30 Dec
2016

Investing in a stand mixer is not an easy task as you have to look at several factors before choosing the best model for yourself.

If you are not careful, you could end up with a faulty piece which could prove to be a real bad investment for you. So to help you out pick up a long lasting stand mixer which you could use for a variety of purposes, we have compiled a list of top notch mixers for you to go through:

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Although KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan is an expensive choice at about $290, it is easily the best model out there with its many different attachments which enable you to perform several activities ranging from basic mixing to beating cake dough. It comes with a 320-watt motor which offers you 10-speed levels to accommodate your cooking demands with ease.

Its 5-quart metallic bowl with attached handle allows you enough room to prep dough enough 15-20 biscuits in a single go. It also comes in numerous colors so you can opt for one which matches with your kitchen and add more grace to it.

Although this model provides you with the best features and settings out there, it can become a little confusing to use these settings and figure out the correct height settings.

Moreover, if you plan to buy additional attachments, it would cost you a little more. But if you are looking for something of good quality and long-lasting, then this model is certainly worth its cost and you won’t find a better trade than this.

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Hamilton Beach 64650 6-Speed Classic Stand Mixer

A true value for money model, it comes with 6-speed settings and several attachments, which includes a whisk, dough hook, beaters, etc., to choose from to follow a variety of recipes with ease. With its QuickBurst feature and a 290-watt motor, it gives enough power for easy mixing.

It comes with several other features like Bowl Rest mixer stabilizer and its shift and stir bowl helps in its ability to behave as a hand mixer too. Its brushed stainless steel bowl ensures its durability and makes it for a stylish addition.

Although sometimes the attachments might not touch the bottom of the mixer making it difficult to mix the contents and it might prove a little difficult to get the bowl into the stand but at just $35-$40, it is an amazing offer and truly a good investment.

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Sunbeam FPSBHS0302 250-Watt 5-Speed Hand and Stand Mixer

If you need a more basic mixer which you won’t use that frequently, then this model is perfect for you at just about $40 which provides you with the benefits of behaving as a dual mixer (as seen in the image below). With its 250-watt motor, it gives enough power to perform most basic mixing demands.

Its chrome beaters which rotate separately and its dough hooks make a perfect combination to make a variety of breads etc.

Providing you 5-speed levels and its 2-quart stainless steel bowl ensures a consistent and non-skid experience to its users. But although it’s a value for money at this low budget, it has a few drawbacks which should be kept in mind while planning to purchase this. Its buttons can sometimes become a little difficult to press and its bowl requires continuous chafing.

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Bosch MUM4405 Compact Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

A small sized mixer with the power and performance of a larger unit, this is the ideal choice for those who like to save space but not compromise on the functionalities.

It has a 4-quart plastic bowl which is large enough for most cooking to be done and comes with an anti-splash cover to avoid any kind of spills. It comes with hooks and whisks and its 400-watt motor produces an adequate amount of power.

With the ability to knead dough for about 5-10 breads at a time or combining several cookies in a single batch, it does have a few faults too. It is difficult to use when mixing a heavy dough and its top keeps moving around when mixing. Another prominent problem with this model is its cleaning, but keeping all this aside it is a good bet at just $200.

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Breville BEM800XL Scraper Mixer Pro 5-Quart Die-Cast Stand Mixer

Although it is not a product of a well-known brand, it can easily give competition to most of the top notch models out there. With its planetary mixing action, it is a perfect mixer to merge lighter and heavier substances together with great ease.

It is excellent at cake batter beating and it comes with a good manual for settings and recipes. Apart from all this, it is much easier to attach and comes with an easy to use control dial and an easy to pull plug.

But it does have a few drawbacks like it can knead only one bread at a time and might be difficult to clean. It is also expensive compared to other models at $281. But it you don’t mind the price and the cleaning, this could be the perfect baking partner.

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