Mixer Ratings

Whip up your favorite treats and meals with the best handheld or stand mixer. Handheld mixers offer convenience and portability; stand mixers are great for the chef in your household.

View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best mixers.

Hand mixers (13)

Most hand mixers will whip and mix acceptably, but one of the big differences among models lies in how they handle cookie dough.

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Stand mixers (37)

A good stand mixer will stand up to dough better and work faster than a hand mixer. Some use two beaters, which spin against each other, and others use one beater, which spins in one direction and moves around the bowl the opposite way.

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All Ratings

Whether you’re a rookie or a semipro in the kitchen, a reliable mixer is essential for tackling a host of food-prep tasks. Hand mixers are ideal for lighter jobs and smaller batches—it’s far easier to whip up two egg whites with a hand mixer, rather than hauling out the heavy equipment. Stand mixers are the go-to appliance for heavier chores such as mixing big batches of cookie dough and kneading bread dough.