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Best Stand Mixer Reviews

Updated on September 28, 2012

How to Choose a Stand Mixer

A stand mixer is typically #1 on homemakers’ lists of small kitchen appliances for two main reasons. First, stand mixers cover many culinary applications: they mix, beat, fold, as well as whip food ingredients. But that is just the start.

With the integration of hubs or power outlets, stand mixers can transform into a world of additional small appliances such as blender, food processor, meat grinder, pasta maker and cutter, fruit and vegetable shredder and slicer, ice cream maker, juicer, can opener or grain mill. Think of all the small appliances you would need to buy to do all this, and the amount of money and storage space this one appliance can save you!

Which Are the Best Stand Mixers & How Do I Choose?

The most important factor to consider when purchasing a stand mixer is what you are going to use it for and how often you plan to put it to work. Both will affect the motor power you will need. Some of the best stand mixers today range from 250 to 575 watts and even all the way to 800 watts.

Consider what you intend to use your new stand mixer for: mostly light work like mixing ingredients for cakes or cookies, or heavier duties such as making heavy dough for bread or pizza. A more powerful motor will definitely do a better job of the latter and also last longer.

Another point to keep in mind is where you intent to store your mixer. A tilt-head stand mixer will require less under cabinet space than a bowl-lift mixer. If you plan to store the beast away, don’t forget to take the weight into consideration, specially if it’s intended for regular use.

And last but not least, do you want a stand mixer with the flexibility to bend to your needs and fill in for other small appliances? Two manufacturers stand head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to integrating versatility in their mixers.

Additional attachments purchased separately will turn any of the 250- to 575-watt KitchenAid mixers into meat grinder, sausage stuffer, fruit and vegetable shredder and slicer, ice cream maker, juicer, can opener or grain mill. And for pasta lovers, check out the pasta attachments which help you make and cut just about any type of pasta you can dream of.

On the other hand, the 800-watt Cuisinart stand mixer comes with three power outlets, transforming it into a meat grinder, blender, food processor, citrus juicer or pasta maker – depending on which attachments you select to purchase.

Other factors that may sway your decision:

. number of speeds

. capacity of the bowl

. bowl handle comfort rating (some don’t have a handle)

. available accessories and how to clean them

. direct drive transmission

. all-steel gears transmission

. warranty

. color

What to Look For in Stand Mixer Reviews

A good stand mixer review should cover all the points discussed above in a clear and succinct manner without drowning you in details. The format should be easy to follow and consistent in order to make it easy for you to compare one mixer to another.

It’s fine for a reviewer to be enthusiastic about his or her favorite product, but unbiased reviews that offer objective facts will put your needs ahead and focus on offering you the means to decide for yourself which is the best choice for your particular situation.

Check out our Small Appliance reviews and see if we can help you select the perfect stand mixer for you.

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