Top Hand Mixers for Your Best Baking Ever

These top-tested picks are ready to stir things up!

Less expensive than a stand mixer, a handheld mixer is just the thing for quick tasks, like whipping cream or egg whites, as well as everyday baking. Of the 21 models we tested, these beat the rest — literally! For more heavy-duty baking, be sure to check out our stand mixer reviews.

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BUDGET BUY: Oster 5 Speed Hand Mixer


The proves you don't have to spend a lot to get a top-performing hand mixer. Sure, it isn't as cute as some of the other models on the market, it was excellent at many of our tests, particularly at beating super smooth cake batter

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SMART TOOL: Breville Handy Mix Scraper Hand Mixer


topped our test: This nine-speed model is able to recognize which attachment you've inserted (beaters, dough hooks, or whisks) and automatically adjusts its speed to the optimal level for each task at-hand. 

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Hamilton Beach
COMFORT FAVE: Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Ergo Hand Mixer


is designed to reduce the wrist and arm fatigue you feel when mi — the position of the handle allows you to keep your elbow lowered and your wrist in a neutral position. Keep in mind: This mixer doesn't include dough hooks so you won't be able to use it for kneading bread.

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NO-MESS MUST: Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed


from Cuisinart is very user friendly. It has three low-start speeds so that help prevent splattering and its storage case keeps the attachments together. 

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BREAD MASTER: KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer


The  might be small, but it can knead dough as well as a stand mixer can. Plus, the motor is super quiet.

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QUIET GENIUS: Krups Hand Mixer with Storage Case


offers 10 speed settings with a turbo boost button for extra power. It excelled at all of our mi tests, including kneading bread. It was also among the quietest models we tested, so go ahead and whip up waffle batter before the kids are awake. 

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PRETTY PICK: Dualit Hand Mixer #88520


The has a professional and so-pretty look. During our testing, it easily incorporated raisins into oatmeal cookie dough and quickly whipped egg whites into soft peaks. Plus, the cord is retractable for storage

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Hamilton Beach
SCRATCH-FREE MODEL: Hamilton Beach SoftScrape 6-Speed Hand Mixer


For less intense mi, we recommend this affordable model. We love that the silicone-coated attachments won't scratch bowls or cookware.

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