Is new KitchenAid hand mixer worth £100?Which? tries out KitchenAid's first hand mixer
04 April 2014
Premium kitchen gadget brand KitchenAid has just launched its first hand mixer. It certainly looks stylish, but are its mixing powers good enough to justify its £100 price tag? We asked one of our researchers to try it out at home, so we could bring you their first impressions.
KitchenAid has a reputation for creating stylish kitchen gadgets that are prized as much for their looks as for their abilities. But while the brand is well-known for its stand mixers, it has only just launched its first hand mixer - the new KitchenAid 5KHM9212 hand mixer.
At £100, this KitchenAid hand mixer is the most expensive hand mixer on the market. You can see whether our researcher thinks it is worth the money, in our first look verdict on the KitchenAid hand mixer.
Hand mixer speed settings
The KitchenAid hand mixer has 9-speed settings designed to improve precision and control. The speed can be adjusted using digital controls with an LED indicator to show which setting you’re on.
It also comes with a ‘soft start’ feature which means it goes back to the lowest speed setting when switched on. This should help you avoid messy splatters.
KitchenAid accessory pack
This hand mixer comes with an accessory pack which includes stainless steel beaters, dough hooks, a whisk, a blending rod and a storage bag.
It also has a lockable swivel cord which allows the cord to be locked into the left or the right-hand side of the mixer while in use.
To find out whether this hand mixer really will help you with your baking, and to see which hand mixers scored the highest in our lab tests - including a great value Best Buy that costs a fraction of the price of this mixer - check out our guide to choosing the best hand mixer.