September 26, 2020

Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White Report and Comparison

This is a review of Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White. Enjoy!

  • Hand blender with 220-watt motor and automatic feedback
  • 7 speed options; slide control easily shifts speeds with a single touch
  • Swivel cord; extra-long dishwasher-safe beaters; beater-eject lever
  • Spatula, chef’s whisk, instruction/recipe book included
  • Measures approximately 8 by 3-3/4 by 5-3/4 inches; 3-year limited warranty

The Cuisinart Power Advantage 7 Speed Hand Mixer, flawlessly and easily mixes even the heaviest ingredients. From dense cookie dough to whipped cream, the powerful motor with automatic feedback can perform any mixing task. And the slide control easily shifts speeds with just one touch! Read the rest of the review here…

List Price: $ 90.00


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  1. 210 of 211 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    One-year Update: So far, so good!, December 26, 2007
    S. Depenning (Charlotte, NC) –

    This review is from: Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White (Kitchen)

    I just bought this mixer after reviewing Amazon comments and other Web sites. Amazon users give the Cuisinart mixed reviews, but several other sites, such as give it very high marks — equal to or better than the KitchenAid. It came down to this mixer or a KitchenAid. I decided to buy the Cuisinart, based on the 3-year warranty. One use tells me the mixer has the power I need. It feels and looks first rate, and the beaters do a great job. I agree with everything the first reviewer said in his excellent review, except I don’t think the beater release is all that flimsy, unless you are trying to jam attachements in that aren’t made for the unit. I’d be reluctant to use other brand dough hooks or attachments as he suggested. The ones I have from a previous mixer are not only larger on the tips (he filed those down) but are also a bit thicker on the shafts. I think you’re asking for trouble if you try to force other units’ attachments into this mixer. I rate it four stars because Cuisinart doesn’t even make dough hooks for this model — then again, I’ve never found dough hooks to be very useful on a hand mixer. Oh yeah, I got this baby at “Bad Breath and Beyond” for $49 after I used the 20% coupon. But mine is ALL CHROME top to bottom — it looks and feels totally awesome! I’ll try to upate this review after I’ve used the mixer a while longer.


    The mixer continues to perform as expected. I mainly use it for cookie dough, cake mixes, and mashed potatoes. It slugs through them exactly as I’d want. The “soft” start is really a nice feature as it keeps things from flying all over the kitchen when the beaters start up. I think I saw the price had come down $10 at Bed Bath and Beyond, making the mixer an even better value.

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  2. 256 of 266 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great power for a handheld mixer, June 12, 2009
    D. Dang “dead eye dad” (Hawaii) –

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    This review is from: Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White (Kitchen)

    I was in the market for a new hand held mixer after the KitchenAid that I got for Christmas a couple of years back died an ignominious death while making a simple batch of chocolate chip cookies. I have a twenty year old, Heavy Duty, 325 watt KitchenAid stand mixer that has never let me down and I expected better from their hand held mixer. I could go on, but that’s another story.

    I had my search narrowed down to this seven speed Cuisinart and the Dualit (made in England) hand mixers and decided to go with the Cuisinart partly because it was lower in cost and partly because I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to get parts or repair support for the Dualit in case it ever needed it. Cuisinart is a major supplier of kitchen electrics in the USA and service centers are nearly everywhere.

    The Cuisinart boasts 7 speeds, and there is truly 7 different speeds. The first speed is quite slow, unlike the low speed of the Dualit, while the highest speed is quite brisk. All of the different speeds is achieved electronically through an electronic control circuit contained within the handle of the appliance.

    Initially, I was concerned about this. Old fashioned appliances, like my KitchenAid stand mixer, achieve different speeds by analog means in which a series of resistors (actually, a variable resistive coil) is used to control the voltage to the motor and, thereby, control the motors speed. This is a very simple and effective means of controlling no load speeds. However, the downside is that as the mixture that you are mixing becomes thicker, the machine will slow down as the amount of energy going to the motor stays constant unless you turn up the speed control.

    In an electronic control, the amount of energy going to the motor is changed not by changing the voltage to the motor but by changing the width of the energy pulse to the motor. As the load on the motor increases because of a thicker mixture, a feedback sensor detects the slowdown in the motor speed and adds more energy automatically to the motor in an attempt to keep the speed constant.

    (At this point in my attempt to describe how this thing works, my wife’s eyes have now fully glazed over and she has transitioned into a catatonic state. No worries. What this mumbo-jumbo means is that if you want medium speed and your mixture is thin whipping cream, you get medium speed. Likewise, if you want medium speed and you have a thick refrigerator cookie dough, you get medium speed.)

    Another neat trick with electronic speed control is that you can control how fast the start up of the beaters are. In an old fashioned mixer, as soon as you turn on the switch, full power for that speed is delivered to the motor. In this electronic Cuisinart, the power is increased slowly until you get to the selected speed. This is the so-called “soft start” that the company advertises. And it really works, if imperfectly.

    I say imperfectly because the power up actually overshoots slightly the target speed before it slows down and stabilizes. This is not a big problem because the extra speed is only for a fraction of a second and, truth be told, most users won’t notice this. The fact that it starts up slowly is a real advantage for not blowing around your ingredients when you first turn it on.

    The controls themselves are quite clean and elegant. There is a tall, push button on/off switch that is easily pressed and two push button membrane switches to adjust the speed up and down. All the switches are easily activated with your thumb without loss of control of the mixer. A single digit LED display tells you what speed you are in. When you turn it on, it automatically starts off in the slowest speed.

    The beater release is an index finger operated trigger instead of the more typical button on the top or lever on the bottom. The beater release works extremely well. So well, in fact, that I’ve accidentally ejected the beaters while trying to get a stronger grip on the handle when beating a thick cookie dough. I’m a fairly big guy with meaty hands and I have no trouble getting a good grip on the mixer. For those of smaller stature, just be aware that this is a beefy mixer and is definitely larger than the GE mixer that I had handed down to me by my mom over thirty years ago.

    The beater ejection trigger seems somewhat soft as it has some give on it before the beaters eject. However, I’ve given it a good pull with far more force than is needed to eject the beaters and don’t believe that it will break without obvious abuse. The trigger itself bottoms out solidly in the opening of the mixer housing, so there is no reason to pull on it with more force once it has bottomed out.

    There are other nice touches on the mixer that shows that the designer of this appliance knew what he was doing. The cord is on a swivel so that it can be positioned out of the way…

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