Best Stand Mixers – A Review

Not All Mixers Are Created Equally

Who loves cooking and baking? Do you own a stand mixer? If you don’t, have you ever wondered which brands are the best stand mixers or which one is the BEST?

Even if you are mixing up something as simple as a boxed cake, having a mixer comes in handy! Mixers, however, can be pricey and many people aren’t sure if the convenience is worth the price. I have a KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus, which I received as a wedding shower gift from my employer and his wife. When I received this gift, I understood the value but I didn’t cook, and my baking included putting the preformed cookie dough squares on a cookie sheet, however, 10 years later our family uses the mixer several times a week!

Here are a few of our favorite recipes that gives our mixer a workout, click them for the recipe… 

bacon swiss quiche spinach
Crustless Bacon, Spinach, and Swiss Quiche
Best Pizza Dough Recipe
Flourless Chocolate Muffins
Maple Pie with Walnut Crust






I was very lucky to have gotten such a gift but if I hadn’t, I am sure I would have eventually made the purchase. Of course, I would have wondered, as many do… which mixer is the best stand mixer?

My KitchenAid

the best stand mixersAs I said I have a KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus stand mixer that is about 10 years old. I can tell you that while I LOVE this mixer, there are better mixers. While this one is pretty sufficient for my needs, it shakes and shimmies a bit making dough, however, we use it alot and it is still a great mixer after 10 years.

My mixer came with a hook, an egg beater, an edge beater, and a shield, which I accidentally melted on a burner while cooking one day…adulting is hard, but I’ve come a LONG way! Having the attachments come with it was an awesome surprise!

I honestly don’t even know if they make this mixer anymore, though there are a few still on Amazon, but it appears not many, my guess is they have moved on to newer models. Because of this mixer, I would probably stick with KitchenAid in the future, but knowing what is out there is important to making good decisions, especially when most mixers cost upwards of $200-$500!

The Best Stand Mixer, started by small group of individuals with a passion for finding the best products for both themselves and other consumers, recently did a comparison of 12 mixers from 11 brands.

  • Breville Bakery Chef
  • Hamilton Beach Eclectrics All Metal Stand Mixer
  • Kenmore Elite 5 Quart 400 Watt Mixer
  • Smeg 50’s Retro Style
  • Kenwood Chef
  • KitchenAid Classic
  • Kitchenware Station M-B5 5 Qt Bowl Stand Food Mixer
  • KitchenAid Artisan
  • Oster Planetary Stand Mixer
  • Sencor STM 40WH
  • Bodum Bistro Electric Stand Mixer
  • Cuisinart Precision Master

This was a comprehensive comparison to find the top performing models and best stand mixers. To find out the top stand mixer or if yours is in the top 3 click here. They also did a comparison among different KitchenAid stand mixers, which I found helpful for my next purchase, see their findings here.

Make sure to check out before making big purchases, they are doing the work we can’t and when making big purchases, having information is more than half the battle!

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Bet + Fam 🙂


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. sdonwrir says:

    Thanks for taking the time to review this side of the series which I thoroughly enjoyed.

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it, thank you for taking the time to comment!

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