I have a hand held electric mixer which I use. I hate kitchen gadgets. Waste of money and space in my opinion. I am a minimalist. The few things I have are vintage, American made, and very high quality.
I have a Kenwood Chef and I use it mainly for baking cakes, biscuits etc.
However as I have the attachments for mincing, shredding, I also use it regularly for things like cold slaw or shredding cabbage or cheese etc.
A very handy gadget.
Before that I had a Sunbeam Mixmaster for 30 years.
I have a food processor that does everything but whistle Dixie. It's a Breville. No need to have a mixer that only mixes. Prefer to have one appliance that does it all. I use it when making certain things. I just made a strawberry cream pie and a lemon meringue pie for a Christmas party. Made both things from Go to Whoa using the processor. We have a handheld electric mixer that I may use to whip cream to put on a dessert, instead of getting out the processor just for something simple like that. I never make cakes or biscuits, but occasionally make a dessert. With Christmas round the corner, I am doing a lot more cooking..
You should've invested in the more expensive 'Beyond the Pale' version!
Not only does it whistle 'Dixie' but also plays Tchaikovsky's 'Piano Concerto #1', as well as Nigel Kennedy's latest version of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons'!
Don't know why you scrimped on saving $2, when you could've bought THIS!
I was given a second hand Sunbeam mixmaster in 1975. I used it a lot. It gave up the ghost about 10 years back but I still have the large bowl which I use frequently. I have a hand held Kenwood electric mixer which I use now and then. If I make a cake I usually mix it by hand. These days I hardly ever use cream but if I do and need to beat it I use the Kenwood mixer.
I have a collection of Sunbeam MixMasters, sadly in storage at present. I have one on my counter that I use occasionally, mainly if I have citrus to juice. It is a yellow one like Jonaj picture. I don't have the cool geen accessories, mine are black.
I have a Kitchen Aid mixer that I love and use about once or twice a month.
I've several electric mixers, Kenwood Chefette, and 4 others, one is an expensive brand and I can't for the life of me, remember the brand. I tend to use one of the cheaper brands, or the hand held mixer purely for the convenience and rarely use the newest food processor which my husband bought because I don't like the brand, nor the ugly stainless steel style of it.
We'd told both of our daughters, years ago, that we'd buy them a mixmaster. They both loved the Kitchen Aid ones. I can't remember what colour 1 the eldest daughter bought, but the youngest daughter only choose hers in March, while we were visiting, & bought the lovely 'ice' coloured 1. She had a photo on Facebook of the 16 hot x buns she'd made with it to take to the in-laws for their week-end away over Easter.