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Brand: Tesco / Power: 125 Watts / Speeds: 2 + pulse / Safety Lock / Dough Hooks / Type: Hand Mixer

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      26.02.2014 08:31
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      No need to pay more

      I was looking at expensive hand mixers when my sister recommended this one from Tesco as she had it and said that it was every bit as good as more expensive ones. I decided because it was so inexpensive I didn't really have a lot to lose if she was wrong and it was rubbish. Luckily for both me and my purse the mixer is fabulous and mixes perfectly. I was amazed that I could buy this for only £5. The mixer comes with two mixers as well as dough hooks. The main part of the mixer is made of white plastic and the mixing tools are made of stainless steel. The tools attach easily to the main body of the mixer and they feel really secure when they are in place. There is an eject button to remove them once you have finished mixing and this ejects them easily and they just spring out. The stainless steel attachments can be washed in the dishwasher or in the sink. This is quite a powerful mixer and mixes batter easily. There is quite a bit of shake and vibration when using it but the handle is comfortable so I can hold it securely while it is wizzing through my cake mix. My old mixer cost nearly £40 and this is just as powerful and mixes just as easily and quickly as that one did. The only problem with the speed settings is that although there are five of them they aren't that different and all quite fast and I would have liked if there had been a slightly slower one too. This mixer is perfect for baking, whipping up cream, or making pancake batter. It is so much easier to use and clean than a large free standing one and it does a great job of getting a smooth and lump free consistency. I'm still surprised that I could buy a mixer as good as this one for just £5 and I think that even though it doesn't look as posh as my old expensive one it works just as well and I would definitely recommend it to someone if they asked me my opinion.

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      22.10.2013 22:27
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      A reasonable price for a reasonable product

      My Mum bought this for £6 and has had it for about a year and never used it so she gave it to me. Prior to me having this when we made cakes I always whisked by hand and it used to take me ages my arm would ache and I had to keep going until the cake mixture was smooth. The whisk comes in a basic box mine is the old style Tesco Value packaging the red, blue and white. The whisk is white and basic looking it felt of good quality when I removed it from the box. Inside the box were also the two whisks and an instruction booklet. The whisks simply clip in place and are held safely until you push a release button at the top of the device. To operate the whisk you simply turn the dial to whatever number you require there are 5 speed settings and mix away. I have only used this to mix cakes and having never previously used one I read the instructions first which advised me for dry ingredients to use a lower settings and gradually increase the speed. The whisk brought my cake mixture together really quickly, it also helped blend the butter quicker than had I have done it by hand. Within 2-3 minutes my mixture was smooth and free from lumpy bits. The whisk is quite noisy but you only need it for a few minutes so it isn't too much of a problem. It has a decent length cord allowing flexibility in the kitchen. After I had mixed the cake mix together I pressed the release button on the machine to get the tools out ready to rinse then wash them. The whisks are dishwasher safe. As I washed mine straight away they were easy to clean. The instructions state that if you get any mixture onto he machine itself to wipe with a damp cloth. After using this I noticed a difference in my cakesm they tasted lighter and rose better. I can really taste the difference and I wish I had got an electric whisk sooner. For the money this is an excellent buy it suits my needs we make ckes perhaps twice a month ands it has eased the process and given better results top marks from me.

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      29.05.2013 20:38

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      Great, lasting product for such a cheap price but could be improved

      I bought the Tesco Value HM06 mixer around three years ago for under a fiver. I was a baking mad student at the time who didn't appreciate aching arms! It was perfect for me as I was on a budget and it comes with the standard balloon whisk for cake making and dough hooks which I use for pastry making. I am surprised with how robust the product is - when I first bought it it was being used at least two or three times a week and in the past year that has decreased to once a fortnight (on average). I had previously been bought more expensive models which overheated/died within 6 months so I was sure that this one would break down on me but so far, so good! It also has a handy little eject button so there is no need to get your hands mucky pulling them out. This is standard for most machines but for the price I do think it's brilliant. The one key issue I have with the mixer is that it has two speed settings and I wouldn't call either of them 'slow'. It is more a case of 'fast' and 'faster' I am afraid. Despite this it is a brilliant product that does the job. For more delicate baking that you don't want to over-mix I would suggest using good old fashioned hand mixing. I also think that perhaps the lead could be a little longer - sometimes it is a little inconvenient if your plug sockets are tucked away like mine were at one point. Obviously an extension lead would solve this but for some I imagine it is non-negotiable dependent on their kitchen situation! Overall I love the product and can't see it dying on me any time soon. If you're looking for something easy to use, cheap and reliable then this is for you!

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      07.05.2013 15:33
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      A top budget mixer!

      When my previous hand mixer blew up, I was resorted to using a hand held balloon whisk for cakes and cream and so on. Quite a workout, and I never felt that my cakes were rising as much as they did when I 'went electric' so when my hubby was popping to Tesco and asked me what I wanted, I asked him to pick me up a cheap mixer, knowing they were about five or six pounds. My husband duly came back an hour later and presented me with a small white box with lettering in blue on it 'Tesco Everyday Essentials Hand Mixer'. Now, Everyday Essentials is their rebranding of Value, you'll see that most of their foods have changed over to the new branding now, and it's the turn of the electricals and other non foods. He said it was only £4.88 which I was amazed at! The Tesco Everyday Essentials Hand Mixer, as it's now called, came inside the box in a plastic bag, with two smallish but still well sized for my needs whisking heads, a long white cord with a fused plug, and a small instructional leaflet. Not that I really needed the leaflet, it's a doddle to use. The Tesco Everyday Essentials Hand Mixer itself is a small hand held mixer styled in white plastic. All you need to do is take the whisks, click them into place by pushing them into their respective holes (a small bump in the shaft of the whisks holds them in place) and then you're good to go. The mixer has 5 speed settings, I whipped up some cakes with it set to only 3, 5 is mega fast, great for getting air into a meringue or whipping up some cream! But for our cake batter, 3 was quite adequate. I was amazed at how sturdy the Tesco Everyday Essentials Hand Mixer feels not only generally but in use, and it certainly feels like it cost much more than it's just under a fiver price tag. I've used it for cake batter, mixing ice cream and fruit together and also for cream and whipped desserts. My husband swears by using it for his Yorkshire Pudding batter as it gets them light and airy and they puff up and touch the top of the oven! Overall I am so pleased with the Tesco Everyday Essentials Hand Mixer and glad we didn't think anything of the label or price tag and go more expensive, because this fits our needs really well for a low price. I haven't tried too many 'cheaper' electricals other than an iron and a hand blender but I will be sure to try some more now as I've never had a problem with any of them, this hand blender included, in fact I've been very impressed. A five star out of five rating from me and a big recommendation that if you need an everyday hand blender for home cooking and baking, then you could do a lot worse than this for a lot more cost!

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      27.08.2012 23:59

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      Well worth the investment.

      I am a very keen baker and this has to be one of my best baking purchases. I paid a fiver for it about 2 years ago and it's still going strong. Design - small, lightweight, stands on its side, decent length cable. Actual metal mixers eject from the mechanism for easy cleaning and storage. White, compact, simple, perfect. Usage - various speed settings from a basic mix to a very fast zapping speed. Can be used with one or two arms depending on need. Arms not very long so you cannot use too deep a bowl for mixing. Copes well with thicker fruit cake type mixtures and doesn't stumble as other mixers often do. This Procter has served me well whether baking a cake of mixing mash. Although the arms aren't too long this is often my tool of choice when making a large cake mix. You can position it where ever you like in the bowl making an even mixture. Value - exceptional value for money. You could pay two or three times the price and not get as good a product. I cannot think of any major draw backs (i can get over te short arms) and would not hesitate to recommend this product to friends. A bargain piece that does a great job. Cleaning- both arms pop off for cleaning and can be hand washed or put in the dishwasher. The electric unit it easily wiped clean. Smooth edges mean there are no creases for food to get trapped in.

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      28.06.2012 11:31
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      I use my whisks alot as I am constantly baking. I also tend to use an electric whisk for mashing my potatoes as it makes it alot creamier and fluffy. About three months ago, my beloved whisk shot a flame out of it and ceased to work. After the shock I needed a whisk quickly as I was in the middle of a marathon baking session. Luckily for me, my Mum was in Tesco and saw their Tesco Value one and picked it up for me. It came in the standard Tesco Value box - plain with the Tesco Value logo and a picture of the whisk on the front. The whisk itself was wrapped in plastic and with the instructions tucked in the side. The whisk is made of solid plastic and is white. It has a handle to hold on to whilst whisking with the speed setting just above the handle. I like where this is positioned as it is easier to switch between speeds whilst whisking. It comes with two whisk attachments which easily connect into the main body of the whisk by simply slotting them in until you hear them click. There is a button on the top of the whisk which press to release the attachments when you need to clean them. There are 5 different speed settings which are 1-5, one being the slowest. Ths whisk is very quick, even on the lowest setting. I use it for baking and for potatoes and have found that even on the lowest setting the whisk still flicks bits of cake batter or potato out of the mixing bowl. I still use the same mixing bowl I used with my old whisk and never had this problem. It is a little annoying. The other problem with the whisk is the cord is so short! It really makes it difficult to move around with. It also limits where you can plug it in. I am unsure why Tesco would cut the cord so short. I understand it is a Value product but the length of the cord is absolutely crazy! All in all the whisk is okay. I preferred my old one to this one as the cord was longer and it didn't spray food out of the bowl when I am whisking! This set me back £4.97 from Tesco.

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        29.04.2012 18:01
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        a great hand mixer

        I like to do quite a bit of baking in my spare time and bought this hand mixer from Tesco because my sister had recommended it to me when I was looking for a hand mixer to bake a cake for my fiancé on his birthday. This hand mixer comes with two different attachments, they are chrome dough hooks and also a pair of beaters. The different attachments are easily attached and detached from the hand mixer which makes them easier to clean. There are 5 different speeds on this hand mixer, this is great as sometimes you need to fold ingredients together slowly and the slower speeds are needed in these occasions, but also sometimes it can be much quicker to use a fast speed such as when your are whipping cream. It is good to have a variety of speeds on your hand mixer so then you can cook a variety of different dishes with this mixer. This hand mixer is quite comfortable to hold and it is definitely much more comfortable than mixing manually, the handle is easy to grip and this makes mixing with this much easier. It is quite light and this makes it much easier to hold it when you are mixing ingredients for a longer period of time. I have owned this hand mixer for just over a year and it is still going strong, I would say without a doubt that it is good quality and would recommend it to anyone who likes to do a little baking in the house and needs a cheap, good quality hand mixer. One little negative point I have about this hand mixer is that the cord is very short, this means I cannot plug it in and use it on my kitchen table as it does not reach. You can buy this hand mixer for just under £10 in Tesco, I think that this is a fantastic price and if like me, you are only planning on doing simple baking, then you will find this hand mixer should suit your needs. It definitely gets the job done for me. Overall I think that this is a great hand mixer, it is basic and cheap and it gets the job done, overall I would give this product 5 out of 5 stars. *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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        09.04.2012 21:28
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        For the price I can't complain, I just stick to baking buns instead of bread!

        At just under a fiver, the Tesco Value hand mixer is a bargain. I've never used any other so have nothing to compare it to, but it works like a charm for mixing ingredients. In the box is the body of the hand mixer itself (there are no logos marking it out as a Tesco product, by the way, just a sticker on the bottom which you could remove though I haven't) and two steel beaters and dough hooks. I've never managed to pack it neatly back into the box after the first time I removed it, which is a minor annoyance. It's a simple bit of kit. The beater and hook attachments just click into place, and there's an eject button for when you want to pop them back out again. There are five speed settings, with a switch to flick between them and turn it off. The beaters are fantastic for mixing cake ingredients, which is what I bought the mixer for. The sticker on the bottom advises that for every 3 minutes of constant use you should then switch it off for 10 minutes, but rules are made to be broken. When it's been in use for around five minutes it starts to smell a little bit like warm metal, which is when I turn it off. The dough hooks, unfortunately, haven't worked out so well for me. When I've tried to use it for bread mix I've found that the mix travels up the dough hooks and actually into the body of the hand mixer itself if I don't turn it off fast enough. I spent an unenjoyable afternoon once cleaning bread mix out of the holes where the dough hooks click in with a cotton bud. I'm not sure whether this is through any fault of my own, but I don't often use it for baking bread. When I do I have to have a quick trigger finger on the speed settings, ready to turn it off if mix starts travelling up the dough hooks. Despite this I'm happy with it. It cost under fiver, the beater attachments work, and as a beginner baker I would feel uncomfortable using something more expensive for fear of breaking it. There's just one real complaint that I have, and that's the ridiculously short cord. There's only one spot in my kitchen where there's a clear bit of worktop directly in front of a plug, so that's where I have to use it. This kind of stinginess in the manufacturing is what gives it away that this is a cheap product.

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        18.03.2012 21:29
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        A very good-value hand mixer for everyday use.

        I own 2 Tesco Value hand mixers. Both are model number HM06, bought a few years apart. The oldest is now nearly 8 years old. I bought it to save me the trouble of getting my large mixer out of a cupboard and set up if I just wanted to beat a few eggs. My kitchen sadly isn't large enough to have all the appliances out that I use on a regular basis. The second HM06 was bought 2 years ago to keep in my holiday caravan. The two hand mixers look identical and are operated in the same way. However the newest purchased of the two has only 2 speeds, compared to the 5 of the older one. Tesco obviously decided that changing this detail didn't warrant a model number change. The two speed option is currently the only one available to buy new, so I will base my review chiefly around using that. WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY The first Tesco hand mixer cost just under £5, so I was pleased and surprised that it actually cost less when I bought it again several years later - £4.09 to be precise. At the moment the price has climbed to £4.27. To be honest I think it would be a bargain at twice the price considering the amount of use I have had from it! The box is typical of that of Tesco Value products being chiefly blue and white and generally sparse on "prettiness." You wouldn't mistake it for a high end product. If this bothers you you may be pleased to know that once out of the cardboard, the mixer looks much the same as any other. There are no large logos to identify it as a Tesco Value product. Inside, the mixer comes with 2 sets of beaters. Balloon whisks are one set, dough hooks are the other. I bought this mainly for the first set although I have used both. There is also a users manual which is short but contains the essential information such as instructions on how to actually use the thing. I have not had to refer to the manual since the first time I used the product as it is very simple to use. What instructions there are at least written in proper English rather than a sort of "auto-translate." IS IT EASY TO USE? The hand mixer is simple to use- there are few buttons on it so it doesn't take long to work out which is which. Setting it up for the first time is easy, as after washing it once, you only need to attach the beaters and plug it in. The beaters slot in without difficulty and the machine won't work if they are not properly and securely attached which is reassuring feature. Plugging the mixer in is more of a difficulty as the lead is ridiculously short at under a metre. I can't use this in one of my kitchen sockets as the worktop in that area is unusually wide and results in my having to lean in awkwardly as I can't bring in the mixer towards me. I had hoped that if Tesco was going to change anything about HM06 it would have been this rather than the number of speeds available. I don't use all 5 speeds in the older version though, and I find the two that are left are good enough for most things I want the mixer to do. Switching between the speed settings should be easy to do one handed as the switch is near the handle, but I find that it has always been rather stiff. I suppose that this could actually be a safety feature, as accidently switching the mixer to high could be a messy experience. I use HM06 mainly to beat together butter and sugar, create batter mixes, and beat eggs for example to make meringues. The results have always been without fault. Sponge cakes have a good and light texture when made using this, which I think is a good test of a mixer. If enough air wasn't beaten in to the mix the cakes would be heavy. In common with most mixers I have used, there is a maximum time which you are supposed to run your machine continuosly for. With the HM06 this is 3 minutes, after which it needs to cool down for 10 mins before being used again. This restriction does limit it's use in my kitchen at times. There are a few cake recipes that I use that need beating sessions of 5 minutes or more, though thankfully not many. For these, I use my stand mixer, which is also kinder on my arms! The HM06 does feel warm after use, but never to the point I have felt uncomfortable using it. It is also fairly noisy, but I don't think it is significantly more so than my mums Morphy Richrds model for example. I can put up with noise when it is only for just a few minutes at a time. The dough beaters have been less useful to me. I know from using my large mixer that if you overwhelm dough hooks with too much mixture or one that is too dense for them, they can get stuck in the mixture. The dough hooks supplied with the HM06 are relatively flimsy and I don't feel they can deal well with anything other than small quantities of bread dough. I have tried them with a few light doughs and they still seemed to find it hard going so I rarely use them now. If you wanted a hand-mixer mainly for the dough hooks, I suspect you would need a better pair for frequent use. Once the baking is over, you eject the beaters by pushing a button. This function has started to work only intermittedly on the older of my two models. The whisks now need to be tugged slightly to get them out. It has taken 7 years to get to that point though, which isn't bad considering the price paid. Once out, the beaters can be put in a dishwasher, although I wash mine by hand. This is quite fiddly, but the ones in my large stand mixer are too.It is just the shape of them. The main body of the mixer obviously can't be immersed in water, but it wipes clean easily. WOULD I RECOMMEND IT? As mentioned above, I have had one of these for 8 years, during which time it has been used at least once a week, often several times. Apart from the problem with ejecting the attachments, it is still working as well now as it did when first purchased. The second hand mixer of mine has had more seasonal use but I can see no signs of wear and tear yet. For the price I paid, I think both have performed brilliantly. If you are looking for a reliable everyday mixer that won't take up much space then I would recommend it strongly. If you want a mixer for the dough hooks and will be putting them to heavy use, I think there are likely to be more robust products that would stand up to this use better. The same would apply to serious bakers who require a mixer to be capable of continuous use for extended periods. For everyone else, it is a great product, even if the short cord doesn't make it a perfect one. OTHER INFORMATION Available from Tesco Direct Online, as well as in larger Tesco shops. 125W. Available only in white. [This review may appear under my user name on Ciao in the future.]

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          12.01.2012 15:42

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          Not bad for the price I suppose.

          We paid just £4.97 for this Value mixer from Tesco. The mixer is white in colour and it doesn't look out of place in the kitchen. It comes with all the tools you need (as shown above) and it can be used for a variety of different mixing needs. You can use the mixer to make cakes, sponges, bread and pancakes. We also use ours to make yorkshire puddings. The mixer is strong, durable and sturdy and it is made well for the cheap price. I would have paid around £10 for this, which is more than double the price of it. My only criticism about the mixer is the length of the cable. It is really rather short and I sometimes feel restricted when using the mixer. I like to move around a bit in the kitchen when baking but the cable on this mixer is far too short that I am unable to do this. I haven't looked into lengthening the cable as we didn't pay much for it and we have an additional mixer with a longer cable. I think it would be a big problem for some people though. This mixer will get you buy though and it's cheap enough to buy as a spare. It saves you time and the hassle of beating everything by hand. It's also easy to use and you don't need to read the instructions as it's pretty self explanatory. I just plugged mine in and got on with it! Cheap and cheerful, just a pity about that short cable...

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          10.11.2011 12:49
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          Decent mixer for the price

          If you are looking for a good, cheap and basic handmixer then you cannot go far wrong if you buy the Tesco Value HM06 Handmixer. At £4.20 you cannot be robbed! It is basic, yes, but what would you expect for this price? It comes plainly packed in the basic range cardboard box from Tesco and has full instructions which are very easy to read and understand. It has two beaters and another two of different shapes for when you are making bread and you want to mix the dough. It is quite a heavy little handmixer, considering it is so cheap and it feels strong and sturdy in your hands when you use it. It is very noisy though and the cable is extremely short at less than 1m so you have to make really sure you are standing close to a socket when you are using it - this is probably the only thing I don't like about it. Both me and my other half use this mixer all the time (although we do have other, more upmarket models). It has various speeds but it is not a very powerful mixer, as only 125 watts. However, I can vouch for the fact that it aerates well and produces some fine and light cakes which we all devour very quickly in our house. The beaters are dishwasher safe but we tend to just wash ours out in hot soapy water and leave to drain on the drainer. It has a nice size handle and it does not vibrate too much when you are using it, despite the noise it kicks out. All in all a good handmixer and recommended. ..

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          28.07.2011 15:33
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          Excellent value and good quality!

          This little guy was bought to replace a very old and very sentimentally valuable mixer which had beam my Gran's and which I had used to bake my very first cakes as a small child (standing on a chair in my Gran's kitchen) When Gran's 30 year old mixer finally gave up the ghost, I wasn't yet ready to commit to an expensive mixer, I didn't want to cheat on my old faithful, so I hummed and hawed and eventually bought this chap here - the Tesco Value Mixer for a grand total of £10 at the time (however, it seems to be £9.97 on the site now). ~~~ In the box ~~~ The mixer comes in your usual, Tesco Value blue and white striped box. Not very attractive, but it's just packaging after all. In the box you get the mixer, two balloon whisks and two stainless steel dough hooks. ~~~ The Mixer ~~~ The mixer has 3 speed settings which are really useful for making a variety of cakes, doughs and other concoctions. The slow setting is ideal to combine icing into butter before really blasting it on a higher setting. On the fastest setting, the mixer is able to form stiff peaks in egg whites in a couple of minutes. It's really quite a versatile little chap! The Balloon whisks are perfect for most mixing needs and are just general, run of the mill whisks, nothing much to report about them, they have 4 bands of flat metal about 1cm width used to make the whisk shape and attach to the mixer with a click and lock function. Once in the mixer they stay well in place. In all of the time I have had this mixer, I have never experienced a whisk flying out of the mixer or anything like that. As it says in the item description, it has a safety lock function and it works really well. The dough hooks are interesting. Many people tend to avoid these are they are not quite sure how to use them. To be honest I don't particularly use them either although I have used them on a few occasions. Generally the dough hook attachments could be used to knead pizza dough, bread or cookie dough. They are corkscrew shaped and work the dough through rather than furiously mixing like the whisks do. The doing hooks on this mixer are alright, they work well enough if you like that sort of thing and they are very early to clean. However, I found that the dough had a tendency to work its way up the hook. I simply prefer using my hands for this part of the dough process, hands are better at assessing texture and consistency. However, the hooks might well be great for someone who perhaps does not have as much strength in their hands and arms, as kneading can be a tiresome process! ~~~ Using the Mixer ~~~ I love to bake; it makes me feel closer to my Gran. She is someone who I admire greatly and she taught me everything I know at a very young age. I lost her just before I turned 8 and from then on, baking became a solitary exploration; I began to experiment on my own and would ask myself "would Gran do it this way?" "how would Gran have measured it?" etc. She became my invisible guide as I learned new skills and improved techniques. Every time I take out the mixer to begin making her banana loaf or chocolate brownies, I remember standing on a chair in her "scullery" with the radio on and her showing me how to put the beaters into the mixer and which speed setting to put it on and then I remember carefully taking the beaters out of the mixer afterwards and licking all the mixture off! As I said, I had to but this beater as my Gran's eventually stopped working. But the memories are still there. When you put the whisks into the mixer, the "clunk" in very satisfyingly. When you switch the mixer on the whisks whirl around. The mixer does make quite a lot of noise, but I don't think I've ever met a mixer which does not generate some noise! I find the best way to counter this is to lift the bowl up and hold it under your arm; this seems to absorb some of the sound. The mixer's speed settings are very easy to control; it is one switch which you click up one, two or three times depending on the setting you require. The switch is quite rigid and can be difficult for children to push, but it should be fine for an adult. The mixer is light enough for a child to hold it (obviously whether or not to trust a child with one of these is entirely at your own discretion and depends upon the ability of that child). However, it is light enough not to give you a sore arm as you which egg whites to stiff peaks - so right away that's a positive point! I think that this mixer is highly effective, it works well in all forms of dough, batter and mixture and is powerful enough to whisk even very thick, viscous mixtures up to light and fluffy consistency before going in the oven! ~~~ Cleaning and storing the Mixer ~~~ The balloon whisks are fairly easy to clean. To remove you simply press the release button on the top of the main body of the mixer. They eject easily. You can simply swirl then in water to get the excess mixture off before putting them in a dishwasher or you can hand wash them. Most dough is easy enough to remove from the balloon whisks and as I have already said, the dough whisks are easy to clean. Cleaning the main body of the mixer is slightly more of a concern. It is double insulated, but it is still not waterproof or anything if the sort. The bottom and sides of the mixer do tend to get covered in splashes. The best way to clean this is simply with a damp paper towel, wipe it all down and you're ready to store! The Mixer is quite neat and compact. This means that it slots nicely into the cupboard. The cable on the mixer is quite short, which means that it can be wrapped around a few times and the plug sits nicely in the space at the handle of the mixer. It's very neat to put away and takes up hardly any space. ~~~ Conclusion ~~~ This is a cheap and cheerful little mixer which is certainly worth the money. I've had it for about two years now and have baked with it very regularly since purchasing. It is still in excellent condition, the motor is still working perfectly and the blades and dough hooks are still shiny and silver and sparkly like new. I have two small issues with this mixer. The first one is that it is quite noisy, but then, most items of this sort are and I doubt that you even get quiet hand mixers! Secondly, the power cable on this mixer is very short (about 60cm). It is just long enough to plug in and use over a bowl. I think that it would be useful to have a slightly longer cable simply for ease of movement. When standing the whisk up on its end over the bowl, the short cable tends to pull a little bit and the whisk ends up swivelling away from the bowl and dripping mixture on the work surface. This is just a small complaint though, for a mixer under £10 which is still going strong, I'm happy to put up with it! Overall this is a great value mixer which suits a plethora of baking styles. I bought it on the assumption that I would eventually need to replace it with a more expensive model, but this wee guy is still going strong and showing no signs of slowing down, breaking or over heating which can happen with some mixers. I highly recommend this to any bakers; spend the money saved on extra baking ingredients!

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            20.07.2011 02:22
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            Saves my poor lil hands.

            Tesco Value HM06 I have had my tesco value mixer for a year now and I only decided to invest in one after giving myself blisters with my hand whisk. I don't do a huge amount of baking but now and again ill bake a cake with my kids, whip up cream or make meringues all made easier with my electric mixer. I only bought the tesco value Hm06 because it was cheap and as i wouldn't be using it alot there was no need to spend a small fortune on one. Tesco value hm06 mixer cost me £4.99. The mixer comes in a compact white box with the awful bold blue lines on it saying tesco value HM06 mixer, there is no picture on the box. Inside the box is an instruction book, the mixer unit, and two attachments. The main unit is white in colour , made from tough plastic and has a handle at the top for holding and controlling the unit. I find it quiet lightweight so it doesn't hurt my arms or hands when using the mixer. In front of the handle within finger reach are the controls for using the mixer , these consist of the on/off switch this also controls the two speeds and a button for pushing the attachments off. The two attachments are different. One set is beaters these slots into the unit, I use this one for whipping the cream and general mixing , I have only ever used this as it does everything. The second set of attachments also slots into the unit and are called dough hooks, this is used for mixing heavy things pastries or anything that you would knead, ideal for bread making saves your poor arms and hands. I find the attachments easy to use. I find there is plenty of cable length to use and move with the unit when plugged in, the length of cable is around 28 inches long. When useing the mixer it does vibrate alot and feels very powerful but the handle provides good grip. I feel comfortable using this mixer and it does its job well. If it gets splashed or dirty the unit can be wiped down with a damp cloth. The attachments can be washed like normal dishes in hot soapy water without any problems. Tesco value hm06 mixer is compact in size and fits neatly inside my cupboard without taking up any room. My only complaint would be the noise from the mixer, its so loud even when on the first speed however as i only use it for a few minutes at a time its not enough to put me off. This mixer is incredibly good value and i am happy with my mixer. I recommend the tesco value HM06 mixer.

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              17.05.2011 08:27
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              4/5

              I bought myself this mixer after finally caving into electricity after trying to whisk meringues by hand once (not fun!). For the bargainous price tag of about £4.20 - What did I have to lose?! This was at university and I have now had the mixer for over a year and it is still doing ok - so I am doubly pleased with my purchase as it is clearly not false economy. The mixer is white and it comes in the standard red white and blue Tesco value packaging box. It comes in a few parts -the mixer body which has the controls and the handle on it, the beaters and some dough beaters for making bread I think but I have never needed to use these - I'm much more of a cake girl!! I regularly use the mixers for baking and mixing things up and they always seem to do a good job. My cakes rise and are airy and my meringues (made with this, not made by hand) are formed from stiff egg whitey peaks like they are meant to. I think that this beater does a good job of mixing ingredients up and getting air into a batter. One gripe for me is that the cable is so short. It is really really short (less than 1m) and this means I have to be very near a plug in order to use it and I often end up with my mixing bowl on the hob which is not ideal. I know in kitchens plugs generally are available but it would be nice to have a bit more flex for manoeuvrability. Another thing is that the lower speeds on mine no longer work. I can't use speeds 1 and 2 but I have no idea why. I don't remember them breaking they just no longer work! This is a shame but I live life in the fast lane anyway so I don't mind only using the faster speeds. I do have to be careful they don't throw flour over my whole kitchen though because I can't gradually increase my speed and avoid a flowery mess! The mixer is quite noisy but - aren't they all? I don't really mind if it's only for a few minutes mixing and I don't think anyone else does when the result is lovely cakes!! The handle is fairly comfortable and the mixer is easy to hold. It doesn't feel too heavy or anything which is good. The beaters can go in the dishwasher too which helps to make for quicker clearing up (unless you want to lick them clean!) All in all I think that for the money this is a brilliant mixer and it is good for families and students alike. It is cheap so I haven't minded that it is not perfect.

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                31.10.2010 14:46
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                Excellent product

                I bought this hand mixer from tescos 2 years ago, when I first moved into my house. It is from the value range and comes in just a plain box, with the normal value colours on it. It only cost me £3.99, and all I use it for is to mix up cake mixtures. I am always baking cakes, and this hand mixer is perfect for what I use it for. It is white in colour, and it has 4 beaters. I have only ever used the two whisks though, and these are really easy to slot into the hand mixer and you just press a button which pops them back out again. They are so easy to clean as they are dish washer safe. I cant fault this hand mixer, it has a few speed settings, although I only ever use the slowest one as even this is very fast! It is very noisy whilst using it though, that would be my only fault with it. It is very very loud! It isn't too heavy either this hand mixer, it is actually quite light and doesn't make your arm ache using it. It is very small and compact, it fits perfectly away in the box, as it is very small, so doesn't take up much storage space. But overall, it mixes my cake mixture up perfectly! It still looks as good as it did the day I bought it 2 years ago and I would never go for a more expensive one now if this one ever broke I would definitely replace it with another Tesco one, for the price it is an excellent mixer.

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              Short name: Tesco HM06