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How to Choose the Perfect Cake Mixer

With the perfect cake mixer...Are you shopping for the perfect cake mixer? That can be tough because of the literally tens of thousands of choices you have.

I recently typed “cake mixer” into Google and the largest search engine in the world returned over 300,000 results! Yeah, that is a lot of reading and studying to do right there.

(Don’t worry, I have already done the research for you.)

What I found in every instance is that a good quality cake mixer existed in only one of two physical forms. You can purchase either a stand or a hand appliance, depending on how much you plan to use it.

And that really helps, knowing that there are only two types to choose from. When I dug a little deeper, I found that hand held ones are great because they are usually very inexpensive.

KitchenAid KHM512ER hand mixer

KitchenAid KHM512ER 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer

Available in 12 different colors, the KitchenAid KHM512ER is consistently a bestselling hand mixer on all of Amazon. You get 5 speed settings, a 1 year hassle-free replacement warranty and a lockable swivel cord. Being hand held, this quality small appliance can be used in multiple containers, is great for mixing cake batter and dozens of other uses, and is budget friendly to boot.

You can check out KitchenAid KHM512ER user reviews and pricing here.

Now let’s take a look at what you can expect from a really good tabletop appliance for cake batter. Again, these are more commonly referred to as stand mixers.

Hamilton Beach 64650 Classic Stand Mixer

Hamilton Beach 64650 6-Speed Classic Stand Mixer, Stainless Steel

This versatile product actually doubles as a hand held mixer and egg beater, plus it can handle pancake batter and more just as well as the standing variety. So you get both a hand and a stand mixer in one product! You receive a 4 quart stainless steel bowl, 6 preset speeds, attachments that include traditional beaters, a whisk and dough hooks, and it all comes in an attractive black and brushed stainless steel package.

You can check out Hamilton Beach 64650 user reviews and pricing here.

If you are looking for more than an entry-level model small appliance, check out this highly rated Artisan by KitchenAid.

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Mixer Artisan SeriesAmazon customers favor the Kitchen Aid model KSM150PSER. They point to the mid-level price tag, 41 pastel color selections so you can match your kitchen décor and 5 quart stainless steel bowl with handle as great features. You also receive a 1 year warranty, coated flat beater, coated dough hook, wire whip and 10 programmed speeds as excellent features on this versatile stand / cake mixer that will look and work great in your kitchen for years.

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