Your kitchen needs a hand mixer. Here are our favorites.

Whip it good!

hand mixer with icing on it
A must-have kitchen appliance.Sorin Gheorghita via Unsplash

Hand mixers are a staple of any kitchen, an essential tool to blend, beat, or whip batter, eggs, icing, salad dressing, dough, and more. While mixers might seem simple, and in some ways are, they can come with a bunch of helpful options, such as different attachments and helpful storage compartments. They’re flexible, functional kitchen aids and a must-have for anyone who loves to cook.

Cuisinart HM-90S Advantage Plus
Tuck it away.Amazon

This mixer has a powerful 220-watt motor and functions with a simple one-touch speed control that features nine different speeds. The Cuisinart includes a variety of attachments, including beaters, a chef’s whisk, and dough hooks, and also comes with a spatula and recipe book. A storage container attaches to the appliance to keep everything tidy.

KitchenAid KHM512CB
Available in 16 colors.Amazon

This minimalist mixer features five speeds and stainless-steel beaters. A quick-release button makes removing accessories easy, and the power cord can be positioned to either the left or right for convenience. The KitchenAid is available in 16 colors to fit anyone’s personality or kitchen decorating style.

Braun HM5130 Multimix Hand Mixer
Includes a variety of attachments.Amazon

With 350 watts of power, the Braun can power through the thickest ingredients, and speeds can be adjusted with one hand while you mix. The appliance comes with a variety of attachments, including a whisk and beater, dough hooks, and a two-cup capacity chopper. The unit is sealed against moisture, and all of its accessories are machine-washable.

Hamilton Beach 6-speed 62682RZ Electric Mixer
Set it down without drips.Amazon

This budget-priced mixer doesn’t skimp on features. It includes beater and whisk attachments and a snap-on storage case. The six-speed, 250-watt motor can handle all basic mixing needs, and a unique groove on the appliance lets you rest it on a bowl to avoid drips while hunting for the next ingredient.