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Moulinex HM101045

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Brand: Moulinex / Type: Hand / Speed Settings: 2 Speeds / Power Output: 220 Watts

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      04.08.2012 14:31

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      Dont buy this product.

      I bought the moulinex hand mixer yesterday. I like that its light and easy to handle. I immediately used it when i got home. It was working quite good. I was able to make a nice mixture of cupcakes and icings.
      The next day, i planned on making a bunch of cookies for my friends. I started of making the icing. The hand mixer was working good. i was almost done when suddenly it stopped. When i checked it, smoke was coming out from inside. I dont know what happened. I didnt do anything different from yesterday.

      Its so frustrating because i only had it for TWO DAYS! just TWO!
      its ridiculous how easily it broke. Now i have to return it, have it fixed and wait. Such a hassle.

      Think again before you purchase this piece of crap. its not worth your money. trust me. better try other products.

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      08.08.2010 20:14
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      A simple mixer whose appearance could be improved

      For years I had relied on my ancient Kenwood mixer to assist me when I had some horrible mixing-relating chore on my hands. Whipping cream and egg whites are particularly ghastly in my experience. Imagine, then, when I was in the process of assembling a large pavlova that would act as a centre piece for a party, I discovered that my trusty Kenwood was unresponsive to my touch. That night I had to whisk up a frenzy by hand, and I promised myself I would not allow that to happen again. And yet it did.

      I purchased the Moulinex model because it was on offer, and, at £14 it seemed to suit my simple needs. There are other mixers on the market that are equipped with 300+ watt motors, a multitude of snazzy corkscrew whisks and multigrip handles. I just wanted to save myself sweating when I whisked my egg whites, and so a simple device like this one more than fitted my needs. I will admit at this juncture that I was reluctant to take a white mixer to the counter. I do not own many white kitchen appliances as I'm not a fan of cleaning, and paler colours tend to show up mess more than their darker coloured counterparts. Another aspect of this product I wasn't thrilled with was the fine blades on the whisks. Not only are they more intimidating when the machine is in use, but I found that they tend to take longer to achieve results. The body of the machine, too, seemed an odd shape and takes up more space in my cupboard than I would prefer. Aesthetically then, the Moulinex HM101045 leaves something to be desired.

      This product is very simple in its features. It has just two switches, located on the top of the machine, and fashioned from gaudy red plastic. One of these switches is the eject button, which allows the whisks to become detached from the body of the machine. The other is the speed setting. This model has two speeds - moderate and fast. When you receive the mixer it is set to neutral, and should be returned to neutral when you finish using it. It is easily flipped to moderate, then further on to fast. I find that for particularly taxing tasks such as whipping egg whites into stiff peaks when making meringue, only the fast setting will do. For more gentle tasks such as mashing potato however, moderate may be adequate. The machine runs on a 220 watt power, which is more than suitable for a machine of this size.

      Being all curved edges and smooth surfaces, the body of the mixer is very easy to clean. It cannot be placed in the dishwasher as it runs off the mains, but I find that simply running a damp cloth over its surface will usually suffice. The whisks can be ejected from the body of the device, and these are dishwasher safe.

      In terms of performance I found the Moulinex to be strong and resilient, and while it took a little longer to achieve the stiff peaks of my egg whites than it did with my Kenwood, the machine was sufficient. The big problem however, was about six months in, when I came to use the device one day only to discover that flicking the operating switch out of neutral yielded no response, just as happened with the previous model I owned. The machine was switched on and correctly assembled, and I could think of no reason why it would not respond. I ended up returning it to the shop for a refund. I never learnt the cause of the Moulinex's demise, but I enjoyed using the product in the time I owned it and would recommend it to others.

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      Short name: Moulinex HM101045