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Breville BHM500XL mixer

This Breville hand mixer was Good in overall performance, and has

  • digital speed indicator
  • power burst
  • separate on/off switch
  • dough hooks
  • whisk
  • 1-year warranty


The Breville BHM500XL is part of the Mixer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Mixer models like the BHM500XL 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.


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.