Product Type: Kenwood Hand Blender
Newest Review: ... mixer wasn't much cop, using this mixer makes it a breeze. I also make frosting to put on cupcakes and this mixer is just amazing for this.... more
Member Name: purplekimmy
Date: 30/10/12, updated on 07/11/12 (55 review reads)
Advantages: Price, weight, useability
Disadvantages: The 3 speed settings are not much different.
I bought this Kenwood hand mixer from Debenhams for £24.99. as I have had nothing but problems with another Kenwood mixer I bought. (I will do a review on that mixer as well at a later date).
I do a lot of cake baking and have been using my hand whisk because my old mixer wasn't much cop, using this mixer makes it a breeze. I also make frosting to put on cupcakes and this mixer is just amazing for this. There are three speed settings, which can be changed by the switch at the top; the settings however are not much different to each other. I have found that if you are going to mix ingredients that are quite powdery (icing sugar, flour etc) giving the ingredients a quick mix together before turning on the beaters stops plumes of powder taking over your kitchen. It comes with two sets of implements, 2 beaters for cake mixes etc, and 2 kneaders for bread and dough mixes. They both work equally as well.
Volume wise it isn't that loud while in use, it is easy to clean and the storage of the beaters on the underside is a very clever idea. It saves your cutlery drawer from being overrun by random implements. It isn't an unpleasant mixer to look at although I store mine in my cupboard rather than for all to see. The weight of it is ok, so you can use it for reasonable periods without it being a struggle. I would recommend this mixer, without a second thought.
Summary: Very good mixer