May 19, 2006 (Updated May 23, 2006)
Review by vgbdaisy
User Rating: Excellent
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Pros:Great value and great performance. Consumers Report Best Buy.
Cons:No power intake, I want to mix,not process food or grind meat! so OK
I have been using my new Eclectrics Moroccan Red Stand mixer (Hamilton Beach 63222) and I love it. eclectrics is the upscale brand of Hamilton Beach. I have tried both this and the Kitchen Aid Artisan stand mixers. They both do a great job mixing cookie and kneading bread doughs. I was surprised that the Eclectrics stand mixer could do 4 batches of bread without a problem, and for the price, it is definetively a good value, especially since the comparable Kitchen Aid Artisan costs about $250. The HB even got the Consumer Report Best Buy rating last November. For those concerned about having to scrape the bowl, if you let the mixer mix the batter for the right amount of time, I think you will find that no scrapping is required. HB probably fixed the problem of the beaters not touching the bottom of the bowl, because my mixer, brand new,has the beaters go all the way to the bottom and I have no problem with things not being mixed well. Don't forget this mixer has a 3 year warranty, vs. Kitchen Aids 1 year. Enjoy your baking!!