Kitchen stand mixers are one of those small appliances which we don’t think we need until we actually need it. There are numerous manufacturers who have become household names and some new kids on the block who have introduced advanced features taking cooking to a whole new level. More times than not it’s the appliance that make all the difference, and when looking at performance, price, size, weight, efficiency, and anything else a consumer needs we have taken all things into consideration.
The newest models of kitchen stand mixers have introduced a new way of cooking as the days of manually beating and mixing are a thing of the past. Universal hubs are now the center point which accommodates many types of beaters including mix, knead, whisk, and whip. Other advanced features and attachments can be added which really extends a mixer into a multifunctional small appliance which combines the more than one, into one.
The following review focuses on the Top 5 Kitchen Stand Mixers and detailing why these essential appliances are just that.
If you’re looking for the best kitchen stand mixer in 2017 then look no further as KitchenAid introduces this 4.5 quart Classic Series mixer. This high quality product is stunning at first sight, but what really makes this stand out lies in the performance. Featuring a multipurpose attachment hub which can be used for more than 15 optional accessories truly extends its functionality. This not only makes it possible to whip, beat and mix, but Fusilli pasta from scratch, shredding cheese and much more can now be considered.
The mixing bowl has plenty of capacity as the 4.5 quart stainless steel bowl is more than enough room to handle all of your favorites at the same time. Cleanup won’t be a problem either as the bowl is dishwasher safe and highly durable. Boasting a 59-poing planetary mixing action which translates to 59-touchpoints per revolution while covering all parts of the inside of the bowl and seamless mixing. If you’re looking for power, the KitchenAid Classic features 10-speeds which allows the user to customize the mixing action.
Specs and Features
- 5 quart stainless steel mixing bowl
- Dishwasher safe
- Nylon coated flat beater
- C-Shaped Nylon coated dough hook
- 59 Point Planetary Mixing Action
- 250 watts
- Includes coated dough hook, coated flat beater, and wire whip
- 1-year manufacturer warranty
The Artisian Tilt-Head stand mixer from KitchenAid secures the 2nd spot in this review scoring a 9.8 out of 10. This high performance mixer is the perfect complement to any kitchen which meets the needs of both professional and novice people alike. This culinary masterpiece is available in 20 distinct colors making it easier than ever to match your current décor or create a bold new look.
The power hub has become the best feature of all KitchenAid stand mixers as it will quickly become the center of your world with more than 15 attachments which are optional. Highlight features include a stainless steel 5 quart mixing bowl, tilt head design, 59 touchpoints per revolution, 325 watts, and includes a flat beater, wire whip, 1-piece pouring shield, and nylon coated dough hook
3. Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Electric Stand Mixer with Stainless Steel 3.5 Quart Bowl, Planetary Mixing, Tilt-Up Head (63325), 300 Watt Motor, Black
Hamilton Beach introduced a compact 6-speecd kitchen stand mixer which is a striking resemblance to KitchenAid models that doesn’t offer quite as much, but comes in significantly less. This model is highly versatile which features three attachments with a very good mixing action which covers the whole inside of the bowl. Powered by a 300 watt motor, this Hamilton Beach mixer is great for everyday use and many of the toughest mixing tasks.
The Planetary mixing action is significantly better than traditional kitchen mixers and with 6-speeds to choose from including a unique fold setting. The fold setting gives the user more control and versatility which is seen through each rotation and every speed setting. Included out of the box is the stainless 4 quart bowl, dough hook, whisk, and nonstick flat beater.
The Professional 600 Series from KitchenAid features a large 6 quart bowl and the stand itself is available in 10 different colors. The multipurpose attachment hub has become a staple for KitchenAid stand mixers as the central hub makes it easy to swap the attachments fully extending the functionality. Included in the box are a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip, but there are more than 15 attachments in total which are optional.
The KitchenAid Professional 600 Series has a very comfortable handle, features a unique bowl lift design, and has 10 speed choices to choose from. The idea of whipping up your own culinary masterpieces with ease all depends on what you’re using, but this KitchenAid mixer has it all. From mixing to beating to grinding to making pasta, this is truly one of the most versatile options in this review.
The 250 watt 5-speed hand and stand mixer combo from Sunbeam is the most budget friendly product in this review. This Sunbeam mixer offers the properties of both a hand and stand mixer as the hand mixer attaches and detaches from the base. With 5 mixing speeds to choose from it’s a great deal for those looking to dabble in the kitchen.
Featuring a unique heel rest design and includes a 3-quart stainless steel mixing bowl, dough hooks, and chrome beaters. There’s also a burst of power button which gives you, well, a burst of power which can be depressed during use of any of the 5-speeds. While not as feature rich as the other stand mixers in this review, this Sunbeam product is a great buy for those looking for the functionality of both a hand and stand mixer at a fraction of the price.
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