Rated 5 out of 5
by liza73 Many Great Features
Great mixer. Has great storage features from the retractable cord to the plastic click on container to hold the many different attachments. Really like the slow start speed to protect from flying flour and the flat "bottom" to sit on the counter. I do not worry anymore that it will fall over if I set the beaters on the counter.
I received this product as a sample to review.
November 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mom525 This mixer has great features!
The Oster 5-speed mixer is overall a decent mixer. I love that it comes with the different beaters. Having the dough hooks & whisk will let me use it for many more recipes, rather than hauling out my stand mixer. I like the retractable cord too, although it did not retract it all the way, which was a little frustrating. I like the storage compartment for the different beaters that attaches to the mixer. This allows me to store them right with the mixer, so I don't have to look for them in a different spot when I am ready to use the mixer. When it comes to using the mixer, it did an okay job of mixing my ingredients. I find that as I add ingredients to be mixed, the mixer struggles to mix it all together. The ingredients fill up the beaters and then the beaters stop working well and completely pause or stop in the middle of mixing. It sounds like they are struggling to mix the food. Overall, it works fine. I just wish it had a little more power. I received this mixer as a sample to review.
November 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by meganhoyt1986 Great hand mixer that meets expectations!
I've only had my Oster 5-Speed Retractable Cord Hand Mixer for a couple weeks and have only used it a few times, but so far, it meets my expectations.
Pros: It does what it's supposed to, whisks, beats, gets things mixed, and it feels like it is durable. The attachments come out easily when pushing the button to eject them. The integrated storage case that holds all the accessories is nice to keep things organized. I really like the retractable cord; it is probably my favorite feature.
Cons: It is kind of bulky and heavy; it is just larger and I feel like it weighs a lot more than my old hand mixer. It is very loud, but I suppose that is just the way these things are. Also, I don't like the color black for this type of product. Splatter is inevitable, and I feel like I have to clean and polish this product extra meticulously after I use it, because it shows if you don't. I would prefer this mixer more if it were white.
Disclaimer: I received this product as a sample to review.
February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by queenq EASY Baking!!!
I really enjoyed having this hand mixer for some holiday baking. The mixer has a very chic look with stylish black and chrome design. I like all of the added features like the ability to store the attachments, several speeds with turbo, the retractable cord, the durable feel and easy to detach and sturdy utensils. The mixer performed well, had good power and was not as noisy as some others. The clean up was quick and easy. I like the fact that it is easy to store upright and does not require a lot of space. I have a large mixer with the bowl and although it performs well, I don't like the amount of space or clean up time it requires. I wish the makers could improve the retractable cord so that it could retract more easily without getting stuck. Having this new mixer made my baking so much easier. I was lucky enough to receive this product as a sample to review and it far exceeded my expectations for a hand mixer. I would highly recommend it.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lavend Best hand mixer I've ever used
The Oster 5 speed hand mixer comes with some very nice features not the least of which is the 5 speeds. The motor is very strong and durable feeling. The retractable cord is wonderful. You do have to help it along the way though it doesn't just retract fast which is probably safer. It's very helpful that the beaters, dough hooks and whisk are included. I only used the beaters. I did notice the beaters are a bit on the thin side and could be thicker and stronger since those are the mainly used tools. They are a bit difficult to get into the slots and make sure they are locked in. One other thing I would change is to have a tool release instead of just having to pull them out. Holding the mixer is quite easy since it's has a very ergonomic handle and it's not too heavy. The storage case is nice as well. Overall the best hand mixer I've seen and now had the privilege of using.
I received this mixer as a sample to review for a survey website.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1realnurse Versatile Little Mixer
As soon as I took it out of the box, I could tell it was good quality. It's controls are in perfect position and easy to access while holding it. It's way more powerful than any I've ever had. The 5 speed control makes it easy to start slow and inch up to prevent splattering. Plus it has a "turbo" button, which is actually named "Burst of Power" button. The retractable cord along with the accessory case (attaches to bottom of mixer) makes it very easy to store. Plus you no longer have to search through your silverware drawer for the attachments! It has a flat base so it's stable when not in use and so you can set it so the beaters are hanging over your mixing bowl and not dripping onto the counter. One of the things I used it for was beating eggs to scramble. I did that with the eggs in a 1-cup measuring cup with the wisk. It did not splatter at all!
I received this product as a sample.
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JP888 Light, Compact, Powerful Mixer
I absolutely love this Oster 5 speed mixer with storage case. The case is great - no more digging through my drawer for the right beaters. It fits and and looks nice on my countertop. The mixer itself has been great. More than powerful enough for my needs. I have used the dough hooks for croissant dough, and it has handled the dough with ease. I don't need to pull out my stand mixer for it, which is great. My favorite parts of this mixer are the retractable cord and how quiet it is on high speed! I make whipped cream and and beat egg whites a lot and I can actually still hold a conversation with someone else. Another positive thing about this mixer is it is pretty light. I tried this out on a cake that you need to mix for 10+ mins, and it was a piece of cake ;). My only complaint is that you have to feed the retractable cord back into it. I wish the button just zipped it back in like other appliances. Overall, this mixer is great and I (have already) highly recommended it. Full disclosure, I received this product as a sample to review for my honest opinion. It truly is superior to my current one that I have at home.
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nadachicago Powerful Mixer with Convenient Features!
This mixer is truly amazing - very powerful and with a special boost setting that makes mixing thicker batters and broths a breeze! I love the fact that the mixer came with dough hooks, a wisk, and regular mixing attachment, and that they all fit perfectly into a handy plastic case that attaches to the bottom of the mixer. The retractable cord is a huge bonus - no more wrapping the cord around the mixer and having it take up extra space in my cabinets! I also like that the mixer feels like it's a quality product - solid construction with a metal face plate, and a weight to it that really makes it feel like a high quality, high priced kitchen appliance. Though I received this product at no cost to test and review its performance, I would honestly recommend that anyone in the market for a new mixer check this one out! You will not be disappointed!
February 14, 2016