Mix It Right: The Best Paddle Mixers For Every Job

Mix a range of materials like a pro with our handpicked selection of paddle mixers.
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Paddle mixers are the perfect solution for quickly mixing plaster, mortar, concrete, screed, adhesive, paint and a range of other construction materials. Although it’s possible to use a cordless drill with an attachment, paddle mixers provide better performance as well as variable speeds for controlling the rate of the mix and preventing splashing.

To assist you in selecting the right paddle mixer, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience mixing a range of materials. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.

Einhell TC-MX Electric Paddle Mixer
Best Overall: Einhell TC-MX Electric Paddle Mixer
Best Cordless: Dewalt DCD240 Cordless Paddle Mixer
Best Professional: Refina MM30/2 Megamixer
Evolution Power Tools Twister Mixing Paddle
Best All-Rounder: Evolution Power Tools Twister Mixing Paddle
Best Value: VonHaus 1600 Mixing Paddle
Best 110V: Vitrex 110V Paddle Mixer

How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Paddle Mixers

As we carry out many DIY projects in the various properties we own (Airbnb’s and rentals), we’ve gained plenty of experience with a range of paddle mixers.

Whether we are making concrete in a bucket or mixing up plaster, the paddle mixer that we use is an essential tool for the job that we couldn’t be without.

As shown in the image, we had no trouble mixing up cement with a paddle mixer and we were mixing up multiple bags throughout the day.

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To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest paddle mixers (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice that a brand has released a new model, we tend to upgrade our older machines where possible.

Below is a video that we posted on our YouTube channel that shows just how easy it was for us to mix up cement with a paddle mixer.

As well as our testing and experience with multiple paddle mixers, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the build quality, performance, speed control, handles, weight, warranty and value for money.

The Best Paddle Mixers

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1. Best Overall: Einhell TC-MX Electric Paddle Mixer

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By far the most popular paddle mixer available in the UK is the Einhell TC-MX. It’s a relatively affordable option but it outperforms many of the premium alternatives with its high torque 1,400W electric motor.

As well as providing plenty of performance, this paddle mixer also features many intuitive functions. Some of these functions include a soft start, electronic speed control and a lockable switch for continuous use.

Pros
  • Robust M14 thread
  • Mains power supply (220-240V)
  • Ideal for all experience levels
  • Easy to setup and operate
Cons
  • Not as heavy duty when compared to the more premium alternatives

To conclude, the Einhell TC-MX ticks all of the boxes in terms of performance, build quality and value for money. It really is one of the best paddle mixers on the market and although the brand offers different powered models, this model with its 1,400W motor is more than ideal for mixing a range of materials.

2. Best Cordless: Dewalt DCD240 Cordless Paddle Mixer

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By far the most expensive paddle mixer within this article is by the highly reputable Dewalt brand. However, the reason for the premium price tag is not just because of the brand but the fact that it’s a cordless paddle mixer.

Supplied with the DCD240 model are two of the brand’s lithium-ion batteries and a charger. However, if you already have the batteries, you can buy the mixer as a bare tool to reduce the overall cost of the machine.

Pros
  • Choice of 5 different speeds
  • Dual handles for more control
  • All metal transmission
  • Ideal for mixing up plaster, mortar and much more
  • M14 threaded connector
Cons
  • Most expensive paddle mixer within our roundup

To conclude, if you want a cordless paddle mixer from a reputable brand such as Dewalt, you can’t go wrong with the DCD240 model. It isn’t the cheapest but it’s built to a high standard and it certainly won’t disappoint.

3. Best Professional: Refina MM30/2 Megamixer

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If you require a professional paddle mixer, the Refina Megamixer is the perfect solution and as you can probably tell from the model name, it’s designed with performance in mind. According to the brand, it has a capacity rated up to 100 kg and an output of 1,200KG per hour. Therefore, this makes it ideal for heavy-duty use such as mixing plaster, mortar, concrete, external renders and many other construction materials.

When compared to previous generations of this model, the new and improved design of the Megamixer includes an “H” frame handle. This new handle allows for easier handling and enables you to achieve a more comfortable work position.

Pros
  • High torque 1,800W electric motor
  • Soft start variable speed
  • Noise output rated at 72dBA
  • Supplied with a MR3 spiral paddle
  • Choice of two speeds
Cons
  • Relatively expensive when compared to the alternatives
  • Quite heavy at 6.9 KG

Although expensive, the Refina MM30/2 is the perfect solution for heavy-duty mixing of a range of construction materials. It’s also the brand’s latest mixer that’s even more powerful and easier to use with the new “H” frame handle.

4. Best All-Rounder: Evolution Power Tools Twister Mixing Paddle

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The Evolution Power Tools brand has a great reputation for its affordable yet high-quality tools and the Twister mixing paddle is a great example. It’s ideal for mixing plaster, mortar, screed as well as many other materials with its variable speed control and 1,100W electric motor.

Pros
  • Lockable safety on/off switch
  • Ergonomic dual handles with a soft grip
  • Lightweight at just 4.9KG
  • Supplied with a multi-purpose paddle
  • Backed by a two year warranty
Cons
  • Not as powerful as the alternatives (rated at 1,100W)

Overall, the Twister model by Evolution Power Tools is a great option to consider and it’s very similar to the Einhell model above. The only minor drawback is that it’s slightly down on power (1,100W as opposed to 1,400W). However, on the plus side, it’s lighter and backed by a two-year warranty for complete peace of mind.

5. Best Value: VonHaus 1600 Mixing Paddle

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Another popular paddle mixer that offers plenty of performance is the VonHaus 1600. Its main competitors are the Einhell and EPT paddle mixers above but the unique selling point of this model is its 1,600W electric motor.

In order to make mixing up materials easier, this paddle mixer has a two-stage start and a two-geared system that allows you to adjust the speed from 0-680 or 0-990 RPM.

Pros
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • 2 metre long power cable
  • Dual handle design for easier control
  • Backed by a two year warranty
Cons
  • Loud operation at full power

To conclude, the VonHaus 1600 is an excellent all-round paddle mixer that’s ideal for mixing a variety of materials. It’s also backed by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty for complete peace of mind too.

6. Best 110V: Vitrex 110V Paddle Mixer

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If you require a 110V paddle mixer that can be used with a transformer, the Vitrex mixer is a great option to consider. It has a lightweight and comfortable construction that’s ideal for mixing a range of construction materials.

Pros
  • 1,400 watt electric motor
  • Electronically controlled speed
  • Choice of two gears
  • Lockable on switch for continuous use
  • M14 thread
  • Supplied with a compact case
Cons
  • Not as high quality when compared to other paddle mixers

Although more expensive than similar performing mixers, the Vitrex paddle mixer is still popular due to its 110V power supply. The brand also offers a spiked roller as an addition to the complete package and this would be ideal if you need to mix up and use self-levelling compound.

Conclusion

Paddle mixers are very versatile tools and as you can see from our recommendations, there are plenty available that are suitable for all budgets. Whether you need to mix plaster or mortar, all of the paddle mixers above are more than ideal. If your budget allows, we highly recommend purchasing a mixer from a reputable brand for complete peace of mind.

For further information regarding any of our paddle mixer recommendations, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.

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