Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium 5-Speed mixer

This Black+Decker hand mixer was Good in overall performance, and has the following:

  • power burst
  • dough hook(s)
  • whisk(s)
  • storage case
  • 3 year warranty


The Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium 5-Speed is part of the Mixer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Mixer models like the Helix Performance Premium 5-Speed 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.

Mixing: Proficiency at mixing cookie dough.

Convenience: Convenience considers factors such as ease of using controls and inserting and removing beaters.


Additional features Additional features Additional features like digital display, timer, storage case, etc.
Bowl rest, storage case


Dough hooks Dough hooks Use for kneading yeast bread doughs.
Whisk Whisk Best for whipping cream or egg whites.
Interchangeable beaters Interchangeable beaters Noted when beaters can be put into either socket.
Wire beaters Wire beaters These are easier to clean than conventional center-post beaters.
Slow-start Slow-start This feature prevents ingredients from spattering when starting the mixer.