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Why you need a hand mixer for the holidays 

hand mixer mashed potatoes

As the holiday season approaches, your kitchen will likely become a bustling hub of friends, family, and culinary creativity. That’s why you need a trusted companion to help you tackle tasks with ease. Here’s where the humble hand mixer comes in. This unsung hero of the holidays is the ultimate time-saving kitchen tool with an impressive range of capabilities that go beyond cake and cookie dough. 

Unexpected uses for hand mixers

A Hamilton Beach® Hand Mixer is essential for perfecting batter and frosting, but it’s capable of much more. Here’s just a few unexpected hand mixer hacks that will come in handy during the holidays:

  • Beating Eggs:  Beat eggs for omelets, scrambled eggs, or frittatas.
  • Kneading Dough:  Hand mixers with dough hooks are handy for kneading bread, bagel, pizza, or pasta dough.
  • Stirring Sauces:  Hand mixers with a Stir setting reduce splatter when combining ingredients for sauces, gravies, and salad dressings.
  • Blending Beverages:  Hand mixers with beverage attachments can blend milkshakes, protein shakes, and other mixed drinks.
  • Shredding Meats:  Hand mixers with low-speed settings can shred cooked meats like chicken or pork for sandwiches, tacos, and BBQ.
  • Frothing Milk:  Use a hand mixer to froth milk for coffee or hot chocolate.
  • Whipping Cream:  Whip velvety meringue for pies and fluffy whipped cream for lattes, pudding and fruit dips.
  • Mixing Spreads: Create creamy spreads like peanut butter and other nut butters, cream cheese mixtures, and hummus.

Perfect mashed potatoes 

‘Tis the season for grand holiday feasts, and your Hamilton Beach hand mixer is here to help make meal prep a breeze. How about a batch of crowd-pleasing mashed potatoes? Give this easy recipe a whirl:

Mashed Potatoes

Yield: Serves 4
Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen


  • 1½ pounds all-purpose white potatoes
  • 1 can (5 ounces) can evaporated fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. Wash potatoes and peel if desired. Cut into 2″ pieces. Place in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and let cook 15 to 20 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain.
  2. Heat the evaporated milk.
  3. In a mixing bowl, place potatoes, heated milk, butter, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix on LOW speed until smooth. Serve immediately.

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