Hamilton Beach 64650 Review- A Stand Mixer / Hand Mixer Classic

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8.2 Total Score

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  • Doubles as hand-mixer.
  • Powerful motor.
  • Very easy to use.
  • 6 speeds and Quick Burst button.
  • Comes with 2 beaters, 1 whisk and 2 dough hooks.
  • Affordable.

A review for anyone looking for a stand /hand mixer that has been in the market for many years and proven to be a highly reliable product. Hamilton Beach 64650 was released back in 2003 and is to this day one of the best selling and top rated stand mixers on Amazon.

This is our 2nd review on the Hamilton Beach 64650, a staff member had a different point of view on this product and we decided it would be good for our readers if we shared both opinions. Check 1st review here.
Hamilton Beach is one of the top manufacturers in USA. The company was founded back in 1910 and has ever since released a wide range of kitchen appliances. One of their most famous products is Hamilton Beach 64650, released in 2003 it was very well received by the public and embraced as one of the best mixers to have in any household. Of course, 15 years after there are better and most modern appliances in the market. However, Hamilton Beach has adjusted the price of the product, and together with a good performance, it has remained one of the top choices to this day. Let’s move on to our in-depth review.

  • 4 qt. Stainless Steel Bowl.
  • 6 Speeds and QuickBurst Button.
  • Bowl Rest™ Mixer Stabilizer.
  • 290W motor.
  • Shift and Stir Bowl.
  • 2 Beaters, Whisk and 2 Dough Hooks.

Performance

No surprises here, what do you expect from a product that has been on the shelves for 15 years and still keps an above average rating on Amazon together with very high sales? Exactly, means it has good performance even compared to the current market standards. It’s the perfect tool for kneading a batch of dough and blending a dressing. To achieve faster results just unlock the mixer from its base (switching to hand mixer functionality). The mixer is powered by a 290W motor, enough to get the job done.

You must lift up the bowl to get the beaters to mix in what is in the bottom.

Features

Hamilton Beach 64650 is a standard mixer, nothing fancy to highlight, it does what is supposed to do. It features 6 speeds, from high to low, plus a QuickBurst button to get max efficiency in achieving a homogeneous dressing and dough. The bowl has a shift & stir function so you can properly get to every spot of the bowl, ensuring everything is blended right. The stainless steel bowl is 4 quarts (16 cups), enough to bake a big cake for the family. In terms of power, HB 64650 motor, as previously mentioned, peaks at 290W.

Material & Design

While we were surprised at the quality of the material, pratically all parts of the mixer are made of stainless steel, which is a very strong and anti-corrosive type of material, some parts of the design are faulty. We are talking about the fact you have to lift up the bowl to get the beaters to mix what is at the bottom of the bowl properly, if you don’t do it much of the ingredients will be stuck to the side. Although this isn’t a major design flaw, it still can be a little bit annoying for some people. The second design flaw is the intake slits not being adequately positioned in the right place, thus sucking in flour most of the time, which can lead to a horrible smell if you don’t pay attention to this issue. Overall, it’s a decent durable product for the long-term (if used ocasionally every week, if you need a mixer to sue every single day go for a b

Ease of Use

A simple and easy to use product, as expected from a standard stand/hand mixer the learning curve is minimal, what you see is what you get, nothing fancy. Behaves like any other low-cost mixer. If you have any questions or doubts just drop a comment down below and we will be very happy to reply.

Price

Throughout the years the price of this product has adapted to the market and its competition. At the time of this review the price tag is at $41.74. We believe this is a good deal, but if it goes lower than $30, it’s a must-buy. Remember, you are not paying for any fancy features, you are paying for good performance and decent durability.

 

What do verified customers have to say?

“This is good for the hobby baker or college student. It’ll do the job. To be quite honest, for the price, it’s actually pretty impressive. Put it this way, if this item were 150 bucks it would get a 1 star rating. For the money though? Not bad at all. I’ve made a few loaves of bread with it and it kept chugging along through the thick, sticky dough. It’s not terribly powerful but if your budget is low and you need a mixer that’ll work then you should be good with this. If you plan to use it a few times a week, then spend some more and get something better. I don’t think this would hold up to constant use for very long but couple times a month? Shouldn’t be a problem.”
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Hamilton Beach 64650
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8.2 Total Score
A Kitchen Classic for Casual Use

Released back in 2003 it is one of Amazon's best selling mixers with dual functionality. It's great for baking and performs exactly has needed. It does have some design flaws but nothing too major. Overall, it's a great product for a good price.

Performance
8
Features
8
Design & Material
8
Ease of Use
9
Price
8
PROS
  • Doubles as hand-mixer.
  • Powerful motor.
  • Very easy to use.
  • 6 speeds and Quick Burst button.
  • Comes with 2 beaters, 1 whisk and 2 dough hooks.
  • Affordable.
CONS
  • Sometimes at max speed bowl slides off stand.
  • You must lift up the bowl to get the beaters to mix in what is in the bottom.
  • Intake slits are not adequately positioned.
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