Recently, the mixer I had for years broke down and I went looking for a new one. Finances are tight, so I couldn’t even consider a high end mixer. I found the Hamilton Beach 64650 6-Speed Classic Stand Mixer for a reasonable price, less than $40 and was pleasantly surprised at the specifications.
- Works as a hand or stand up mixer
- 290 watts
- Stainless steel bowl holds four quarts
- 6 speed motor
- Has a Quickburst button for extra power
- Mix stabilizer keeps the bowl from moving
- Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.4 x 15.4 inches
- Lightweight at only 5 pounds
This mixer can be used as a stand or hand mixer; just use the mixer release button to remove the mixer from the stand. It also has a bowl rest feature so that it can be used with large mixing bowls. The turntable includes a Shift and Stir lever so that the beaters can be positioned either near the bowl or the center.
Includes beaters, a whisk and dough hooks. Optional attachments include soft scrape beaters and a whisk, and a wire beater set. Additionally, the traditional beater and the bowl are sold on Hamilton Beach’s website as replaceable parts.
The Hamilton Beach 64650 comes with a standard one-year limited warranty. However, the customer must pay shipping costs both to and from the manufacturer. Considering the under-$40 price tag, it isn’t likely that this would be cost effective.
In spite of the underwhelming reviews, I would still recommend this mixer to those that are looking for something that won’t break the bank. It is especially inexpensive when you consider that it is both a hand and a stand mixer. It is easy to use, and comes with a decent array of attachments. While it may not have the longevity of higher end products, at the cost, it is simple to replace should it go bad. As someone that has used Hamilton Beach products for years, I know that I will get what I pay for, if not much else.