The best hand mixers for beating eggs, batter, and cream

These electric whisks spare your wrists.

electric mixer in a bowl
Now seems like a good time for a cake.Depositphotos

Electric hand mixers and beaters are some of the best time-saving kitchen appliances of all, sparing your wrists and arms the monotonous and often laborious chore of manual mixing, freeing up your hands and saving your energy for other kitchen tasks. With the egg white-whipping power of electricity, the beaters on these mixers move quickly and efficiently while retaining handheld flexibility and control. What that means: fewer bubbles, a more uniformly mixed product, and arms that aren’t sore for days after making a meringue. These tools are easy to clean and pack away, too. Below, our favorite electric hand mixers.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer
Colorful quality.Amazon

KitchenAid is known for its legendary stand, so it’s no surprise that the brand’s stylish five-speed hand mixer is one of the best on the market. It comes in a huge variety of colors and has a lockable 36-inch swivel cord that’s designed for ease of movement in your busy food workspace. The two included stainless beaters are easily ejectable for quick cleaning if you’re switching between bowls.

All-Clad KZ750D Stainless Steel Immersion Blender with Detachable Shaft and Variable Speed Control Dial, 600-Watts
Blends and whisks at hyperspeed.Amazon

For home chefs who need a little extra oomph from their hand mixer, this corded 600-watt stainless steel-finished All-Clad blender has multiple speeds and a turbo mode. Simply squeeze to operate and use the included blender head to puree soups and smoothies.

Cuisinaid Hand Mixer Electric
Never lose your beaters again.Amazon

This Cuisinaid hand mixer sports a 250-watt motor that runs at five speeds and is ideal for home bakers and infrequent chefs alike. The turbo button offers precise control over how and when you mix your ingredients, and the onboard bowl rest keeps drips from landing on your kitchen counter. The entire mixer unit mounts securely onto a snap-on translucent plastic case, which is also designed to house the removable beaters, whisk, and power cable, ensuring that storage is mess-free and that your attachments will never go missing.