A Hand Mixer Is Essential for Sauces, Doughs, and Batters
An electric hand mixer whips up batters lickety split. Plus, if you don't make doughs and batters often, it's much cheaper than a stand mixer.
Some brands jack up the price by including all kinds of attachments that you never use. This simple 5-speed Kitchenaid model comes with just the beaters and costs about $40. That also makes it easier to store and this essential small appliance.