The 9 Best Magnetic Stirrers
This wiki has been updated 17 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.
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.