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One-year Update: So far, so good!,
This review is from: Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White (Kitchen)
I just bought this mixer after reviewing Amazon comments and other Web sites. Amazon users give the Cuisinart mixed reviews, but several other sites, such as Cooks.com give it very high marks -- equal to or better than the KitchenAid. It came down to this mixer or a KitchenAid. I decided to buy the Cuisinart, based on the 3-year warranty. One use tells me the mixer has the power I need. It feels and looks first rate, and the beaters do a great job. I agree with everything the first reviewer said in his excellent review, except I don't think the beater release is all that flimsy, unless you are trying to jam attachements in that aren't made for the unit. I'd be reluctant to use other brand dough hooks or attachments as he suggested. The ones I have from a previous mixer are not only larger on the tips (he filed those down) but are also a bit thicker on the shafts. I think you're asking for trouble if you try to force other units' attachments into this mixer. I rate it four stars because Cuisinart doesn't even make dough hooks for this model -- then again, I've never found dough hooks to be very useful on a hand mixer. Oh yeah, I got this baby at "Bad Breath and Beyond" for $49 after I used the 20% coupon. But mine is ALL CHROME top to bottom -- it looks and feels totally awesome! I'll try to upate this review after I've used the mixer a while longer.
ONE YEAR UPDATE:
The mixer continues to perform as expected. I mainly use it for cookie dough, cake mixes, and mashed potatoes. It slugs through them exactly as I'd want. The "soft" start is really a nice feature as it keeps things from flying all over the kitchen when the beaters start up. I think I saw the price had come down $10 at Bed Bath and Beyond, making the mixer an even better value.
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Initial post: Feb 22, 2008 1:04:03 PM PST
Still like this hand mixer??? I had another one burn out and I am on the hunt for a good one...not a cheap one. thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2008 3:32:27 PM PST
I'm very interested in this mixer...the only thing keeping me from purchasing this is not knowing if the beaters are made of stainless steel. This is very important to me because the mixer I have now are not and they rusted over time. Kitchenaid makes theirs out of stainless steel but there are a lot of reviews out there where the beater holder failed hence making the mixer worthless after a very short period of time.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 12:28:55 PM PST
"Bad BREATH and Beyond" is priceless!! Lol
Posted on Sep 18, 2009 7:26:01 PM PDT
Thanks in large part to this review, I went to BB&B today and bought a shiny new Cuisinart® Power Advantage™ 7-Speed Hand Mixer. After plugging it in and testing it to see if it works, I'm almost ready to take it back and exchange it or get a refund. This thing is LOUD! and not in a good way. It is so loud in speeds 1 through 3, I wonder if it's defective. However, from speed 4 on, it's fine. I read all the other reviews to see if anyone else had a similar experience and several say it's noisy. Now I'm not sure if I should live with it or take it back...
Posted on Feb 15, 2010 7:19:08 PM PST
There are dough hooks you can buy for this model. here is a link !!http://cuisinart.factoryoutletstore.com
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2010 8:31:34 AM PST
I use both my KitchenAid stand mixer and hand mixers a lot. I killed my first KitchenAid stand mixer after about five years and upgraded to the Professional 600. The KitchenAid hand mixer didn't fare as well. It only lasted about nine months. Still looking for a heavy duty hand mixer that is made in America that can handle every day frequent mixing use.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 6:13:09 PM PST
rosie t says:
Must be a defect. Just bought this mixer but the 'plus' version . . . which Ilm figuring is because it included a chef's whisk, and dough hooks and a small spatula that all store in a clear 'bin' with the power cord that snaps onto the bottom of the mixer. Very neat. Did pull it out for first time today and find that the 'bin' doesn't unsnap as easy as it snaps on. Small probelm . . . I was still able to store properly by only snapping one end. So far am loving the power and versatility with all of the attachments included. BB&Beyond 59.99 with 20% coupon . . . . very reasonable price. And, very happy with the quality.
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