Effective. Sluggish with heavy dough, but for mixing cookie and cake batter it does just fine.
Watch it work. Hands-free mixing gets the job done while you look on.
Mediocre. The unique design makes it a standout countertop-appliance, but there are limited color options.
Worth the price. A reasonable 3-year warranty provides a safety net, but owners say this machine is durable.
If you're not buying into the KitchenAid hype, the Hamilton Beach Eclectrics All-Metal Stand Mixer is worth a look. As the name suggests, it's constructed entirely of metal, so it's built to last. Hamilton Beach also backs this appliance with a 3-year warranty so you're covered should you encounter any issues while getting to know your machine.
"If you're not buying into the KitchenAid hype, the Hamilton Beach Eclectrics All-Metal Stand Mixer is worth a look."
Owners love the features of this stand mixer including 12 speeds that allow for precise control, a tilt-head design that makes cleanup a cinch, and a 2-way rotating action that moves the bowl and beaters in opposite directions to fully incorporate all ingredients.
-Malorie Sellers, Home & Garden Editor, January 2014