What is the best stand mixer available? That is a question I hear a lot and to answer the question honestly it would probably be one of the commercial quality mixers that costs upwards of $1500. Most people aren’t planning on spending quite that much money on a mixer for their kitchen so what we did was pick out our top choice in three different price ranges to give people with different budget limitations a great option.
KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Stand Mixer – $350
There are several mixers in the KitchenAid Artisan series and all of them are getting fantastic reviews online. To pick up a mixer in the Artisan series you’ll have to be prepared to spend around $350. These mixers have powerful, 325 Watt motors and 10 different mixing speeds. They are durable and well built and customers are raving about them.
A lot of people are saying that their KitchenAid mixer is the best mixer they’ve ever owned. Not only are they great mixers but they also have a number of optional attachments. There are attachments like pasta extruders, ice cream makers, and meat grinders that make these mixers very versatile kitchen appliances.
Hamilton Beach 63220 Eclectrics All-Metal 12-Speed Stand Mixer – $200
This particular mixer is considerably less expensive than those in the KitchenAid Artisan series and they are also getting excellent reviews online. This particular mixer has a 400 watt motor and 12 different speed settings. It features all metal construction and is a very durable machine and it also has the power to thoroughly mix just about any type of ingredients you can put into the mixing bowl. The mixing bowl on this particular machine is a bit smaller than the KitchenAid mixer coming in at 4 1/2 quarts but it is still plenty big enough for most kitchens.
Sunbeam FPSBHS030 250-Watt 5-Speed Hand and Stand Mixer Combo – $40
This mixer is for people that are on a tight budget but although it can be purchased for just $40 it is a good quality machine and it is getting fantastic reviews online. It is not a heavy-duty mixer and it will not replace the two mixers mentioned above but it does do a good job of mixing things like cake mix, pancake batter, brownies etc.
This mixer has a 250 watt motor and five different speed settings. One thing that this particular mixer does have over the other stand mixers is that it can also be used as a handmixer by detaching the mixer from the stand. The mixing bowl that comes with this mixer is just 3 quarts but because this unit can be used as a handmixer you can really use any sized bowl you would like.
There are a lot of options available to anyone that is shopping for a stand mixer. It’s impossible to pick out one machine and say that it is the best stand mixer on the market but the three that we have outlined above are very good quality machines with a lot of happy customers leaving positive reviews for them online.