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advice on hand-held mixers


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advice on hand-held mixers

rollin'jagaimo | | Nov 24, 2004 11:29 AM

I need some advice about hand-held mixers.

(I am certainly one of those who lust after a Kitchen-Aid mixer.... I stand in front of those 6-quart mixers for a long time whenever I visit a kitchen shop, and I pretend what it would be like to have one of my own. Can't justify purchasing one unless I start saving in a piggy bank and settle into a place with a spacy kitchen.)

In any case, I've been using a regular ol' hand-held mixer but it pooped out on me last month when I tried to whip up some cream cheese that wasn't soft enough. (Whoops.) The acrid smoke coming out of the engine was pretty traumatic.

Anyway, I'm ready to buy a replacement, and I was wondering if there was a difference between those mixers with only 1 attachment, versus a mixer with 2 attachments.

Also, what about electric cords vs cordless mixers? The cordless mixers with the rechargeable batteries, do they have a long shelf life as the ones with electric cords?