A hand mixer is one of the must-have small appliances in my kitchen. While I’ll use my KitchenAid stand mixer for a lot of different things, I always pull out my hand mixer for quick tasks. I’d probably use it a lot more if I wasn’t tied to a power source, and that’s just one of the reasons why I love the KitchenAid cordless 7 speed hand mixer.
The KitchenAid Cordless 7 Speed Hand Mixer is part of the KitchenAid cordless collection that includes the hand mixer, the KitchenAid cordless 5 cup chopper, and the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender. All three run on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
You can plug the hand mixer in for 2 hours to charge to full battery and then you can beat, mix, or blend to your heart’s content. The charge lasts so long you can make it through 4 batches of cookies before you need to charge again, and you can use your hand mixer anywhere in your kitchen because you’re not tied to a cord.
Appearance and features of the KitchenAid cordless 7 speed hand mixer
The KitchenAid cordless 7 speed hand mixer is a standard size hand mixer that comes with two beaters. Like all KitchenAid appliances, you get to choose your hand mixer in your favourite colour, and it is available in Empire Red, White, Matte Black, Onyx Black, and Blue Velvet.
- Seven-speed blender can mix, cream, or whip everything from chunky cookie dough to egg whites or whip cream
- Soft Start feature will gradually build up speed so you don’t splatter ingredients inside or outside your bowl
- Self-standing hand mixer will use beaters and the side of the bowl to rest when you need to add ingredients or scrape
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you enough of a charge to work through 200 cookies before you need to charge again
- Battery indicator light shows you when it’s time to recharge the battery
- If your hand mixer’s battery has been depleted, a quick 10-minute charge will be enough to blend up a cake mix or quick dessert
Testing the KitchenAid cordless hand mixer
Having a kitchen island is great because it gives you space to prep your food, but if you’re like me, you don’t have a power source on your island. That means you’re limited to how much you can prep on it, and in my case, the nearest power outlet is too far away to plug anything in.
That’s why it’s so great to have cordless appliances, and I’ve been using the KitchenAid hand mixer in every corner of my kitchen. It gives you the freedom to cook everywhere, and it’s so nice to just pick it up and use it wherever I’d like to.
Charging the KitchenAid cordless hand mixer
When you unpack the KitchenAid cordless hand mixer you’ll see a battery charger, the body of the hand mixer, and the two beaters. The hand mixer should already have a bit of a charge, but so you can start fresh you should plug it in and let it charge until the battery is full.
From empty, it will take about 2 hours to fully charge, and then holds a charge for up to 4 batches of cookies. All KitchenAid cordless appliances use the same charger, so if you have all three you can just keep one charger out to give you power when you need it.
Soft Start keeps the splatter to a minimum
If you’ve ever used a hand mixer, you know that if you dial up the speed to the level you’d like and place the beaters in the bowl, sometimes you’ll get splatter. I’ve made the mistake of putting my own mixer’s beaters in a bowl of heavy cream and immediately turning it to half speed. I was wiping spots of cream off the tile for quite awhile.
Thanks to the Soft Start feature, that level of splatter doesn’t happen with the KitchenAid cordless 7 speed hand mixer. You can turn it on to your preferred speed and the hand mixer will slowly increase the speed until it’s at the level you’d like. That slow start keeps splatter in the bowl, where it belongs.
Self-standing hand mixer will rest easily on the bowl
If you’re mixing up something messy and you want to add an ingredient or you want to scrape the bowl, what do you do with your hand mixer? I’ve always taken it out of the bowl and put it on the counter, but that leaves a mess behind when things drip off the beaters.
With the KitchenAid cordless hand mixer, you can rest the mixer on the side of the bowl. The beaters keep it firmly in place so you can easily scrape the bowl or take a minute to do something else.
Long-lasting battery keeps you baking
I tested out how long the battery would last by working my way through a batch of chocolate chip cookies, egg whites, whip cream, and muffins. I ran at speed 5 and speed 7, and I still had a green light when I was attempting another set of cookies. It only started to lose battery power after I creamed the butter on that last batch.
The great thing about the KitchenAid cordless 7 speed hand mixer is that, if you lose power, a quick 10-minute charge should give you enough battery to get you through whatever you’re mixing. It may only last a few minutes when you’re making thick cookie dough, but it will still see you through when you need it.
It’s a pretty powerful hand mixer, and I had no issues at all working my way through chunky cookie dough. I think a bit more power would be required if I were to make something like cowboy cookies with several ingredients, but speed 7 is more than enough power to work through basic recipes.
Wipe the mixer, wash the beaters
To clean up the KitchenAid cordless hand mixer, all you have to do is toss the beaters in the dishwasher and give the body of the hand mixer a wipe with a damp cloth. I think it’s important to always look at the bottom of the hand mixer for splatter and wipe it away, as that can build up over time.
Should you choose the KitchenAid cordless 7 speed hand mixer?
With the KitchenAid Cordless 7 Speed Hand Mixer you have the freedom to mix everywhere in your kitchen. You aren’t tied to a power cord or outlet, so you can easily maneuver your hand mixer. If you need to pause, it rests easily on the side of the bowl, and the seven speeds give you more than enough power to perform basic kitchen tasks.
Now that I’ve used the KitchenAid cordless hand mixer, I can imagine all of the places I would have used it in the past. Cord-free is the way to be, and you can find the KitchenAid cordless 7 speed hand mixer and the other small appliances in the KitchenAid cordless collection on Best Buy right now.