Updated 11 Oct 2017

Home & Co

Bench Mixer

Snapshot: The Home & Co Bench Mixer is an affordable option with a 1.8L bowl. How well does it beat, mix and knead?

Bench Mixer
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$39

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Test results

Overall score
55
Performance
?/10
Beating egg whites
?/10
Mixing cake batter
?/10
Kneading dough
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Comprehensive instructions with speed setting guide and some recipes.
  • Components are dishwasher safe.

But

  • No scraper beater.
  • Light weight unit can lift off bench when lifting motor head, unit is very flimsy.
  • Unit has suction feet however does not keep unit stable on bench.
  • Some pressure required to push out beaters using eject button.
  • No pouring shield supplied, need to reduce speed when adding ingredients as ingredients can splash out.
  • Exterior has many cracks and crevices where dirt can accumulate.
  • Mixer head jolts and unit can jump during mixing.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Beating egg whites (20 percent)
  • Mixing cake batter (20 percent)
  • Kneading dough (20 percent)
  • Ease of use (40 percent)

Key data

Model

Avg price
$39
Type
Benchtop

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
27 x 29 x 20
Noise (dBA)
74
Weight (kg)
1.7
Wattage (W)
250
Number of speeds
6
Bowl capacity (L)
1.8
Bowl type
Stainless steel
Mixer construction
Plastic

Features

Whisk
No
Dough hooks
Yes
Beater
Yes
Splashguard
No
Pulse option
No
Bowl lock
Yes
Dishwasher-safe bowl
Yes
Boost/turbo option
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
Kmart exclusive