The wonderful people at Hamilton Beach sent a stand mixer and hand mixer for me to try. They did give them to me for free, but all the opinions in this post are my own. They are letting me do a giveaway too, so make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win your own Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer.
This mixer is a step up from the stand mixers that have two beaters and is a great mid-level all purpose mixer. The motor is a 300 watt which will do the job on cookies, cakes and other baked goods. It will also knead lighter breads perfectly with the dough hook.
I found it more of a challenge for a whole wheat spelt bread dough, but in the end it did the job. I have to say that I push my professional stand mixer to it’s limits because of my heavy bread doughs, but I’ve also made a food processor smoke so I may just be hard on my kitchen appliances.
It includes 3 attachments: a whisk for whipping up some coconut cream, a beater for batters and even includes a dough hook to make bread. The dough hook is made out of metal as is the whisk, but the beater is made of plastic.
I think with normal household use these attachments will hold up just fine and that the 300 watt motor is perfect for normal family usage.
I love its 3 1/2 quart bowl, because my professional mixer can be too large for making a half batch of cupcakes. I will definitely keep it on my counter and think I’ll use it for most of my small batch baking.
Even tilted it fits under my cabinets and it’s narrow enough to wait out of the way until you are ready to use it. (Please excuse the wires of my snazzy under cabinet lights.)
One of my favorite things is the diagram right on the side of the mixer tells you which attachment to use for what type of food and even what speeds you can use that attachment on. There’s also a fold setting that’s perfect to keep you from over-mixing your baked goods.
I will be doing a separate post about Hamilton Beach’s hand mixer and it will include a giveaway as well so be sure to watch for it.
Do you use a stand mixer? What do you make most often in yours?