Monday, February 28, 2011
PRODUCT REVIEW: CUISINART 7-SPEED HAND MIXER
Recently, CSN Stores representative Sean Ryan asked me to review a product from one of their many sites. I chose the Cuisinart Power Advantage 7-speed hand mixer, for sale at CSN for $49.85 with free shipping. It came with an instruction booklet, 2 general-purpose beaters and a whip. There was no storage case.
I own a 450-watt Kitchen Aid mixer that I use for most mixing jobs, but the 5-quart mixing bowl is quite large for smaller batches. It’s nice to have a hand mixer available for smaller batters.
The Cuisinart 7-speed mixer has a powerful motor. Though the advertising says it has a smooth start, in reality there is a little “jump” when the motor first starts. If you have flour or powdered sugar that hasn’t been mixed in, it could splash out of the bowl, so it’s best to try to work it in slightly before you start the mixer. In spite of that, I still love this mixer. The beaters snap off easily and are a breeze to clean by hand or in the dishwasher. It mixes batters smoothly and well and it’s comfortable to hold. The cord is adequately long.
Because of the “jumpy” start, I only rated this product 4 stars out of 5 on CSN’s website. However, I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to find a good, reliable hand mixer for about $50.00.