Hand Mixer Vs Stand Mixer
Unless you bake frequently, a hand mixer is probably all you need in your kitchen. They're perfectly suitable for whipping up the occasional cake batter or cookie dough. A hand mixer, however, can cause fatigue if you use it for an extended period of time. By contrast, stand mixers do the work for you leaving your hands free for other tasks (such as adding ingredients), and they are much more efficient. Of course, stand mixers are a lot more expensive than hand mixers.
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