IMHO, nothing says "adulting" more than owning a KitchenAid mixer. If you don't have the budget (yet) for the grand daddy of appliances (the standing mixer), fear not! This handheld mixer is perfect for someone who is just inching their way into the kitchen. It has five speeds, a lockable swivel cord, and stainless steel beaters. My favorite feature is the beater ejector button — if you've ever gotten your finger caught in a spinning beater, you'll know why.
Promising review: "I almost returned this because I thought, 'Oh, it's going to be heavy, there's no room in my kitchen,' etc. — but I am so glad I tried it first! This mixer is light, powerful, and so easy to both use and clean!!! The beaters just snap in and the eject button pops them out so easily to rinse off. My cake batter and icing and glaze were the smoothest they have ever been. This product has actually changed my life." —Culinary mistress
Get it from Walmart for $39.96+ (available in 16 colors).
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