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An electric hand whisk takes the toll out of baking. If you want Popeye style forearms then go ahead and battle on alone but if you don't an electric whisk can make life much easier, especially if you are making meringue... This is from Kenwood and it is a solid little mixer at just the right weight for day to day use.
==Price and availability==
This is an official Kenwood product and it costs £19. This is a good price, its average compared with other ones on the market but what goes in this one's favour is that it is solid and well made.
* 1 x kMix HM790 Metal Hand Mixer
* 2 x Stainless steel beaters
* 2 x Stainless steel dough kneaders
* 1 x Product instructions
The mixer is white but made in die-cast aluminium so it is very solid. The mixer has two beaters included and two kneaders but you will find yourself using the mixers much more. They are large and as there are two they beat mixtures very quickly. There is a 300 W motor which gives 5 speeds and a pulse setting. The beaters pop out and clip in with ease so you can store it and clean them easily. I put these bits in the dishwasher. The mixer has integral cord storage and a handy grip clip but I just keep mine in the cupboard.
This is a really good solid mixer and it feels comfortable to hold and I feel like I can control it. I have used it with both whisks in and I have used it with just one attachment when I was using a smaller bowl. The whisks are firm and good quality. The mixer does not take long to beat mixtures and if you have egg whites, you will find that stiff peaks are achieved quickly. I love baking and this makes baking much easier as I can get fluffy light mixture with ease. All the bits that come with the mixer are high quality and I was impressed with the build considering the low price.
Despite only having a 300w mixer, this feels much more powerful. It does a really good job with mixing and the large sturdy whisks rotate at a good speed to create an even and light mixture. The pulse setting is useful and overall I think this is a really high quality item. I like how easy it is to pop out the whisks after use and the whole machine is not a hassle to get out like some kitchen appliances. The only annoying this is that the cord does not fully sit in the base so it is not always that easy to stand up.