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A hand for the Handy Mixer

The Hario Electric Handy Mixer with Glass Cup offers an easy way to whip up ingredients while on the go. Battery operated and portable, it can be used for a variety of applications.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
A 'handy' little gadget.
A 'handy' little gadget. Amazon

Too many cooks in the kitchen is rarely a good thing, however, plenty of hands on-hand are always welcomed. Delegating responsibility is an age-old kitchen tradition, one that goes hand-in-hand with the act of cooking itself; somebody needs to be in charge of the chaos. With there always being a task to do in the kitchen, even the littlest of hands can pitch in.

The Hario Electric Handy Mixer with Glass Cup is a small battery-powered kitchen appliance that even the kids can use (carefully--it is made of glass). The portable contraption has a 400-milliliter capacity and is designed to whip up ingredients for everyday applications like pancake batter or salad dressing. The small detachable whisk connects with the cordless motor, offering users the ability to operate it without the hindrance of a power cord getting in the way.

Easy to use and portable, the nifty device can be used even outside of the kitchen; it's well-suited for tableside use, and could be used to emulsify ingredients on the fly. Or, perhaps, the gadget could come in handy at a picnic or in the backyard; sauces and marinades would be only a press of the button away--leaving plenty of free hands available for all the other prep work.