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Cuisinart Power Advantage HM-50 mixer

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$48.88 - $90.00
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Summary: This Cuisinart hand mixer was Very Good in overall performance, and has
  • 3-year warranty
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About - Cuisinart Power Advantage HM-50

The Cuisinart Power Advantage HM-50 is part of the mixer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, hand mixer models like the Power Advantage HM-50 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Whipping time:
All mixers made whipped cream; whipping time reflects how fast they did so.

Proficiency at mixing cookie dough.

Convenience considers factors such as ease of using controls and inserting and removing beaters.
About This Brand

Cuisinart is a perennial big player in the world of small appliances, though it is a relative newcomer in the mixers market. The company sells two models, a 5-quart and a 7-quart version, available in three colors, and they are available at many department stores, specialty stores, and online retailers.

Features & Specs - Cuisinart Power Advantage HM-50
info Dough hooks No
info Whisk No
info Interchangeable beaters No
info Wire beaters Yes
info Slow-start No
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User Reviews - Cuisinart Power Advantage HM-50
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(26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)
Terrific mixer, no slow startup
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Powerful Performance
No Slow Startup
Best Uses
Any Mixing
Cakes & Cookies
4 stars for no slow startup. I use this for everything requiring mixing. It is powerful enough for cookie dough and carrot cakes. The beaters are thin and light, but work great and quickly. This model does not have a slow startup and first speed will sling stuff out of the bowl. I quickly learned to first blend by hand with no power and then start up slowly. This is a terrific mixer with a three year warranty. The Cuisinart HM-70 adds a slow startup and chefs whisk(whipping cream), the HM90 adds dough hooks and a nifty attachment case. All of these models have a 220 watt motor and the same beaters so I don't see how the CU ratings could vary so much.I suggest HM70 or HM90 for the nominal price differences. Suggest your visit
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(38 of 38 customers found this review helpful)
Good, with minor flaws
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Doesn't sit up well
Lowest speed too fast
No retracting cord
Best Uses
This hand mixer is a singificant improvement over the last two I've purchased, which were both awful. It is very powerful and I like the wire-style beaters. Whipping up a perfect merengue takes just seconds. It has good torque for heavy mixtures as well.<br /><br />Some cons: It's a little heavy, kinda noisy, and doesn't sit up well by itself when you set it on the counter (it will, you just have to pay attention). My biggest complaint is that the lowest speed on the blender is still not low enough to prevent ingredients from flying out of the bowl when you start mixing or when you need a lower speed for more delicate ingredients. This is where most hand mixers come up short, and though this one is better than the others I've had, it still needs work.<br /><br />I would also prefer a retractable cord, but honestly I've never had a kitchen appliance with a retractable cord that really worked all that well, so...
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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