Rated 5 out of 5 by deb1275 cuisinart versus kitchenaid 9 speed hand mixers
I have owned the KA 9 speed hand mixer for over a year now and recently purchased the Cuisinart 9 speed. I have discovered a lot of pro’s and con’s and thought it might be helpful if people were trying to figure out which one they wanted to buy. Both are really good hand mixers, I think the best out there for longevity. Of course I can’t prove that part yet, just purchasing the Cuisinart. The Ka is quieter, and the first speed is slower then on the Cuisinart.
You have to remember with the Cuisinart it starts off faster when you just turn it on, and the slows, so hold it out of the bowl before you use it in the batter. Unknown to me as well is that the KA dough hooks tend to make a better bread or pizza dough then the cuisinart, don’t ask me why, maybe its me? Or the shape of the dough hooks, the dough hooks on the Ka seem to be heavier duty and the ones on the cuisinart are thinner but again, I don’t know if this matters. Likewise the cuisinart tends to work better for me in heavier dough then the KA. I have yet to use the full speeds on either Mixer. I did try to make whip cream with the balloon whisks and to me anyway, they both seem worthless. I feel that the regular beaters on both actually work better. I think the cuisinart is a bit louder, but I think it surely works a lot better with a heavier dough. So there seems to be advantages to both of these as hand mixers, I love the look of the KA as well as the Cuisinart.. The KA being more expensive, though I like it being quieter, I tend to go to the cuisnart for less hassle, should my batter be heavier. They say the Ka has a powerful dc motor, again I don’t know about lonegevity if this means it would last longer but those who know motors can tell more than I can.
I hope this review might help someone that’s trying to decide
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RitaD1 Quality product
I replaced my 20+ year old hand mixer with this Cuisinart hand mixer, and it's a vast improvement. I researched all of the hand mixers, and this is by far the best. This mixer does not struggle and is easy to clean up and store. I like that it can do everything that a stand mixer can do and not take up any space. The power for this mixer is perfect. It didn't struggle to mix or throw food all over the kitchen! Definitely worth the purchase.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luvthesun You should never lose your mixer blades with this mixer!
My mixer broke the week of Christmas! I found this Cuisinart on line at JC Penny and ordered it - I received it the next day!! I love the Storage Case, it is so nice to keep everything together. I also like the looks and functionality of this mixer - it works great!
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopStan Very Happy
Researched hand mixers and found this to be the best buy. Very reliable company with a powerful , durable hand mixer. Comes with useful attachments and a case to hold everything. Attractive, reasonably quiet, and powerful enough for most small jobs.
January 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiMi sophisticated look
This was one of my granddaughters gifts and she loves it
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hbunny Heavy duty motor,easy to use
I like everything about it. Performed well recently when preparing a stiff batter. Think I will enjoy it for years to come.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LetterBurner GIFT QUALITY MIXER
Has everything! Great packaging/storage. (Bought the chrome finish). Sturdy! This is a 21st century hand mixer--it's taking a little getting use to--it does such a better job than my 15 year old one it replaced. Buy one!!
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joyce Love this hand mixer!
I really like this hand mixer - it has power to spare! Compared to my last one - also a Cuisinart but a smaller, older model - this one is a behemoth of energy and more than I expected. I really like the fact that it has a case for the beaters so that I'm not hunting all over for them. I have only had the mixer a short time so I can not really speak to its durability, but I did have my last one for over 20 years. This also was a great price for this unit - thanks Penney's!
August 12, 2015