RUSSELL HOBBS ILLUMINA HAND MIXER
$69, from Tangs Orchard and Metro Centrepoint WHAT’S GREAT With the slimmest dough hooks, it was the easiest to get at bits of flour stuck to my mixing bowl. It kneaded a smooth dough in good time. It has a slightly bulkier handle than the Philips mixer, but was not uncomfortable to grip. WHAT’S NOT It took the longest time – 2 minutes 45 seconds – to whip cream. When creaming butter and sugar, there were still visible sugar crystals after 10 minutes; the mixture was also the least smooth among the three batches I made. VERDICT An average mixer that gets the job done for the occasional baker.