MIX IT UP
Hand-held mixers are a handy kitchen appliance (no pun intended). They let you whip, blend, and beat without having to haul out a heavy-duty stand mixer, and they work in any bowl or directly in a pot, which saves dishwashing. Better yet, they don't cost a lot. Cheapism.com's picks for the best cheap hand mixers may not last for years, but they can be had for less than $30. According to scores of user reviews of our top choices, that price buys good performance and unbeatable value. Spending a little more opens up other appealing options also featured here.