I love baking, especially if I’m rustling up a gorgeous loaf of bread. That said, if there is one job I’m not exactly crazy about, it’s kneading the dough by hand. There’s no doubt that hand-kneading makes that fresh loaf a labour of love but this time-consuming, and muscle-aching, task can feel more like a workout than an a relaxing baking session.
Thankfully, our trusty hand mixers can do the heavy lifting for us. Hand mixers are great kitchen appliances as they are compact, easy to use, portable, and get the job done quickly.
They are also significantly cheaper than a stand mixer, so they are ideal if you are trying to stay on a budget (although it’s certainly possible to bag a budget-friendly stand mixer!)
I generally use my hand mixer whip up batter for cakes, muffins and meringues. Could a hand mixer also mix tougher mixtuers, like bread dough, for example? Absolutely!
Although many hand mixers (especially the cheap ones) don’t have the power to mix bread dough, but if you get your hands on one with a powerful motor and dough hooks, then you will be able to mix bread dough no problem.
In a hurry? Here are a few of my favorite dough mixers…
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Let’s start with one of the best hand mixers out there.
This Cuisinart handheld mixer offers a 5-speed option with a 350-watt motor that can whip up almost anything and everything.
It also offers 3 low speeds, designed to give you mess-free mixing.
It comes with 2 beaters, 2 whisks and more importantly, 2 dough hooks.
The power combined with the many speed options will help you knead your bread dough effortlessly and with ease.
The ability to change speed with the touch of one control button makes this hand mixer super easy to use!
Did you know that with your Cuisinart Power Advantage you’ll get a spatula and a recipe book too? Bonus!
Baking tip: If you prefer having a neat baking bench, you can tuck the cords into its clip-on case.
If you are a budget baker who isn’t quite ready to splash out on the top of the range gear, this mixer might just be the perfect one for you.
It’s a 250 watt, 5 speed with turbo hand mixer that is fast and efficient with everything you mix. Its nylon beaters take complete control and mix every inch of the bowl, leaving no ingredients untouched.
You get 2 helix beaters for your general mixing, 2 dough hooks for your bread doughs and a whisk for light mixing.
All of the accessories are dishwasher friendly as well as having a detachable compartment to store all of the tools without taking up too much space in your cupboard.
Black and Decker may be more widely known for their durable building tools but this hand mixer should not go unnoticed.
Baking tip: Rest the heel of the mixer on the bowl for effortless mixing on your part. Also. don’t be surprised if the nylon starts to wear off the more you use it.
If you’re looking for an efficient electric whisk, then the KitchenAid 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer will be a perfect fit for your bread dough.
This versatile mixer doesn’t only whip up tasty recipes; it also features 9 levels of speeds ranging from gentle stirring for mixing light ingredients to a turbo speed for whipping cream or even mashing potatoes.
Its slow start also ensures that mess is kept to a minimum.
The Kitchen Aid features a stainless steel whisk, 2 dough hooks, two fast beaters, and a mixing rod. What more do you want from a hand mixer?
The durability and sturdiness of this hand mixer means it is ideal for your dough mixing.
Baking tip: If you don’t like seeing cords hanging around, this superb electric whisk also comes with a spacious storage bag to store the accessories when they’re not in use.
What makes the MultiMix the best hand mixer for bread dough is its 350-watt motor and 9-speed setting which delivers more power than a lot of the leading competitors out there.
The clever design also keeps the weight of the mixer directly over the bowl, making the mixing process a lot less like a workout and an overall enjoyable process.
Because bread dough is generally a thicker dough than that of a cake mix, for example, you will want a hand mixer that can deliver enough power to effectively mix your ingredients together, which the MultiMix is certainly more than capable of.
Baking tip: You get a food processor with your hand mixer! How great is that?
The intrinsic design of Breville Handy Mix Scraper qualified this electric whisk for a spot on our list.
Although it’s heavier than some of the other hand mixers, it makes up with its unique accessories.
It boasts 240 watts of power and it comes with 2 whisks, 2 dough whisks, and 2 resilient beaters.
The beaters are dressed with rubber scrapers, ensuring that there is minimal clinging and clanging around the bowl when mixing.
The pause button on this electric whisk is also a great bonus as you can add more ingredients mid mix without having to restart the speed of your mixer.
It might not be as powerful as other hand mixers so it might take a bit longer to knead your dough but it can still do the job just perfectly.
And did I mention that it is super quiet too? So, you can enjoy kneading your dough in peace.
Baking tip: Pop all the accessories in the detachable compartment to save up space in your kitchen. The rubber can also start to wear off the longer you use this Breville electric whisk.
Have you decided on the best hand mixer for bread dough yet?
This list of top quality, speedy hand mixers will no doubt help you make a decision, and there is no rush, take your time and compare each product.
At the end of the day, it comes down to which product you think will suit you and your baking needs the most.
Whether you choose the Cuisinart, the KitchenAid or the Black + Decker, all of these hand mixers are durable, sturdy and have the power to mix through the toughest of bread doughs and relieve you (and your arms!) from all that hand mixing!