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Stand Mixer - Where to Find The Best Stand Mixers, Professional, KitchenAid, Sunbeam and More!
Stand Mixers - The Benefits of Stand Mixers
A stand mixer is basically the same as a hand mixer, but it is mounted on a stand which bears the weight of the device.
Stand mixers are much easier to use than hand mixers because the stand mixer does most of the work for you. They work especially well for larger cooking or baking projects.
Stand mixers also have more powerful motors than hand-held mixers do. They come with a special bowl that is locked in place while the mixer is operating so you do not have to hold the bowl with one hand while trying to mix with the other.
Typical home model mixers and light commercial models are equipped with bowls that hold around 4 quarts. Most of the stand mixers also include attachments such as a wire whip for whipping creams and egg whites; a flat beater for mixing batters and even a even a dough hook for kneading which can really save you time and energy.
While there are quite a few stand mixtures to choose from, Kitchenaid is the most often purchased, though Sunbeam and Cuisanart are popular brands as well.
Listed below are some of the most popular Stand Mixers on the market today. Not only will they save you a ton of work, but these mixers also come in wonderful colors to complement your kitchen and look great displayed on a counter top or shelf.
KitchenAid Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White
The KitchenAid Classic is one of the most popular stand mixers being sold.
It comes in Classic White to complement almost any kitchen, but more importantly is reliable and has tons of great options for home chefs and bakers.
It includes a 4-1/2-quart bowl that can hold enough dough to make 2 loaves of bread or can hold up to 8 cups of flour which can be turned into as many as 192 treats.
The KitchenAid classic is a 10 Speed mixer with a tilt-up head. It comes with all 3 of the attachments listed above such as the flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook.
It also includes a guide with mixing tips, instruction and 67 recipes.
It measures 13-8/9" x 8-2/3" x 14 inches and comes with a 1-year warranty.
Most customers give this KitchenAid model 5 stars for its efficiency and durability.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer in Red
This is another great KitchenAid Stand Mix in the beautiful and popular red color.
This model is very similar to the KitchenAid classic listed above.
It also has the tilt-head feature and a generous 4-1/2-quart capacity -- but can also accomodate the 3 quart and 5 quart bowls.
Features 10 different speeds and KitchenAid's unique planetary mixing action that is driven by a powerful 300-watt motor.
Made of rugged all-metal construction, it operates quietly and even has rubber feet to anchor it securely while it is in use.
Cuisinart Power Advantage 7-Speed Handheld/Stand Mixer
While the two stand mixers mentioned above are for heavy duty baking needs, there are also stand mixers available for smaller jobs and/or smaller budgets.
This great Cuisinart model is just such a mixer.
It is a combination stand mixer/hand mixer which can save you both space and money. You can use the seven-speed hand mixer on its own or mount it to the sturdy mixing stand for hands-free mixing.
It can hold 3-1/2 quarts and it spins on a turntable to ensure all ingredients get thoroughly mixed together.
Comes with the standard accessories such as the flat mixing beaters, dough hooks, and a professional chef's whisk.
Other highlights include a SmoothStart function to prevent ingredients from splattering, a one-step power switch with a seven-speed LED display, a tilt-back head, easy-release hand-mixer button, and dishwasher-safe parts for quick cleanup.
This model also includes an instruction book with recipes.
It measures approximately 17-4/5" x 11-4/5" x 10-1/5" inches and comes with a three-year limited warranty.
Sunbeam 350 Watt MixMaster with Stainless Steel Bowl, Black
If sleek and powerful are what you are after, this Sunbeam stand mixer fits the bill.
It includes a powerful 350-watt motor for exceptional performance and12-speed control for versatility.
It also includes a tilt locking head, bowl selector switch, on/off and speed indicator light and a
4 quart stainless steel bowl.
Comes in this sleek black and steel color which would complement any kitchen that has stainless steel appliances.
Other Stand Mixer Options
There are many other stand mixers to choose from depending on your baking needs, budget or even kitchen color scheme.
Here are just a few others that fall into different sizes and price ranges.