These beaters won't beat up your bowls

The Hamilton Beach SoftScrape 6-Speed Hand Mixer uses coated attachments for scratch-free beating and mixing.

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

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Hand mixers are necessarily quite powerful. Their function requires fast spinning beaters, designed to plow through everything from thin cream to thick dough. One of the first kitchen-related things we learn as children (other than stove equals hot) is not to stick our fingers into the cookie dough. While hygienically speaking this is a bad idea anyways, the presence of rapidly spinning beaters teaches us that it is a good idea to practice patience. (All bets are off though, when those beaters are detached from the mixer and are begging to be licked clean.)

A not-necessarily welcome result of all this power, is that beaters attached to hand mixers are anything but subtle; they clink and clank against the sides of bowls, quite often resulting in a sound that is akin to fingernails on a chalkboard. The Hamilton Beach SoftScrape 6-Speed Hand Mixer with Case solves this dilemma coating it's attachments in silicone.

Complete with five attachments that store neatly in a snap-on case, the hand mixer includes coated beaters and a whisk, along with two traditional metal beaters. The 300-watt hand mixer extends the lifetime and usability of nonstick pots and pans by allowing for safe, scratch-free usage. The attachments are all dishwasher safe, meaning that even if there isn't a child around to lick the cookie dough off of the beaters, they'll still be easy to clean anyways.