Read on for more information on each stand mixer, and get ready to enjoy a whole new world of baked goods. Its celebrated Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer is a kitchen classic, designed with ten speeds and a powerful motor to easily whip, knead, and mix ingredients.
It features a 300-watt motor and the same planetary mixing rotation as a Kitchen to thoroughly incorporate ingredients into batter and dough. Choose between seven different speeds, including a gentle folding setting; the gadget’s non-slip feet keep the mixer from rocking as it works.
Additionally, the Hamilton Beach comes with a splash guard, dough hook, whisk, and flat beater for a variety of baking projects, and its four-quart stainless steel bowl is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. Thousands of shoppers, including hundreds who gave the mixers five stars on Amazon, swear by the appliance’s effectiveness.
Weighing only five pounds, the little gadget is easy to lift on and off the counter, but still packs a punch with its 25-watt motor. More than 2,900 Amazon shoppers have given the Dash Stand Mixer a perfect rating, saying it’s ideal for simple baking projects.
If you’re ready for a top-of-the-line mixer for superior baking, Ankarsrum’s Original Kitchen Machine is an excellent choice. Made of incredibly sturdy chrome and steel, the 600-watt mixer is strong enough to mix heavy dough and feasted breads without overheating.
Additionally, the Ankarsrum’s unique motor-in-base design gives several advantages: It keeps the mixer from rocking as it works, makes it much easier to add ingredients to the bowl, and means the machine fits conveniently under overhead cabinets. What’s more, the base turns on its side to transform into a wide variety of other kitchen tools, including a juicer, a blender, a meat grinder, and a pasta maker.
The Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine is so popular that it’s earned a noteworthy 4.7-star rating from hundreds of reviewers who say the device is powerful, durable, and high-quality. “After burning up my third Kitchen for home use, mainly bread making, I gave up,” a reviewer who is a professional baker wrote.
New bakers who want fluffy dinner rolls or stunning layer cakes should start with a versatile, reliable mixer. The machine is Amazon’s choice for stand mixers and features a heavy-duty motor and easy-to-use speed dial for exceptional results.
From slowly mixing in chunky ingredients like nuts to quickly whipping egg whites, ACMA’s stand mixer is flexible enough for a wide range of recipes. Its double-handed stainless steel bowl is roomy enough for big batches, and the appliance comes with a beater, dough hook, and whisk for all your baking projects.
For a phenomenal machine that even professional bakers turn to, check out Kitchen’s Commercial Countertop Mixer. Built to hold up to 16 cups of flour, this appliance is big enough to handle even your most substantial projects with ease.
Unlike its Artisan line, Kitchen’s commercial model has a bowl-lift design, where the mixer head remains stationary. You’ll find tons of happy customers who’ve left reviews on Kitchen’s site, including one who said, “I have a cottage baking business and make a lot of products, especially artisan bread, and needed a large capacity mixer that can handle six to eight loaves at a time.
The mighty appliance features a 660-watt motor, a tilt-head design, and even a pouring shield to prevent splatters and messes. Amazon reviewers say the stand mixer is a great size for big baking projects and compliment the machine’s thoughtful design features.
It also comes with a variety of attachments, including a chef’s whisk, dough hook, and a flat mixing paddle. Users confirm that the Cuisinart appliance is sturdy, precise, and able to tackle a wide range of recipes.
Its 3.5-quart stainless steel bowl is outfitted with a handle for convenient pouring and can hold enough dough for five dozen cookies. “I’m an everyday cook, but I didn’t need my large and heavy mixer,” one SUR La Table customer wrote.
Meg’s sleek stand mixer features the brand’s characteristic bright colors and retro ’50s style, in addition to impressive engineering. “It can start at a low speed, which means there is less mess especially when using flour or icing sugar which can usually make a dust cloud when using a hand mixer.
They’re less of an investment in time (setting up, cleaning and putting away) and money than a stand mixer, and the ideal choice when you just want to quickly hammer out some cookie dough, whipped cream or cake mix. We made (and ate) 10 sponge cakes while running them through their paces to find the absolute best option for all baking and mixing needs.
All the mixers delivered whipped cream in a similar timeline (with the noted exception of the Seville, which accomplished the task in three), but what really impressed us about the Cuisinart was how the first three speeds (of nine total) were really gentle and slow. This process requires a good 20 minutes of mixing eggs and slowly adding in sugar to prevent large air holes in the cake.
It’s a real test of the baker’s skill and patience, and the most important tool to maintain the required stamina is a lightweight hand mixer that is easy to maneuver. The Cuisinart’s lightness in hand, along with the ease of reach to the up and down speed buttons, made it ideal for a longer task like this.
We also tested the mixers for lighter tasks as well: When we gave the Cuisinart a whirl making chocolate chip oatmeal cookies from a mix, the beater attachments on the machine handled the heavy ingredients with ease, fully mixing the bowl of oats, chocolate chips, oil and egg in roughly two minutes. The heavier ingredients, just like the light egg whites and cake batter, stayed put in the bowl, which was not the case for several of the other mixers we tested.
Since the Cuisinart didn’t splatter any dough or batter during our testing, we simply wiped off the machine with a damp cloth to clean, no scrubbing required. The Cuisinart is such a delight to use that we even grabbed it for tasks for which we normally wouldn’t use a mixer, like mashed sweet potatoes.
If you’ve ever spent 10 minutes angrily fishing around for mixer attachments in the back of your kitchen drawers, you know that this is a fantastic feature. The style, versatility, power and speed of the Seville BHM800SIL Hand Mixer make it akin to a sports car of the small-appliance world.
Not only does the Seville look gorgeous out of the box with clean lines and a modern design, but this mixer is a true powerhouse. We first used it to make whipped cream and meringue with the double whisk attachments, a departure from the single-whisk mixers that made up the bulk of our testing pool.
Between the weight and the power, our biceps got a workout holding and steadying it during the extended time it took to mix up the cake. This mixer scored the maximum points for speed, never slowing down even with heavy ingredients.
Beating ability for the oatmeal cookies was powerful and fast, clocking the quickest bowl-to-cookie-sheet time of all the mixers we tested. The buttons were easy to use, but as the weight of the mixer pulled on our arm, the tasks grew more tiresome.
The covering did cut down on clanging and excess noise, though, and overall, the Seville was very quiet, emitting only a gentle, high-pitched whine. If you’re working in a small or awkward space, the swivel cord really lets you maneuver the mixer in the bowl and get the job done.
We fell in love with this glossy white workhorse, which feels far more expensive and sturdy than its low price suggests. The Hamilton Beach mixer has six speeds and starts up slowly, which cuts down on mess with more delicate tasks; we saw zero splatter using this tool.
The standard beaters have a bit of a square shape to them, though, so they did hold on to about half a cookie worth of dough. Extremely lightweight, this mixer was easy to hold and maneuver, fitting easily into our hand.
Getting the attachments ejected took a moment to figure out (you’ve got to give them a good yank), but after that it was a simple process, and they were easy to clean. The testing process for these hand mixers was comprehensive, exceptionally delicious and lasted more than a month.
Noise levels: Hand mixers aren’t notoriously loud appliances, but we still wanted to know which would keep a more relaxed mood in the kitchen (and not disturb someone’s Zoom call in the next room). Quality of materials: We rattled, dropped and shook these little machines to test their strength and ensure they wouldn’t break easily.
Build had a maximum of 15 points: Quality of materials (5), durability of attachments (5) and ease of storage (5). When we tested the functionality, it nearly came out of our hand when using the dough hooks, but we kept a good grip on the bowl and powered through.
There was a little more of a struggle with the delicate process of mixing the sugar into eggs for the sponge cake, as this machine is very powerful and rattled in our hands when we tried to go slowly. Whipped cream and meringue came together easily in about five minutes with no mess, but the tool struggled with the heavier ingredients in our cookie mix.
And, as we mentioned above with the 9-speed, the mixer lost points due to a small raised silver piece between the up and down speed buttons. The mixer also tackled sponge cake batter with ease and was light enough that it didn’t feel like a total chore.
It handled the heavier ingredients of the cookie mix without making a mess, but was noticeably slower than our best overall pick. While this mixer was lightweight, it did feel a little awkward at times, it was somewhat difficult to scrape dough from the bottom of the bowl.
As the Dash Mixer only comes with standard beater attachments, we used those to whisk egg whites and whipped cream, and both took just over five minutes and didn’t make any splatter. The sponge cake mixing was pretty tedious as it’s hard to set the mixer down while using it due to the cord position.