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 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 1 out of 5 by MaddeningCrowd Cool Features But Lousy Performance
I bought this hand mixer to replace my old (but awesome) Hamilton Beach mixer that I accidentally dropped and broke. I was influenced by the positive reviews by others but was quickly disappointed after my purchase. I enjoyed the handy features such as the different beater types, storage case that snaps on to the mixer, and easy beater-eject button. I bake often, but usually only muffins, banana bread, and cupcakes. I always use a hand mixer for things I can't mix by hand, such as cake batters and frostings. I used this mixer twice; both times I blended my cake batter with ease, but the frostings were a real struggle. It took me twice as long, was very difficult, and almost made me want to take a baseball bat and smash it. I was shocked at how terribly the mixer performed this normally quick and easy task. The motor even smelled like it was starting to burn up. Also, the retractable cord doesn't work well; you have to press the button several times and pretty much cram the cord back inside yourself. Overall, I would not recommend this mixer unless you are only going to mix runny things like cake batters.
February 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by marbar56 Quality Mixer with great features
I am a cook who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. I love to cook and bake so a good mixer is important to me. I received this mixer as a sample . I didn't have any expectations but was very satisfied with this product. I used the mixer for different recipes and used all the attachments included with the mixer. The attachments were a little hard to get attached at first but once i realized how they clicked in it was easy. I liked the whip and bread attachments as most mixers don't include those. The retractable cord was something I really enjoyed because I didn't have cord all across the kitchen counter and in my way. The 5 speeds and turbo speed button did
everything I needed. I had some rather thick dough and this mixer handled the dough with ease. For an accomplished cook and baker this mixer is ideal and I would recommend it highly.
November 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by marzipan88 Good idea, poor execution
The overall concept of this hand mixer was appealing, however it was poorly executed. The beaters are thin and feel cheap. The regular beaters work just fine, but the dough hooks weren't strong enough to mix the pizza dough I was making, so I stopped using the hand mixer and dumped my ingredients into my stand mixer. The mixer itself is heavy, about 1/2 a pound heavier than the hand mixer I already have, so when I needed to use it for 5 minutes to beat egg whites it was too heavy. The retractable cord catches rather than retracting smoothly. The button that you slide to adjust the speed settings is clicky and felt like it was going to break before I started using it.
I really like the storage container that snaps onto the bottom, holding all of the beaters. That is the one concept from this mixer that was well done, it was nice to not have to go digging through my drawers to find the beaters that I needed. It did require extra space in my cupboard, it barely fit.
When I purchase kitchen appliances I prefer to spend more money the first time to get the best product, and this is NOT a product that I would spend money on. I received this product as a sample to review.
November 25, 2013