Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium Hand Mixer
Hand mixers, such as the Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium Hand Mixer blur the distinction between manual stirring and stand mixing.
They are more mobile and can reach challenging angles when mixing batters and doughs. Hand mixers must be powerful enough to handle thick mixtures while remaining lightweight enough to avoid fatigue in your shoulder or arm.
Additionally, they require simple-to-use attachments and storage. We put the Helix through its paces. Continue reading to learn how it performed and whether you should consider adding it to your kitchen.
- 5 Speeds + Turbo Boost
- 250-Watt Motor
- Helix Beaters
- Includes – 2 helix beaters, 2 dough hooks, 1 wire whisk, and a snap-on storage case
- Reinforced Nylon Beaters
- Snap-On Storage Case
- Excellent color choices
- Case with snap-on lid
- Attachments are difficult to remove
- High speeds are required for thick doughs.
- At high speeds, it’s pretty loud.
The Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium Hand Mixer is a design that combines strength and simplicity. It lacks some of the more expensive models’ extra features, such as increased speeds or LCD displays. The speeds are adequate for light cooking. However, if you’re a severe baker who uses a hand mixer multiple times a week, the Helix may be insufficient.
We particularly liked the mixer’s flat back, which doubles as a stand. This feature was included in each hand mixer we tested. However, because the Helix’s cord exits from the side rather than the bottom, it fared better in our tests than some of the other models.
All accessories are conveniently stored in the cleverly designed storage case, which doubles as a snap-on cover for the mixer. The auto-eject button makes cleanup a breeze by quickly disconnecting the dishwasher-safe mixing tools.
Additionally, you can avoid messes by using the heel and bowl rest, which allows the mixer to sit upright on the bowl’s edge.
This set includes two helix beaters, two dough hooks, and one wire whisk, enabling you to whip up cake quickly and cookie batters, bread doughs, spreads and dips, homemade whipped cream, and whipped cream egg whites for a delicious meringue.
Finally, the Helix is available in eight different colors. The Helix will be a welcome addition to your design scheme for those who enjoy color-coordinating your kitchen appliances. Some of the colors are pretty retro, perfect for those who can’t get enough mid-century modern.
By maximizing beater overlap and mixing ingredients in multiple directions, the advanced helix design optimizes mixing performance. Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium Hand Mixer features reinforced nylon beaters that provide double the surface area and double the mixing performance of standard nylon beaters.
The 250-watt motor has five speeds, one of which is reduced to help prevent splatters. Additionally, a unique turbo boost boosts the power at each mixing speed, quickly combining thick ingredients.
The Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium Hand Mixer is not a model with a lot of features. Five manually adjustable speeds and a turbo boost button are included. The turbo boost is activated only while the button is pressed. We used it a few times when our doughs became too thick. Vibrations and shaking increased as the speed increased.
The only other features are the attachment release and storage case. The storage case is by far the superior of the two. It features a notch cut out on the side for the cord, which keeps it neatly tucked away when not in use.
Three different recipes were used to evaluate the Helix: chocolate chip cookie dough, pancake batter, and bread dough. We were confident that it would perform admirably with pancake batter, but the other two require vigorous hand mixing.
Creaming butter and sugar together was required for the cookie dough recipe. We neglected to defrost the butter in advance, coming straight from the deep freeze. We microwaved it to soften it, but it remained slightly frozen.
The bread dough presented the same difficulties as the cookie dough—a thick mixture that requires the beaters in part and the dough hooks in part. The Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium Hand Mixer was capable of mixing the bread dough at its maximum speed. At the conclusion, it shook and whirred loudly, but it worked. We did not use it for the entire time, preferring to knead it by hand because the hooks break up the dough.
The Helix produces a great deal of shaking and noise. However, given the price, it performed admirably.
Should you buy Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium Hand Mixer?
The Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium is a cost-effective hand mixer. You’re preceding different speeds and a few other benefits in exchange for a lower price. However, it is an excellent model for casual cooking.
It has the speed necessary for thicker mixes and a turbo function for quick bursts or dense combinations. Additionally, it receives a thumbs up for the included storage case. There is nothing more frustrating than attempting to locate all of the components for your kitchen appliances.
We would highly recommend the Black+Decker Helix Performance Premium Hand Mixer if you’re on a budget and only intend to use it occasionally, as it excels at basic mixing.
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