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Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 6322[1]
 
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$189.00 - $299.00
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Summary: This Hamilton Beach stand mixer

  • is a tilt-head style. This model has
  • bowl handles,
  • whisk,
  • pouring shield,
  • and a Stainless steel bowl.
  • Whipping time is Excellent.
  • It is 15 inches in height
  • 3 yr. warranty
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About - Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 6322[1]

The Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 6322[1] is part of the mixer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, stand mixer models like the Eclectrics 6322[1] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Bowl material:
Either SS (Stainless Steel) , P (Plastic) or G (Glass).

Bowl size (qt.):
Manufacturer's claimed bowl volume, to the next highest half-quart.

Weight (lbs.):
Weight of mixer, bowl, beater/s, and cord, to the nearest one-half pound. Weight may be important if you plan to move the mixer in and out of a cabinet for storage.
About This Brand

Hamilton Beach sells mixers in its Eclectrics line. These come in five colors and are sold at most kitchen-appliances retailers. The company also sells a commercial line of mixers, which are sold at specialty retailers and online through Amazon.com and others.

Features & Specs - Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 6322[1]
info Detachable hand mixer No
info Single beater style Yes
info Whisk Yes
info Takes power attachments No
info Two loaf capable Yes
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User Reviews - Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 6322[1]
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Disappointed
4/29/2013
Pros
Works Quietly
Cons
Dough Hook Binds
Best Uses
Anything But Bread
Comment:
I bought this after trying the Kitchen Aid Professional model. The Kitchen Aid had an unbelievably loud whine and the motor started smoking during the first batch of bread dough! I sent it back and did a consumer reports search for a better one. This is the one that came up and I was sold on the quiet rating of it.<br /><br />It was indeed quiet, which was great, but this too felt like it was going to fall apart making bread! The hook would briefly bind while kneading and the top got hot, but it didn't smoke like the Kitchen Aid. I had gotten so used to hand kneading during my down time without a mixer, I just decided to save myself a couple hundred bucks and go old school.<br /><br />If you don't make bread, this is a great mixer.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Excelllent Product - Great Value
12/22/2012
Pros
Capacity
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Powerful
Works Quietly
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Cakes &amp; Cookies
General Mixing
Meringue
Whipped cream
Comment:
I'm very pleased with the performance of this mixer. I would buy it again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Know what &quot;mixing&quot; means before buying
12/18/2012
Pros
Cons
Does Not Mix Well
Best Uses
Comment:
I make cakes from scratch several times a year. My husband used to make chocolate chip cookies several times a year - until we bought this mixer based on Consumer Reports recommendation. On slow speeds this mixer does not mix. Unmixed material stays in the center of the beater as well as on the sides of the bowl. If you use the pour guide/splatter shield, you can't reach in to scrap the bowl, even with the beater stopped. To get this mixer to actually mix the ingredients requires using speeds high enough for creaming, much higher than the slow mixing speeds called for by my cake recipes. Even on chocolate chip cookies, supposedly the test CR used for mixing, my husband complains of the same lack of mixing. We're going to have to buy another mixer. I hope CR will change their mixing test to look at actual mixing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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