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 Hard2please Excellent choice!
The unit is a little heavier than I anticipated because of the retractable cord, but it works well and is easy to use. I particularly like how level it sits on the counter on its heel rest. Because the cord is retractable, the plastic case holds just the attachments with the unit squarely on top. It fits securely in the cupboard in a small space. Glad I chose this one after looking at many possibilities!
June 29, 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 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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
February 13, 2016
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