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5 Best Food Mixers

Updated on November 9, 2010

For those who like entertaining or want to be the king of the bar, food mixers are a great kitchen gadget. Whether you're a beginner or an expert cook, electric mixers are a must  have small kitchen appliance.

They're great for grinding stuff, blending baby foods, baking and creating a whole host of delicious dishes and desserts. They're also pretty handy when it comes to smoothie make and will come in handy for part food and more.

Chop, mince, shred, blend and emulsify foods—these are just some best features of a good food mixer. A good quality food processor can turn an ordinary cook into an expert due to the way they work. The top five are featured below, all the best in their class and great value for money.

Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor
Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor

Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor

This is more than a food mixer. It is a food processor that will replace a lot of food related equipment in your kitchen. You can mix a lot of different kinds of food and prepare to your hearts content - from recipes such as doughs to small dishes like mashed potatoes and salads, you'll find the work a breeze. It's a great labor saving device and will allow for a lot of creative fun in the kitchen.

It comes with a myriad of accessories, all are simple to clean and maintain and all will come in handy as you work your way through your recipe books. If you're a beginer, some of the accessories may need a little working out but the intsrcution book is comprehensive and you'll soon find yourself well acquainted with its full capabilities. A highly rated food processor, courtesy of Cuisinart and at a price so low its awesome.


Hamilton Beach 6 Cup Food Processor
Hamilton Beach 6 Cup Food Processor

Hamilton Beach 6 Cup Food Processor

The great thing about this food mixer is that behind its affordable price lies a great electric food processor. Great for those who have just recently got into cooking and creating, this is a top starter machine. It's easy to operate, with just one quick on-off button and you can play and mix food with it. Unlike some of the more complicated electric mixers, it's simple and easy to handle.

Aside from its user friendly features, it's well built and robust. It won't fall apart the minute you switch it one and will give a great return for the twenty plus bucks that it costs. The base is big enough to churn out doughs, batters and sauces with ease and overall it's a great piece of kit. A top entry level mixer, one to buy.

Black & Decker BL10450HB Crush Master 10-Speed Blender with 42-Ounce Glass Jar, Black

This B&D food blender is an inexpensive yet versatile and valuable small kitchen appliance. It's 42 oz heavy glass container has 2 oz measuring mark intervals, making it perfect for smoothie making, batters and similar. It will also crush ice with ease and can turn out milk shakes better than you can buy down the local diner. 

It's easy to operate, easy to clean and easy to maintain. It does everything a good quality blender should do and won't let you down. The pouring spout works a treat and the lid stays firmly in place when in use. A great quality kitchen blender for a very affordable price.



Ninja Quad Blade Food & Drink Maker

One of the best features of this food and drink maker is the very baldes - they're incredibly sharp - which gives them an excellent edge when it comes to chopping and cutting. They're fantastic for dips, salsa, veggies and fruit.The pitcher has a 48 oz capacity and the spout makes it easy to pour without spilling liquids.

The parts are dishwasher safe, which makes clean-ups easier and the one touch pulse feature is handy. It will dice, slice, mince, shred and job with ease, all driven by a solid motor. It's ergonomic, it looks stylish and makes short work of food prep in general. Great looking snall appliance and right on the money.

Oster 6812-001 Core 16-Speed Blender with Glass Jar, Black

This is the best 450 watt food mixer blender on the market and the price is pretty awesome. It's stylish, compact and does a superb job of dicing and slicing its way through your food prepping. The pitcher comfortably holds five cups and the lid and spout make sure there's no spillages and mess. It's great for a whole range for liquid and food based recipes and makes a stunningly good smoothie.

The blades are strong enough and sharp enough to render ice cubes with a touch of a button and the whole upper unit can go through the dishwasher - clean up heaven. It will look great on the counter top due to the chrome/black/glass combo and overall you're getting a lot of bang for your buck. A really nice mid level kitchen blender.


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