A good choice for those looking for a strong and capable motor, with the option to add specialty attachments to perform a variety of tasks.
Electric mixer with 12 speed settings and wide coverage to get all around the bowl. A flat beater, whisk, spiral dough hook, and attachment hub are included. The 5-quart bowl has a handle and comes with a removable guard for preventing splashes while mixing and pouring. Available in gray stainless steel.
Suction cups on the bottom make it difficult to move across the counter. The bowl is taller than some preferred.
This classic electric option works as both a stand and hand mixer and comes with multiple attachments.
Has a 290-watt motor, 6 speed settings, and comes with a Quick Burst function. Hand mixer can be removed from the stand for multipurpose use. Features a Shift and Stir design to ensure the ingredients get fully mixed. Bowl can hold up to 4 quarts. Comes with 2 beaters, 2 dough hooks, and a whisk.
The attachments do not fully reach the bottom of the bowl when used as a stand mixer.
Based on our tests, this model offers good speed control and a paddle-action comparable with higher-end models.
Mixes in the same pattern as a KitchenAid. Mixing head spins while it rotates. Features a 300-watt motor. Buttons are easy to use and easy to understand. Includes a suction at the bottom of the stand to keep the mixer stable. Fold switch works well. Lighter weight than all-metal mixers.
The design can make it a little difficult to add ingredients without stopping the mixer and lifting the lid. Not ideal for heavy baking.
This mixer is a little smaller in size, but it is strong and has a large-capacity bowl.
Includes 7 speeds. Comes with a splatter shield and non-stick attachments. Has a 4-quart capacity. Stainless steel mixing bowl included. Slightly smaller footprint than other Hamilton Beach mixers. Non-skid feet help keep the mixer stable. Has a 300-watt motor.
The beater doesn't always scrape the side of the bowl well enough to completely eliminate the need for a spatula.
A mixer that makes your work easy and is a good value for the money.
Four color options. Nice handles on the bowl. Has a 300-watt motor. Instructions and manual are easy to understand. Bowl locks in place easily. Quality construction and appearance. Lightweight but sturdy. Suction feet work well. Comes with a splash guard.
This mixer has a tendency to vibrate at top speeds. It also has a larger footprint than others.
After going through an intensive research process to narrow down our short list of top products in this space, we tested Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Electric Stand Mixer to be sure that it’s worthy of our recommendation. Guided by experts, we spend hours looking into the factors that matter and test to verify manufacturer claims.
Hamilton Beach brings its own unique look to the traditional stand mixer. In fact, their mixers definitely have a modern flair. They come in red, black, white, and stainless steel. All of these mixers have either six or seven speeds with a 3.5 to 4.5-quart bowl. There are several models that double as a hand and stand mixer, providing a two-in-one option to save kitchen space. All of the non-combo models come with a dough hook, whisk, and flat beater. Several models also have a tilt-up head to make food removal simple and easy. If you're ready to start baking, grab one of these stylish mixers and get to work.
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