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Yes y'all, the Cuisinart 3-Speed Mixer may only have four stars on Amazon, but it gets five out of five stars in our hearts, especially when compared to other mixers under $30 — and you can get it from Amazon in white or red starting at $18.99!
The distinguishing differences begin with its thin but sturdy stainless steel beaters, which almost act like whisks — it made the fluffiest, airiest whipped cream in our testing without much effort at all.
And it doesn’t only excel at delicate tasks! It also creamed cold butter in the blink of an eye and made short work of a classic cookie dough recipe without a single clogged-up beater.
It doesn't come with any other attachments, but unless you’re baking bread on the regular, you probably won’t miss the dough hooks included with other mixers. Honestly, 98% of the time you use a hand-mixer at any price point, basic beaters are all you need.
At 2.6 pounds, it’s on the lighter end of mixers, so your arms will almost never get tired. Plus its slim, ergonomic handle and body design make it easy (and even kind of fun!) to use.
Of course, we're not the only ones in love with this inexpensive powerhouse — plenty of Amazon reviewers swear it's an excellent choice!
And check out our picks for best mid-priced and high-end hand mixers on BuzzFeed Reviews.
The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.