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Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 6322[1] mixer

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$149.00 - $222.69
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Summary: This Hamilton Beach stand mixer was Very Good in overall performance, and
  • is a 400 watt.
tilt-head style mixer. This model has
  • 12 claimed speeds,
  • bowl handles,
  • whisk,
  • dough hook,
  • and a 4.5 qt.
  • Stainless steel bowl.
  • It is 15 inches in height
  • and weighs 17 lbs.
  • dishwasher-safe
  • 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.

Claimed speeds:
Manufacturer's claimed speeds.
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 and others.

Features & Specs - Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 6322[1]
info Single beater style Yes
info Bowl handle Yes
info Whisk Yes
info Dough hooks Yes
info Takes power attachments No
info Detachable hand mixer No
info Two loaf capable Yes
info Dishwasher-safe Yes
info Warranty (yrs.) 3
info Additional features Pouring shield
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User Reviews - Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 6322[1]
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Outstanding Mixer
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Mixes Meatloaf
Works Quietly
Come With Two Bowls
Wish Had 2 Bowls
Best Uses
Cakes & Cookies
This is my first stand mixer and I love it. Did not need one to make pasta or juice or other things. I absolutely live using it. Not hard to scrape bowl and never had anything not mix totally. Love making meringue and whipped cream and especially meatloaf with dough hook......
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Works Quietly
Dough Hook Binds
Best Uses
Anything But Bread
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
(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Excelllent Product - Great Value
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Works Quietly
Best Uses
Cakes &amp; Cookies
General Mixing
Whipped cream
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.
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