KitchenAid Hand Mixer

While it’s true that the KitchenAid hand mixer does not hold icon status like other KitchenAid mixers do, it certainly holds its own as a highly efficient small kitchen appliance.

Use our KitchenAid hand mixer reviews to learn all about the KitchenAid Architect hand mixer (9- and 7-speed) and the Ultra Power series (7- and 5-speed) so you can be sure to select the right hand mixer for you.

KitchenAid Hand Mixer Architect Series

KitchenAid Hand Mixer Architect 9-SpeedArchitect KitchenAid Hand Mixer Features

  • Clean Touch™ Speed Control Pad for easy fingertip control of speeds by simply pressing the Up or Down arrows to increase or decrease speed.
  • Easy to Read Speed Indicator: digital display makes switching speeds easy.
  • Electronic sensor adjusts the power to maintain a steady mixing speed.
  • Comfort Handle: Elastomer soft-grip for comfortable handling at all speeds.
  • Non-Tip Heel Rest for stability when mixer is idle.
  • Air Vents positioned to prevent clogging from ingredients.
  • Oversized Beater Ejection Button makes it easy to remove beaters single-handedly.
  • Easy Cleanup: the KitchenAid handheld mixer’s smooth design, including its round-shaped lockable swivel cord, naturally discourages ingredients from getting trapped.
  • Lockable Swivel Cord allows you to mix at any angle comfortably.
  • Watts & Power: powerful light weight motor with a frequency of 60 Hz and 120V.
  • Dimensions:

Depth 7 1/2 Inches
Height 6 7/16 Inches
Width 3 1/2 Inches
Weight 3 LB

Architect KitchenAid Hand Mixer Accessories

Turbo Beater Accessories

Designed without center post to avoid clogging and minimize food collection and splashing, these dishwasher safe, high quality stainless steel beaters should not be used to mix bread dough.

Stainless Steel Liquid Blender Rod

Designed for mixing from 8 to 32oz of liquid, the 8 ½”L liquid blender rod is perfect for lightly blending anything from smoothies and diet drinks to soups and sauces. Just hand wash and wipe dry.

Stainless Steel Dough Hooks

Ideal for bread making, these dough hooks will save time and effort kneading yeast bread doughs for you, and they’re dishwasher safe too.

Stainless Steel Pro Whisk

Included with 9-speed KHM920 model only
Helps infuse air into whipped cream and egg whites and ensures smoothness of puddings and sauces

Architect KitchenAid Hand Mixer 9-Speed & 7-Speed Models

Apart from the fact that the KHM720 KitchenAid Architect hand mixer comes without a whisk (included with the KHM920), the main difference between these two Kitchen Aid hand mixers is that the KitchenAid KHM720 features 7 speeds, two less than the KHM920.

KitchenAid Architect Hand Mixer 9-SpeedThe KHM920 Architect KitchenAid 9 speed hand mixer features four slow stir speeds and two high whip speeds:
Speeds 0-4: to help keep dry ingredients from splashing, use to combine dry and liquid ingredients, stir in chunky ingredients (nuts, chocolate chips, etc.), mix batters, etc.
Speeds 5-7: for heavier mixes like muffins, quick breads, squash, cream cheese, or mashed potatoes
Speeds 8-9: to beat egg whites, meringues

Pink KitchenAid Hand Mixer Architect 7-SpeedThe KHM720 Architect KitchenAid hand mixer 7 speed features two slow stir speeds and one high whip speed:
Speeds 0-2: to help keep dry ingredients from splashing, use to combine dry and liquid ingredients, stir in chunky ingredients (nuts, chocolate chips, etc.), mix batters, etc.
Speeds 3-6: for heavier mixes like cookie dough, muffins, bread & cake batters, frostings, squash, cream cheese, mashed potatoes, heavy cream
Speed 7: to beat egg whites, meringues

Architect KitchenAid Hand Mixer Colors

The KHM920 Architect KitchenAid 9-speed hand mixer is offered in Candy Apple Red, Cocoa Silver, Brushed Chrome, Empire Red, and White.

The 7-speed KHM720 Architect Kitchen Aid hand mixer comes in Candy Apple Red, Onyx Black, White, Pink and Empire Red

Architect KitchenAid Hand Mixer Price

At Amazon, you can find offers from participating merchants on the Kitchen Aid hand mixer Architect series and quickly target the most appealing deals. Just remember to check shipping costs, and that Amazon often includes free shipping if you order from them directly.

Architect KitchenAid Hand Mixer Reviews

The KitchenAid Architect hand mixer KHM920 is fairly new and garners only 5 reviews, 80% of them consisting of 4- or 5-star ratings.

AMAZON RATING: 4.5 Stars

“…this mixer is so much lighter than the one it replaces, yet it’s very powerful; able to handle all of the tasks thrown at it so far. Operation is smooth. Controls are easy to use. Plenty of attachments for the various jobs, although we’ve only used the normal beaters and the blender attachment. Overall, very happy with this mixer. ” – doho

The KitchenAid Architect hand mixer KHM720 is fairly new and garners only 8 reviews, 75% of them consisting of 4- or 5-star ratings.

AMAZON RATING: 4.5 Stars

“…the first thought on using this was “why did I put up with that other cheap (mixer) for so long?” The Kitchenaid 7 mixer works even better than it looks…” – Ketchikan Cook

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KitchenAid Architect Hand Mixer Cons

The KHM720 Architect Kitchen Aid hand mixer 7-speed comes without a whisk, deemed by some users a necessary accessory in order to properly whip egg whites and cream.

“This is a wonderful beater. Does the job well with thinner batters. Unfortunately I like to make cake alot, like pound cake. The thickness of these batters is just a little too much for this little beater. It slows down and speeds up during use, and on the box it’s called an “energy saver”. Truth is, it just slows down in thick batter because there’s not enough power to push the beaters!…” – cookinmama

KitchenAid Hand Mixer Ultra Power Series

UltraPower KitchenAid 7 Speed Hand MixerUltra Power Series Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer Features

  • Electronic sensor adjusts the power to maintain a steady mixing speed.
  • Comfort-designed Handle for comfortable handling at all speeds.
  • Non-Tip Heel Rest for stability when hand mixer is idle.
  • Air Vents positioned to prevent clogging from ingredients.
  • Oversized Beater Ejection Button makes it easy to remove beaters single-handedly.
  • Easy Cleanup: the Kitchen Aid hand mixers’ smooth design, including a round-shaped lockable swivel cord, naturally discourages ingredients from getting trapped.
  • Watts & Power: powerful light weight motor with a frequency of 60 Hz and 120V.
  • Dimensions:

Depth 7 1/2 Inches
Height 6 7/8 Inches
Width 3 1/2 Inches
Weight 3 LB

Specific to the Ultra Power Plus KHM7T:

  • Clean Touch™ Speed Control Pad for easy fingertip control of speeds by simply pressing the Up or Down arrows to increase or decrease speed.
  • Easy to Read Speed Indicator: digital display makes switching speeds easy.
  • Soft Start feature lets you ease into faster speed.

Ultra Power KitchenAid Hand Mixer Accessories

Turbo Beater Accessories

Designed without center post to avoid clogging and minimize food collection and splashing, these high quality stainless steel beaters are dishwasher safe. Should not be used to mix bread dough.

Stainless Steel Liquid Blender Rod

Optional with 7-speed Ultra Power Plus KHM7T
Designed for mixing from 8 to 32oz of liquid, the 8 ½”L liquid blender rod is perfect for lightly blending anything from smoothies and diet drinks to soups and sauces. Just hand wash and wipe dry.

Stainless Steel Dough Hooks

Optional with 7-speed Ultra Power Plus KHM7T
Ideal for bread making, these dough hooks will save time and effort kneading yeast bread doughs for you, and they’re dishwasher safe too.

Ultra Power KitchenAid Hand Mixer 7-Speed & 5-Speed Models

Ultra Power KitchenAid Hand Mixer 7 SpeedThe KHM7T Ultra Power Plus KitchenAid hand mixer 7 speed features two slow stir speeds and one high whip speed:
Speeds 0-2: to help keep dry ingredients from splashing, use to combine dry and liquid ingredients, stir in chunky ingredients (nuts, chocolate chips, etc.), mix batters, etc.
Speeds 3-6: for heavier mixes like cookie dough, muffins, bread & cake batters, frostings, squash, cream cheese, mashed potatoes, heavy cream
UltraPower KitchenAid Hand Mixer 5-SpeedSpeed 7: to beat egg whites, meringues

The KHM5DH Ultra Power KitchenAid hand mixer 5-speed features an easy-to-use 5-speed slide control with one slow-stir speed.

Ultra Power Kitchen Aid Hand Mixers Colors

The 7-speed KHM7T Ultra Power Plus Kitchen Aid hand mixer comes in Pink, White, Empire Red and Onyx Black.

The 5-speed KHM5HD Ultra Power KitchenAid hand mixer is offered in White.

Ultra Power Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer Price

At Amazon, you can find offers from participating merchants on your favorite Kitchen Aid hand mixers and quickly target the most appealing deals. Just remember to check shipping costs, and that Amazon often includes free shipping if you order from them directly.

Ultra Power KitchenAid Hand Mixer Reviews

The Kitchen Aid hand mixer Ultra Power Plus KHM7T garners 85 reviews, 77% of them consisting of 4- or 5-star ratings.

AMAZON RATING: 4 Stars

“I have used it for everything from cookie dough, to cream, to mashed (okay, whippped) potatoes. It has never failed me, I find it powerful enough for my purposes… Nicely balanced, easy to use. In short, a winner.” – L. Prichard

The Kitchen Aid hand mixer Ultra Power KHM5DH garners 71 reviews, 77% of them consisting of 4 or 5 star ratings.

AMAZON RATING: 4.5 Stars

“The Kitchen Aid hand mixer is actually more than I expected. It is light weight, easy to use, and has attachments that other mixers don’t usually have. While it is more expensive than your average hand mixer, I definitely feel I got my money’s worth…” – H. Buchicchio

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Ultra Power KitchenAid Hand Mixer Cons

Neither the Ultra Power Plus nor the Ultra Power KitchenAid hand mixer includes a Pro Whisk, and many users have commented that this accessory is necessary in order to whip egg whites and cream properly. Here’s what A Customer has to say:

“Fabulous Mixer, but most people will want the whisk:
The beaters that come with the mixer are very sturdy and work very nicely on heavy mixtures like cookie dough, but don’t move enough air into the mix to whip cream or egg whites efficiently. It has nothing to do with the mixer not being “fast” enough. With the whisk, which is the correct tool for the job, whipping cream is very quick and easy with this fine mixer.”

In addition, the Ultra Power Plus KHM7T Kitchen Aid hand mixer does not come with dough hooks or a liquid blender rod, which may or may not be an issue depending on what use you expect out of a hand mixer.

Whether you decide on a 9-, 7-, or 5-speed KitchenAid hand mixer will of course depend on how much you intend to use it, but keep in mind that KitchenAid hand mixer accessories help increase the versatility of their hand mixers.

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