Oster FPSTHM2500B 2500 5-Speed Hand Mixer, I received this Inspire hand mixer right away and

I purchased a nicer and much more powerful hand mixer than this one and then didn’t like it because it didn’t really have a low speed and ingredients would fly out of the bowl. This is not a powerful mixer, i wouldn’t even try to use it to mix something like whole grain bread, but it does have a true low speed that doesn’t make a mess and i have used it for batters, cookies and even pizza dough with great success. I think the dough hooks are silly (they are tiny) and again would say if you want a mixer for heavy doughs and to use a dough hook, look elsewhere. If you want a small hand mixer for simple jobs, this mixer does the trick.

Very nice light easy to use hand mixer. If you are looking for something to make very stiff whipped cream, this is not the tool for you. However, for 99% of all other applications small batch batters, mousse, mixing and blending this one is perfect.

Finally — a hand mixer that actually has a slow speed. I know they all say ‘5 speed’ or whatever, but that always means fast, faster and fastest. I bought this one thinking that it would probably have to be returned for that reason, but it’s a keeper. As some of the reviewers have mentioned, the beaters don’t go in or come out easily — and sometimes shoot out and across the room — but i’m getting the knack of that. It also doesn’t balance on it’s heel so it always falls over, but that’s a small price to pay for a slow speed.

Key specs for Oster FPSTHM2500B 2500 5-Speed Hand Mixer, 240-watt:

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  • 240 Watt Motor
  • 5 Speed Setting
  • Burst of Power
  • One Touch Beater Eject
  • Ergonomic design

Comments from buyers

“Finally a slow speed!
, Apparently the Sunbeam was always a little fast anyway (explains why I could never use the thing without messing up the entire k
, Actually has a slow speed.

My old mixer literally reduced me to child-like tantrums because of it’s splattering and inability to beat eggs whites properly. Ask my husband, he ducked for cover when i threw the stupid thing across the kitchen (not a normal reaction for modest, conservative me)the oster 2500 is great. I’ve been mixing, whipping, and blending like a maniac ever since i got this puppy in the mail. No, it’s not a kitchenaid, but i don’t have a kitchenaid budget, and this little mixer does the trick for less than $30.

I bought this mixer 3-4 months ago and it’s still working fine (i bake fairly frequently). While the motor hasn’t crapped out, i will say that this is pretty cheap and it might be worth the extra few bucks to get a slightly better model. My two biggest grievances:as you can see in the photo, the bottom of the mixer is quite thin and kind of rounded. This gives the mixer the annoying tendency to tip over even if you set it upright carefully and without too much goop on the beaters. This can cause anything between small, inconvenient messes and epic, couldn’t do it again if i tried messes (the mixer tipped over and in the process turned on and sprayed batter everywhere). It makes cooking a little more suspenseful but also a bit more frustrating. Also, the motor works fine but tends to emit a weird burning odor as you use the mixer. I don’t think i’m giving myself cancer or anything but it’s still not the most pleasant odor to have wafting through the kitchen.

I bought this blender after the black and decker model i had bought at wal-mart started making really scary noises while running. [and i had it less than a year i wished it came with a storage case though. {luckily the stupid black and decker case works well for this model too lol] it’s powerful enough to mix thick cookie dough but not to the point it ends up all over my cupboards. The number one setting is nice and slow for mixing dry mixes together. The beaters are a little hard to eject so if you have arthritis this may not be a good choice for you, however, you don’t have to worry about accidentally ejecting them with the blender still running. ]

This mixer is so cheap for what you get. I’ve never had a hand mixer stand up to bread dough without rapidly overheating before. The mixer can run for 2-5 min in thick dough before you start to get a ‘metal’ smell, the precursor to it burning it. Now that i know how long it can go, i plan around it and don’t think it’ll burn out too soon. It fully kneads two loaves worth of dough in about 4 minutes. 4/5 because the lowest speed is higher than expected and this reduces its versatility a little bit. The highest speed is fantastic for frostings, though, so it may be a fair trade off.

As other reviewers have mentioned (and one of the reasons i bought this) is that the slow speed is excellent. It’s so nice to be able to slowly mix ingredients before you crank up the speed so you don’t wind up with a mess. I also bought this for the dough hooks, but we haven’t had an opportunity to used them yet. The one item we make that always clogged up our previous mixer that would be better with the hooks is one that we only make in december.

Makes a high-pitched whine no matter what speed it’s on. Didn’t bother replacing it since it replaced another poorly made one. At least this one will mix cookie batter. The other one blew the motor on simple cookie batter. This does not stand well on it’s own.

This oster 2500 inspire 240-watt 5 speed hand mixer is the best one i have ever had and i am 80 years old. I just love the low speed which eliminates messes, but yet it has lots of power for whipping cream, etc. To eject the beaters i hold it against the edge of the sink (as i get more leverage) and press the ejection button, the beaters fall right in the sink. When i watch what i am doing, i do not have any trouble with it standing on its heel. I’m amazed at how reasonable the price, since it is so well made and easy to clean. I have no complaints with this oster 2500 inspire hand mixer. It arrived in 2 days after ordering. Couldn’t ask for any better service.

I bought one of these a few years ago and it has served me admirably when i don’t want to pull out the heavy stand mixer. Now my son is living in an apartment and he needs a mixer and they’re still selling this reliable model.

I was hoping for ‘slow’ to allow for a gentle stirring action to initially mix the liquid & dry ingredients. I found it no better than the old mixer that it replaced, and when the old one finally died i hoped to get the one feature that i hated about the old one. It’s no betterperhaps there is just a difference in people’s perception of, or expectation of speed control. But i suspect that maybe instead there are just enough variances in individual units to cause such wide differences in opinion. I have no opinion yet on power or durability. Only light mixing jobs so far. Most things are made in china, thus the cheap price. But ‘cheap’ usually comes at a price.

After years of my mom owning our old oster hand mixer that she got at a yard sale before i was born (19 years ago) it finally broke down on us and we got this onemy mother really despised it at first because she found the beaters challenging to put in the first 2 tries but now we got the hang of it it isnt hard at all. We like the ‘burst’ button for that moment you need a bit more speedlove it so far simple/ straight forward to use.

My last mixer had 5 places to click for speeds, but it really only operated at one speed. Otherwise, i find the unit rather bulky, and i hate that it doesn’t sit well when you want to rest it on the counter. You have to rest it on the side of the bowl. But the speeds outweigh the negatives – absolutely.

I received this oster inspire hand mixer right away and i was very impressed with that, also, it comes with dough hooks which i have not yet used. I do plan to make some bread and see how well they work but this is a 240 watt 5 speed mixer so it should be able to handle it okay. I have used the regular mixing blades it comes with when i used it to mix some egg whites into a stiff foam and it performed very well, it’s much faster than my old hand mixer which had fewer watts.

Im quite impressed with the dough hooks. Has 3 speeds witch are great because you can start off slow and not sling flour everywhere?.

Mixes real well no complaints it’s a workhorse.

Not a replacement for a kitchenaid but does a good job of mixing stuff. Dough hooks serviceable in a pinch.

I haven’t had a chance to test with heavy cookie dough yet but i’m sure it will be fine. The only flaws, and the reason i gave it 4 stars instead of 5:1) it does not stand up well. You should be able to put down a mixer and have it stand up. 2) it’s hard to eject the mixers. This is more of an annoyance but if your hands are week for orthopedic reasons it will be an issue.

Excellent mixer for the price, the dough hook is a nice attachment. Almost 1 month using this mixer at least 3 times a week and still thinking that this mixer was the correct choice compared to others with similar options and higher price. 5 speeds with real slow or 1 speed so you don’t have problems at the beginning of the mixing.

Made bread with dough hooks, had to move it around some but very powerful.

For now i am giving the mixer four stars, because the beater release is very stiff. If it loosens up with use, i will change to five stars. I really love the many speeds. For the first time i don’t have to drape a towel over the bowl, because the low speed mixes without spraying all over. It is nice and sturdy and can sit on its back. I did balance it on the edge of the bowl for a few minutes even though i am not sure if it will slip off.

Gave as a gift to my mother after she told me her 30yr old mixer (a sunbeam) was finally starting to slow down. I was going to get her a sunbeam since it would probably last her the rest of her life, but they are all notorious for having really fast speeds, even when set on ‘low’. This one, however, does very well. Apparently the sunbeam was always a little fast anyway (explains why i could never use the thing without messing up the entire kitchen as a kid) so she’s a little glad to have it. Seems it will last a long while, not quite as long as a sunbeam (though we can’t say for sure) but certainly a while, especially if you don’t do a ton of baking like us. The one reason i took off a star is because the clip or button or whatever at the top that starts and stops the thing is a bit hard to use. My mother has little trouble because she’s spent her life working and has strong hands, but if you have any sort of wrist condition or weak hands/fingers, you might take the possibility of that into consideration.

I bought this product because my other mixer had no slow setting, it was fast and extremely fast. This mixer has the range of speed settings that i was looking for. The slow setting doesn’t throw flour and the fast setting is enough for all of my baking needs. I do have a few complaints about it though. The unit does not sit on it’s side very well, it has toppled over on me countless times. The beaters are a little on the hard side to get in. They are extremely hard to get it out. It maybe a one button eject system but i need both hands to push the button. I like it for the slow settings, but i would not purchase this mixer again.

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Oster FPSTHM2500B 2500 5-Speed Hand Mixer, 240-watt
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4 / 5  stars, based on  837  reviews