Hand Mixer Test

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Our test winner is the Siemens MQ955PE Hand Stirrer Power Edition: The device lies well in the hand and its individual parts can be cleaned in the dishwasher. With it, dough can be whipped optimally and creamy. Our favorite with the test grade 9.5/10!

We have tested 7 hand mixers and paid special attention to the handling and the final result.

Whether kneading dough or whipping cream, a hand mixer saves you a lot of work and time in the kitchen. Once you've added one to your range, you don't want to miss it anymore.

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last modified: 02.12.2019, 17:05
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Our winner: Siemens MQ955PE Hand Mixer Power Edition Our winner: BESTEK 300W Hand Mixer 42831A0 black Krups GN5021 Hand  Mixer with turbo mode Review Clatronic HM 3014 Hand Mixer Review Aicok HM833 Handmixer 6 speed levels Review WMF 0416380001 Kult S Hand Mixer white Review Bosch MFQ36400 Hand Mixer Ergomixx Review

Siemens
MQ955PE Hand Mixer Power Edition

BESTEK
300W Hand Mixer 42831A0 black

Krups
GN5021 Hand Mixer with turbo mode

Clatronic
HM 3014 Hand Mixer

Aicok
HM833 Handmixer 6 speed levels

WMF
0416380001 Kult S Hand Mixer white

Bosch
MFQ36400 Hand Mixer Ergomixx

  • With the right accessories, it can be converted into a hand blender
  • Turbo mode
  • No consumption
  • Good handling
  • Quiet
  • Easy operation
  • Dishwasher safe
  • The dough becomes beautifully creamy
  • Good size
  • Elegant optics
  • Turbo mode
  • Good acceleration
  • Dough well kneaded
  • No small pieces left
  • Dishwasher safe accessories
  • Simple operation
  • Turbo mode
  • Good handling
  • Creamy result
  • Turbo mode
  • Good size
  • Good handling
  • Big
  • 5 speed levels
  • Quiet
  • Light
  • Mains cable disturbs the stirring process
  • A little small
  • Handling is not so good
  • Sometimes shuts down during the process
  • Small handle
  • Danger of slipping
  • Beater sticks for large bowls too small
  • Difficult cleaning
  • Loud
  • Unpleasantly loud
  • Not suitable for large mixing bowls
  • Power cord too short
  • Very loud
  • Not very powerful
  • Dough not completely mixed

Makes a good impression, creates a nice result and is easy to clean.

Convinces with 6 speed settings and turbo mode, but is unfortunately a little small.

A good product, which creates a pleasant stirring experience and delivers a lump-free result.

Makes a solid impression. Unfortunately, the volume is a problem.

Convinces with its performance. Only the volume is negative.

One of the better products with all the top features. Unfortunately, the device is a bit noisy.

The Bosch hand mixer has too little power to convince in our test.

Result
Handling
Volume
Additional warranty 24 months on material and manufacturing defects 2-year limited warranty Guarantee against material and manufacturing defects 2 years from date of purchase 2 years 24 months warranty -
Scope of delivery Hand mixer, whisk, dough hook, safety instructions, operating instructions Hand mixer, whisk, dough hook, instruction manual Hand mixer, snow blower, dough hook, operating instructions, safety instructions, guarantee certificate Hand mixer, whisk, dough hook, instruction manual Hand mixer, whisk, dough hook, instruction manual, warranty card Hand mixer, whisk, dough hook, instruction manual Hand mixer, whisk, dough hook, operating instructions, safety instructions
Packaging Good, illustrated High quality, illustrated, simple High-quality, informative, illustrated, references to content Satisfactory, richly illustrated Simple, not appealing, cheap Good Satisfactory, simple
Manual language GER, GB, FR, IT, NL, DA, NO, SV, FI, EL, TR, KK, RU, AR GER, GB, FR, ES, IT GER, GB, FR, IT, NL, ES, PT, PL GB, GER, NL, PL, FR, ES, IT, RU, GUS, SAU GER, GB, FR, ES, IT GER, GB, FR, IT, ES, NL, DA, SV, FI, NO GER, GB, FR, IT, NL, DA, NO, SV, FI, ES, PT, EL, TR, PL, UK, RU, AR
Power 450 Watt 300 Watt 500 Watt 250 Watt 300 Watt 300 Watt 450 Watt
Dishwasher safe All removable parts can be washed in the dishwasher All removable parts can be washed in the dishwasher All removable parts can be washed in the dishwasher Accessories can be washed in the dishwasher All removable parts can be washed in the dishwasher All removable parts can be washed in the dishwasher All removable parts can be washed in the dishwasher
Speed levels 5 speed levels, torque and turbo button 6 speed levels, turbo mode 5 speed levels, turbo mode 5 speed levels 6 speed levels 5 speed levels, turbo mode 5 speed levels
Volume 1 metre distance 70 dB 69 dB 72 dB 80 dB 75 dB 78 dB 69 dB
Material Plastic Stainless steel, plastic Plastic Plastic Stainless steel housing, plastic handle Cromargan stainless steel Plastic
Accessories Mixing bowl with stop bottom, mixing bowl with splash guard Mixing bowl set with stop bottom, mixing bowl lid Mixing bowl with stop bottom, mixing bowl with splash guard Clatronic WK 3445 Water kettle, Bomann SM 384 CB blackberry hand blender Mixing bowl with stop bottom, mixing bowl with splash guard Mixing bowl with stop bottom, mixing bowl with splash guard Mixing bowl with stop bottom, mixing bowl with splash guard
Cable length 1,43 m 1,23 m 1,22 m 1,43 m 90 cm 1,20 m 1,40 m
Test seal: Siemens MQ955PE Hand Mixer Power Edition, Rating 1.35
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Test seal: BESTEK 300W Hand Mixer 42831A0 black, Rating 1.35
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Test seal: Krups GN5021 Hand  Mixer with turbo mode, Rating 1.65
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Test seal: Clatronic HM 3014 Hand Mixer, Rating 1.8
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Test seal: Aicok HM833 Handmixer 6 speed levels, Rating 1.8
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Test seal: WMF 0416380001 Kult S Hand Mixer white, Rating 1.8
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Test seal: Bosch MFQ36400 Hand Mixer Ergomixx, Rating 2.35
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Tested products

1st place: Siemens MQ955PE Hand Mixer Power Edition

Test seal: Siemens MQ955PE Hand Mixer Power Edition, Rating excellent

The Siemens MQ955PE Hand Stirrer Power Edition delivers a great result and mixes products with ease. Cleaning is also very uncomplicated. A special feature of this product is that it can be converted into a hand blender.

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BESTEK 300W Hand Mixer 42831A0 black - thumbnail Test seal: BESTEK 300W Hand Mixer 42831A0 black, Rating excellent

2nd place: BESTEK 300W Hand Mixer 42831A0 black

The BESTEK 300W Hand Mixer is a great hand mixer with a nice look and helpful functions. Cleaning is also uncomplicated, as all removable parts are dishwasher-safe. The only drawback is that this hand mixer is a little small.

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Krups GN5021 Hand  Mixer with turbo mode - thumbnail Test seal: Krups GN5021 Hand  Mixer with turbo mode, Rating good

3rd place: Krups GN5021 Hand Mixer with turbo mode

The Krups GN5021 Hand Mixer with turbo mode is a high-quality hand mixer and powerful product with a turbo mode. The only drawback is the hooked eject button.

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Clatronic HM 3014 Hand Mixer - thumbnail Test seal: Clatronic HM 3014 Hand Mixer, Rating good

4th place: Clatronic HM 3014 Hand Mixer

The Clatronic HM 3014 Hand Mixer is a good hand mixer for the price/performance ratio, with 5 speed settings and good accessories. Unfortunately, this product is a bit noisy and difficult to handle due to the very small handle.

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Aicok HM833 Handmixer 6 speed levels - thumbnail Test seal: Aicok HM833 Handmixer 6 speed levels, Rating good

5th place: Aicok HM833 Handmixer 6 speed levels

The Aicok HM833 Hand Mixer has an elegant design and is powerful. The turbo mode also leaves nothing to be desired. Only the volume is a drawback. Cleaning is uncomplicated thanks to the removable accessories.

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WMF 0416380001 Kult S Hand Mixer white - thumbnail Test seal: WMF 0416380001 Kult S Hand Mixer white, Rating good

6th place: WMF 0416380001 Kult S Hand Mixer white

The WMF 0416380001 Kult S Handmixer White stirs powerfully and is comfortable to hold. The turbo mode also convinced us in our tests. Cleaning is also very uncomplicated. The only negative aspect is the volume, which rises to 78 dB.

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Bosch MFQ36400 Hand Mixer Ergomixx - thumbnail Test seal: Bosch MFQ36400 Hand Mixer Ergomixx, Rating good

7th place: Bosch MFQ36400 Hand Mixer Ergomixx

The Bosch MFQ36400 Hand mixer Ergomixx is an average hand mixer that can score with size, weight, and pleasant volume, but unfortunately does not meet its actual target. The machine is not very powerful and therefore the dough is not mixed properly.

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Siemens - MQ955PE Hand Mixer Power Edition

Winner: read review
  • It should be switched up slowly to prevent the ingredients from splashing out of the mixing bowl.
  • If there is flour among the ingredients, you should first add the flour and then the liquid to avoid dusting.
  • In order not to make unnecessarily loud noises, it is always better to use plastic mixing bowls.
  • To prevent the dough from twisting around the stirring rods, always add enough liquid.
 

In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:

  • Result
  • Handling
  • Volume

In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the hand mixers. All machines must knead dough in these tests. First, the scope of delivery of the mixers is checked. The required dough is made by our testers using the following ingredients: 250 g soft butter, 200 g sugar, 1 pinch salt, 1 pack vanilla sugar, 5 eggs, 400 g flour, 1 pack baking powder, 300 ml milk.

The dough is placed in a bowl and kneaded at all available speeds. During this process, the handling and ergonomics are assessed. As well as the volume measured from a distance of one meter and the power consumption.

Handmixer under test
One of the tested devices in our test kitchen

Finally, the consistency of the finished dough is assessed. It is also checked whether the mixer accessories are dishwasher-safe.

Our dough in the hand mixer test: 250 g soft butter, 200 g sugar, 1 pinch salt, 1 pack vanilla sugar, 5 eggs, 400 g flour, 1 pack baking powder, 300 ml milk

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In order to rule out errors and to ensure the stress of everyday use, each test takes place in several rounds.

The test criteria are given percentages depending on their importance. The final score is then objectively calculated from the test criteria using an algorithm.

Product selection

Our product selection is based on an observation of the current market. In addition to popular branded products, we also include insider tips in our selection. Criteria such as price and range of functions are an important factor for us. The test field is also determined by analysis and evaluation of customer reviews and external tests (e.g. Stiftung Warentest).

The devices are purchased anonymously or lent to us by the manufacturer. Dealers and manufacturers have no influence on the tests and our evaluation.

As soon as new relevant products come onto the market, our test field is extended by these. The new products go through the same test as the already tested devices.

Siemens Hand Mixer Power Edition
Dough with the Hand Mixer from Siemens

Electric hand mixers have become an indispensable part of everyday kitchen life. The small, handy appliances are comparatively inexpensive to buy and versatile in use. Hand mixers facilitate the preparation of a wide variety of recipes and save a considerable amount of time. Which model is chosen for the domestic household depends not least on personal demands for performance, handling, and appearance, but also on the future frequency of use and the planned purposes.

For those who like it one size bigger, we have also tested kitchen machines. Some hand mixers can be converted with accessories to hand blenders, we have also done a big test with these devices.

Hand mixers, often also called hand blenders, are small, mostly electrically operated kitchen utensils which are guided by hand and enable the mixing, stirring and kneading of dough or liquids with the help of various attachments. A classic application is the whipping of cream or protein.

The basic equipment of a hand mixer usually includes two whisks and two dough hooks. These are usually made of robust stainless steel and are rotated by the mixer drive. Some available models also have additional attachments such as a crusher, blender or whisk. Mixing cups and dough bowls are useful additions to the hand mixer.

The output of most hand mixers ranges from 300 to 500 watts, and there are also machines with up to 750 watts.
The speed can either be infinitely adjusted via a rotary wheel or controlled via a slide switch. Models with a slide switch normally have two to five speed settings.
Stirring tools are ejected after use by pressing a separate button.

Today's electric hand mixers are based on manually operated hand mixers as well as the floor mixers that have been in use since the early 1920s. Mechanical hand mixers first came onto the market in the USA in the middle of the 19th century.

As a result of the industrial revolution, the number of household employees declined. One of the ways of coping with the increasing workload was by developing inexpensive kitchen appliances.

In 1865 the first model of a hand mixer was developed by a blacksmith named Ralph Collier. In the following decades, the mechanical variant spread increasingly in both the USA and Europe.

By 1920, almost 700 patents had been granted in the USA for hand mixers. The most successful model proved to be the Williams' Egg Beater, patented in 1870. This consisted of two whisks driven by a hand wheel.

Mechanical hand mixers of the present still correspond in their form to this machine. Although an electric stirrer was designed for the first time in 1885, it was not able to assert itself due to the little developed power grid at that time.

It was not until Herbert Johnson designed a stand mixer in 1908 that the electric mixers achieved their breakthrough. The blender initially found its way into large bakeries, but from the early 1920s, it also found increasing use in private households.
In the following decades, the company constantly worked on improving electric mixers. In the course of time, also smaller and handier mixer formats came onto the market.

The first electric hand mixer, the MixMaster from Sunbeam, finally appeared in 1952. Especially from the 1960s onwards, the small kitchen aids enjoyed increasing popularity.

Since then, hand mixers have been continuously developed further. Since the 1960s, immense progress has been made in terms of user-friendliness, safety, and ergonomic aspects. The range of functions of the electrically operated models has also been significantly extended.
Modern hand mixers, for example, have a higher number of speed levels and some practical extras such as automatic cable winders or the so-called restart protection.

Hand mixers can be divided into two variants according to their type of operation: electrical and mechanical devices. The stirring tools of the mechanical mixer are set in motion by the operation of a crank.

Siemens Hand Stirrer Power Edition
Conversion to pureeing bar

Manually operated hand mixers can be used flexibly and without electricity. They are therefore particularly suitable for camping holidays and on the move. Today, however, mechanical hand mixers are the exception in everyday life.

Electric models are usually used much more frequently. Electric mixers have a motor and always need a power supply. They require less force and produce the desired result more quickly than mechanical hand mixers because they achieve higher rotational speeds.

If you are planning to purchase a new hand mixer, you should consider the following aspects depending on your personal needs and preferences:

Performance and speed levels

As a rule, the available models have an output of between 300 and 750 watts. The higher the wattage, the more suitable the machine is for processing food with a tough and heavy consistency. A hand blender, which is also intended for the preparation of dough, for example, should have an output of at least 400 watts.

If you only want to whip cream or stir thin sauces with the appliance, a lower output may be sufficient. The number of speed settings is also decisive for the effectiveness of the mixer. High-quality hand mixers have up to five speeds, which can be set via a slide switch. The speed of rotation of the mixing tools can thus be varied according to the work to be done. Alternatively, a model with infinitely variable speed control can also be selected. These hand mixers have a rotary switch.

Weight and handling of the machine

Easy handling is an important prerequisite for long-lasting satisfaction with the hand mixer. If the machine is not easy to use, too clumsy or unwieldy, you will not like to use it in the long run. The use of a heavy model requires a high degree of strength, depending on the duration of the mix. However, hand mixers should not be too light either, as machines with a low dead weight tend to spin around during stirring and are often difficult to control. Furthermore, the accessibility of the eject button and the speed control also play an important role for the comfortable handling of the mixer.

Cable length

When purchasing a device, ensure that the cable is of sufficient length. Short cables quickly reduce mobility and flexibility during kitchen work.

Allowed uptime

In addition to hand mixers, which can be used over a longer period of time without a break, there are also hand mixers, which are only intended for short-term operation. These models must be deactivated after a few minutes to avoid overheating and engine damage.

Cleaning factors

Especially when the hand mixer is used frequently, it is advantageous if the housing and stirring tools are easy to clean. Ideally, all accessories are dishwasher safe.

Design and processed material

If you attach importance to a special design, the appearance of the hand mixer can also influence the purchase decision. The colour of the appliance, the design of the handle, the position of the ventilation openings and the materials used vary depending on the model.

Restart protection

Expensive hand mixer models partly have so-called restart protection. This function serves to increase safety and prevents the hand mixer from starting immediately when the cable is plugged in if it has not been switched off accidentally after the last use. It is then necessary to switch the hand mixer off first and then on again.

Noise pollution

Hand mixers also differ in their volume. Especially longer mixing at a high level can be unpleasant. Some manufacturers equip their hand mixers with a special technology for noise reduction. If you have sensitive ears, it is best to test different devices in the shop before buying.

Hand mixers and stirring tools should be cleaned after each use. To do this, first remove the whisks or dough hooks by pressing the eject button and clean them separately. They can be rinsed quickly and easily under running water. High quality processed parts can also be put into the dishwasher.

Most hand mixers have a plastic casing. After processing doughs and liquids, this also often shows impurities, as the ingredients used often splash out of the bowl onto the mixer and stick there due to the rotation of the stirring tools. The food residues can cause mould and bacteria, which can impair health. It is therefore essential to clean the appliance thoroughly. However, water must not get inside. The mixer itself cannot therefore be cleaned in the dishwasher under any circumstances. The hand mixer is therefore best cleaned with a damp cloth.

If necessary, a few drops of a mild detergent can be added. Aggressive chemicals are not recommended as they can damage the surface of the casing.
If the hand mixer has grooves, slots or edges that are difficult to access, these must be checked for dirt.
The cable should also be wiped from time to time, as food residues can also adhere to it.
Remember to always disconnect the appliance from the mains before cleaning.

When using the hand mixer, it is advisable to observe the following tips and advice so that you can enjoy your machine for a long time.

Adjusting the speed settings

The classic applications of the hand mixer include whipping cream, preparing dips and sauces, mixing various ingredients into a dough and, with the aid of an appropriate attachment, puréeing and chopping fruit or vegetables. Select the appropriate rotation speed for each activity in order to obtain the desired result:

Different speed settings for hand mixer
Different speed settings for hand mixer

1. low speeds for the preparation of sauces and the gentle mixing of ingredients

2. low to medium speed for kneading solid doughs

3. high speeds for whipping cream and making beaten egg whites

It should be turned up slowly to prevent the ingredients from splashing out of the mixing bowl.

Correct whipping of cream and egg white

Especially with these two main applications of the mixer, problems often occur because both foods do not achieve sufficient firmness with the wrong procedure. The cream must always be cooled well before whipping. As soon as it is stiff, it must no longer be mixed. Always use fresh eggs to prepare the beaten egg whites. Then carefully separate the egg whites from the yolks. Even small amounts of egg yolk can prevent successful beating. Fat residues in the mixing bowl also affect the result.

Useful accessories

Especially if the hand mixer is used regularly, the purchase of suitable accessories is recommended. Several blender jugs are indispensable, the size of which is adapted to the size of the hand blender. Narrow, tall cups are suitable for whipping cream, for example, while wider bowls are used for kneading the dough. A splash guard helps to keep the appliance and its surroundings clean.
Some manufacturers offer spare parts for the hand mixer. Then, for example, in the event of loss or damage to the mixing tool, individual sticks can be purchased.

Storage and maintenance

Store the hand blender in a place where it is safe from knocks and falls. The plastic housing of the appliance may be damaged by an impact. Also, check the cable from time to time for breaks to ensure safe operation. If water enters the interior of the appliance, immediately disconnect the power supply and discard the hand mixer if in doubt.

Nowadays, electric hand mixers can be found in almost every household. They make kitchen work easier, save time and require only a minimum of space for storage. Since their beginnings, hand mixers have evolved and their range of functions has increased considerably. Today, the machines offer a wide range of creative applications.

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Our test winner is the Siemens MQ955PE Hand Stirrer Power Edition: The device lies well in the hand and its individual parts can be cleaned in the dishwasher. With it, dough can be whipped optimally and creamy. Our favorite with the test grade 9.5/10!

We have tested 7 hand mixers and paid special attention to the handling and the final result.

Whether kneading dough or whipping cream, a hand mixer saves you a lot of work and time in the kitchen. Once you've added one to your range, you don't want to miss it anymore.

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