Updated December 24, 2020 by Will Rhoda

The 9 Best Magnetic Stirrers

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in November of 2018. For home brewers stirring yeast starters, mycologists managing liquid cultures and scientists working in laboratory settings, magnetic stirrers provide a convenient means to thoroughly mix your substance of choice. Our list includes basic, affordable models that are suitable for hobbyists, as well as some top-end devices aimed at professionals, with built-in heating elements and digital readouts. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ika Works Inc.

2. Fristaden Lab SH-3

3. Four E's Scientific

Editor's Notes

December 21, 2020:

During this round of updates, while the Cimaron Mookis was removed due to availability issues, we replaced the Intllab Max with the Intllab Set. Although they’re very close in cost, the Set – which appears to include the same basic unit that’s offered by the Max – also includes a handy set of seven stir bars, and a 10-inch retriever to help pull them out of your samples once you’re done.

Note that, while the Intllab Set and the MX-3K Laboratory have no heating capabilities – a shortcoming that will surely eliminate them from consideration by many of our users – we’ve continued to include them on our list, as we recognize they present an affordable solution for home-brewing members of our audience who’re stirring yeast starters, as well as mycologists working with liquid cultures.

November 08, 2018:

Added items with varying degrees of RPM power to suit the needs of a variety of users. Made sure to include both affordable and top-of-the-line devices in order to provide options for both professionals and hobbyists. Also chose several models with holders, heat functionality, and other features for users interested in versatility.

4. Intllab Set

5. JoanLab SH-4

6. YaeCCC 78-1 Mixer

7. Apera Instruments 801

8. Scilogex Circular

9. MX-3K Laboratory


Will Rhoda
Last updated on December 24, 2020 by Will Rhoda

After deciding that the pen was mightier than the pliers, Canadian electrical contractor William Rhoda abandoned his career and headed back to college, where he majored in marketing and advertising and won a scholarship along the way to earning a diploma in creative communications. His past career landed him a depth of knowledge in tools and hardware, while his current career schooled him in audio, video and camera equipment. During his leisure time, he’s learned lots about outdoor gear, and years of tiresome backyard maintenance have taught him all about pools and hot tubs. His recreational pursuits include rest, relaxation and revolutionary action, and his roommate’s a hairless cat.


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