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Realised I NEED an electric hand mixer, which one?

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fromheretomaternity Sun 07-Oct-12 22:10:45

Having struggled over the weekend to make a cake without it all curdling / my wrist snapping off, I realise I am making my life unnecessarily difficult! I don't have space for a KitchenAid or similar but would like a hand held mixer, mainly for cakes.

Any recommendations? Amazon has an 'Andrew James' one here which seems to get amazing reviews but I've never heard of the brand, or there's this kenwood one which is the same price (as it's free P&P) but gets more mixed reviews as some say it's flimsy.

Any recommendations?

Whitecherry Sun 07-Oct-12 22:13:20

Can I lurk with you? I also need one.... Would prefer a kitchenaid but cannot afford one!

Wolfcub Sun 07-Oct-12 22:15:34 I can't recommend this highly enough, but in the soft touch rubberised finish not the shiny one. I have one, my mum has one, it can mix 2kilos of bread dough with no problems and has 6 speed settings and a retractable cord

HarlettOScara Sun 07-Oct-12 22:16:58

I have a Tesco Value one which I bought as a stopgap after my Kenwood broke. It cost about a fiver and has done a good enough job for the last 3 years or so that I haven't yet felt the need to replace it.

naturalbaby Sun 07-Oct-12 22:18:22

<marks place>
I was oohing at the dualit mixer but don't know if I can justify the cost.
Tesco value you say......!

Screaminabdabs Sun 07-Oct-12 22:20:13

<also marks place>

Sorry to say this, but I had a Tesco cheapo one and it was horrid. It smelt funny when it heated up and worried me silly.

fromheretomaternity Sun 07-Oct-12 22:24:22

wolfcub that looks just luvverly but DH and I are on a bit of economy drive and I don't think I can stretch to it, especially as my cake making is a bit sporadic.

Backinthebox Sun 07-Oct-12 22:24:47

I have a Tesco value one. Cost me £4.97 years ago. I had to buy a replacement after I used it for mixing lime plaster. It still worked, but I didn't fancy making buns with it after I'd been mixing building materials with it. The 2 I've had have lasted me years, and made an awful lot of cake.

saadia Sun 07-Oct-12 22:26:29

I'm very happy with the Kenwood one.

I don't use it since I got my Kmix, but my previous one was a hand mixer, a £5 from Asda one that served me proud for about 8 years. I'm not convinced spending more gets you a much better product for hand mixers TBH.

I only used it for cakes and buttercream though.

WeAreSix Sun 07-Oct-12 22:29:24

I've got a cheapy from Argos (cookworks?) Had it for years, does the job perfectly.

ShatnersBassoon Sun 07-Oct-12 22:30:42

My Asda fiver job is going strong after about 8 years of frequent use.

Trills Sun 07-Oct-12 22:32:36

Any one at all, they are all basically the same. I have one that is older than me,

TodaysAGoodDay Sun 07-Oct-12 22:32:43

I have one of these and it's a fabulous all-singing, all-dancing model, but the price tag can put people off...

storminabuttercup Sun 07-Oct-12 22:42:17

I've got a James Martin one, does the job for me, was about 15 quid.

akaemmafrost Sun 07-Oct-12 22:46:30

Argos value one. 6 speed settings, does the job, around £5.50.

marriednotdead Sun 07-Oct-12 23:02:34

I have a Sainsburys one, think it was about £15. Brilliant.

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 08-Oct-12 15:13:19

Get a K-Mix. Really sturdy.

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