Product Type: Cookworks mixers
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Cookworks hand mixer
Cookworks Silver Hand Mixer
Member Name: louisechackett
Cookworks Silver Hand Mixer
Advantages: cheap, lasts well, good results
Disadvantages: none for me
I have always enjoyed baking cakes but I don't particularly enjoy the mixing things by hand and so a few years ago I purchased the cookworks silver hand mixer to take away that burden! From memory it cost me around £8.00 which I thought was reasonable enough for a hand mixer.
The mixer came packed in a small cardboard box and inside was the mixing unit itself and the whisks as well as another set of mixers which was apparently for beating dough....needless to say they got thrown to the back of my cupboard because I tend to make sweet cakes rather than breads and savoury items. The box also contained instructions for use but I think items such as these are pretty self explanatory anyway and so I threw them away too!
The mixer is silver in colour which I just think looks that bit more modern although these days my cheap kettle and toaster are white so in retrospect it wouldn't have mattered had I got it in white anyway! It is a good size and features a chunky handle to hold for when you are mixing which I think is essential, especially if like me you allow a small child to use it when baking too. The mixer has five different numbers in which you can set it to with one being the least powerful mixing speed and five obviously being the most powerful. It also features a turbo button on the side which you can hold in to apparently give it a bit of an extra boost but I don't find this makes any difference at all!
The cord on the mixer is perhaps around a metre in length which is plenty I feel as I always make sure I am baking on my work top where I have a plug near by anyway but this would allow you a certain element of flexibility I think.
The whisks are a silver metal colour and slot in to the holes on the underside of the mixer very easily. They are also easily released after use using the eject button on the top of the mixer and are also easy to clean and store.
I find that when I am using this mixer to mix up a cake mixture that number two or three is sufficient because otherwise it can get a bit too powerful and end up spraying cake mix all over my tiles and things! I do find it tricky to get the remaining cake mix off the whisks when I have finished mixing without covering my kitchen in the mixture too! Sometimes when I am making a cake I need to mix something up and then add more ingredients and then mix again and it is times like this that I really wish the mixer had a stand in which I could place it because I end up having to place it on my work top and then obviously half mixed cake mixture ends up covering my work top which just means more cleaning for me! I realise though that this is quite a cheap item and so I am expecting a bit much perhaps.
I have owned this mixer for probably around four years now and it is still going strong. I bake regularly and so it has been used lots for that purpose as well as for beating Yorkshire pudding mixes or pancake mix and so I really think it has proved to be an excellent purchase! The hand mixer is small enough to fit in to one of my kitchen drawers too and so it is not something that is always out and cluttering up the work surfaces either. I would certainly recommend purchasing this mixer should you be looking for one.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A great budget mixer
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