REVIEW – Computer and photography gadgets are my favorite, but food gadgets come in a close third place. I enjoy cooking, and our previous mixer went kaput, so when the Hauswirt Stand Mixer review offer came along, I decided it would be a great time to replace it.
What is it?
The Hauswirt Stand Mixer is a 5.3 quart, 550W tilt-head kitchen mixer.
What’s in the box?
- Hauswirt Stand Mixer
- 5.3-quart Stainless Steel bowl
- Flat Beater
- Dough Hook
- Wire Whip
- Pouring Shield
- Instruction manual
Design and features
A mixer is a simple device, yet they make kitchen work much easier. The Hauswirt Stand Mixer does what most other mixers do, and then some.
The Hauswirt Stand Mixer features a digital display to show time and speed. The mixer also includes a 10-minute timer with an alarm. The timer has two modes. When the alarm is not used, the timer counts up whenever the mixer starts and resets to zero when turned off. When the alarm is set, the timer counts down from the set time and automatically turns off when the timer reaches zero.
The mixer has eight speeds plus a pulse function. The planetary movement of the head ensures thorough mixing. Four suction-cup non-skid feet ensure that the mixer stays put, and they work very well. The 550W motor easily handles big jobs and includes built-in overload protection that will automatically shut the motor off to prevent it from burning out.
Another feature that I like about this mixer is that it will automatically shut off if the head is raised to prevent injury from the rotating attachments. Speaking of attachments, the mixer comes with a K-beater for your standard mixing, a mixing whisk for cream and whip, and a dough hook for kneading dough. A simple push and turn engages and disengages the attachments.
A clear pouring shield allows for adding ingredients and prevents loose contents from splashing out of the stainless steel bowl. The shield is easily removable if you wish to use the mixer without it.
I particularly like that the mixer includes two separate power hubs for attaching different tools such as a blender or meat grinder (available for purchase separately).
What I like
- Simple controls
- Option accessory attachment points
- Easy to operate Timer/Alarm
- Metal gears
What I’d change
- Could be a little quieter
The Hauswirt stand mixer is a great mixer. It’s nice to have a product that does exactly what it’s supposed to and does it well. It’s lighter than the Kitchen-Aid mixer we used to have, making it much easier to move around. It is a little louder than the Kitchen-Aid mixer, but it does cost substantially less.