140l Portable Electric Cement Mixer UK Review
The 240v 550w portable cement mixer is one of the best sellers on Amazon. It doesn't seem to be a recognised brand but it has good powerful motor and a great capacity of 140 litres.
This one has an RRP of £229, but we have seen several sites on line, where you get this mixer for around £179 or even less. This model runs off 240v and has a powerful 550w motor that will mix a full load with relative ease.
Not many people think that they need a cement mixer but if you are a bit of a tool and machinery addict like myself then you can always find a use for one. I have often thought it would be really handy to have a mixer like this. Don't make the mistake of buying something cheap and cheerful, just because you wont use it very often.
If you are thinking of buying a mixer then obviously you need it and actually these mixers are quite a good investment.
I have learnt through many mistakes not to buy a budget version of a tool or machine as I have been disappointed so many times when I find out that its rubbish! If you are like me then you like to buy the best that you can afford and get something that works properly, is useful and most importantly that it lasts.
As the name suggests this one has a 140l drum so its a really good size and has a good, wide 380mm mouth. Its a very good capacity and this is not a toy, its a pretty heavy duty piece of kit. The cheaper you go, the less you will get and a good model like this will have a good resale value if you want to sell it on after you have had your use out of it.
Be warned though, if you have your own cement mixer you will soon have a queue of family and friends that all need the "lend" of it for a "wee job"
How Buyers Rate the 140l 550w Cement Mixer
At the time of writing this article, this model was the most reviewed mixer that we found and we have read and summarised all of those reviews. You don't see a lot a lot of reviews on items like this as they don't sell in the thousands but this one had plenty
On average those buyers have rated this mixer at 4.1 out of 5 stars which is a good rating
Below we have summarised, in percentage form, the actual breakdown of those star ratings. Buyers rated this mixer based on a star rating of 1-5, with one being the lowest rating and five being the highest rating.
These figures are not what you would normally see , 36% of reviews give it the best possible rating and 46% give it the second best rating. Obviously the majority of users are well pleased but not quite over the moon.
We will need to have a closer look to find out exactly why this is but from what we can gather it comes without assembly instructions which annoyed most people right from the start.
I think that if they sent instructions we would be seeing an 80% 5 star review product.
It is pretty easy to see the story here. Products with this type of customer satisfaction are known to be good
140l 550w Cement Mixer Specification
In this section we have included what I think are the important things to know. With a mixer you just need to know the basic features as there is nothing overly complicated about them. You do, however need to know the specs to make an informed purchase.
- 240v 550w motor
- Tipping wheel and punched gear ring
- All steel powder coated construction
- Highly portable
- 140l capacity and 380mm mouth
- 30 turns per minute
What Buyers Say About the 140l Cement Mixer
Overall buyers clearly like this mixer, once they get it assembled. Below we have summarised what people had to say, and we have included a few buyer quotes, to give the summary list some emphasis.
- A very well made and robust product
- Good capacity and large mouth opening
- Powerful 550w motor
- Very portable and easy to use
- Will mix 2 bags of cement at a time
- This is an unknown brand
- Comes with no assembly intructions
It is worth pointing out that no buyers gave this anything other that a sparkling review. This happens once in a blue moon. There is always, or nearly always, someone who can find a fault.
Very large mixer and very capable for the job I bought it for
Excellent value for money. I have made may barrow loads of concrete for fence posts using this
Everything works fine and since receiving have mixed in excess of three tonnes of sand cement mix over a few weekends
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Our Verdict on the 140l 550w Cement Mixer
This is reasonably priced but ultimately we believe good enough value. Its ideal for medium to large jobs and you will probably be able to mix two bags of cement at a time
This is a very viable alternative to renting out an expensive mixer from a hire company and ending up keeping it three times as long as you originally expected !
We give this 75% but that because it comes without instructions. Fix that and this would be the number 1 on our list
This is probably the best value mixer we have found on the market today. It's a shame they didn't simply include some basic assembly instructions.
If you don't think this is the mixer for you then why not check out our Best Cement Mixer Review page