Hamilton Beach 64695N Power Deluxe is a versatile, affordable appliance that doubles as both a stand and hand mixer. When used as a stand mixer, a lever moves the bowl to the side, creating a consistent mix and space to add ingredients.
With the press of a button, the mixing arm detaches from the stand and provides the flexibility and control of a hand mixer. When used manually, the bowl rest feature keeps the beaters from dripping onto a counter top.
In addition to 275 watts of power, the mixer features six speeds and an additional power burst button to muscle through even the stiffest cookie dough. A 4 quart glass bowl, beaters and dough hooks come included to let you start mixing immediately. When finished with your recipe, this appliance is as easy to clean as it is to use.
The mixer is just over 13 inches high and, since it only weighs 11 pounds, it is light weight enough to store in a cabinet or deep drawer.
Hamilton Beach 64695N Power Deluxe 6 Speed Hand/Stand Mixer Features and Specification
- Easily switches between being a stand or hand mixer
- Shift & Stir bowl
- 275 Watts peak power
- QuickBurst button
- 4 quart glass bowl.
- Includes beaters, whisk and dough hooks
- Bowl Rest mixer stabilizer Easy-clean rounded cord
- Warranty: 2-year warranty.
In our research of the Hamilton Beach 64695N Power Deluxe, we found many contradicting reviews and opinions. While many users were pleased with the money saved by their purchase, the majority of reviewers regretted their purchase and advised others to avoid this product. Due to these contradicting reports, the mixer received an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Reviewers agreed that the greatest advantage of this mixer lie in its price, which is listed at $50. Many reviewers like the concept of having both a stand and hand mixer.
However, several reviewers found that the stand feature was less than useful and usually chose to use the mixer manually. Even then, there were complaints about how the power cord got in the way and how heavy the mixer was when used by hand. A major complaint resulted from the capacity of the mixer.
While a few reviewers were pleased with the size of the 4 quart bowl, many had issues with batter creeping up the beater when making larger batches. Transversely, several reviewers pointed out that the mixer performs poorly on small batches because the beaters do not reach the bottom of the bowl. Thankfully, this can be fixed by using the mixer by hand. Another contradiction in the reviews involved the lightweight design of the mixer. While some users enjoyed the portability, others complained that it made the mixer feel flimsy and unstable when mixing stiff batters. According to some users, the button to release the mixer from the stand is extremely difficult to press.
A couple reviewers agreed that the power burst feature was useless. Ultimately, the most concerning reports mentioned the mixer’s motor burning out. Several users claimed the machine perpetually smelled hot when in use, while others experienced a total burn out, complete with smoke. One user attributed the motor failure to trying to make bread with the included dough hooks. However, another user had the same experience with peanut butter cookie dough.
On the other hand, some reviewers claimed that they did not experience any such problems with the mixer. One user had absolutely no issues and recommended reading the instruction manual thoroughly for advice on how to use the mixer on difficult tasks. Overall, if you are only planning to use your mixer for light tasks, such as boxed cake mixes, this may be a cost-effective solution. However, if you expect to do more serious mixing, we recommend avoiding the Hamilton Beach 64695N Power Deluxe. Instead, we recommend considering the similar Cuisinart HSM-70 or Kalorik M-21847 200 watt mixers. As enticing as the price of the Power Deluxe mixer may be, this appears to be an instance of getting exactly what you pay for, which, unfortunately, is not very much.