well-defined, but start out quite fast even at the lowest speed, so ingredients do tend to fly around. Changing speeds is seamless, with a thumb switch that clicks firmly into place as it moves. The accessories also click firmly into place, and when the whisk turns, they're locked in. The eject button will only work when the whisk is switched off.
The only downside is that the front of the mixer is a little heavy, which throws off the balance when the beaters or dough hooks are in place. But, as this whisk is so light, this doesn’t cause too many problems during use.
All round, this is a sturdy whisk that delivers well across almost all functions and is super-easy to use, making it a good buy for the price.
Tower hand mixer specifications:
Attachments: twin beaters and two dough hooks
Eject button: yes
Speeds: six speeds, plus a turbo button
Size: 10 x 21 x 17cm
Dishwasher safe parts: attachments only
The best baking kit, on test
This review was last updated in September 2020. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at email@example.com.