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Best kitchen stand mixers

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Last updated: 15 December 2022


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Whether you want to spend big or just need a simple mixer, our expert testers give every stand mixer (also known as a benchtop or kitchen mixer) a thorough workout to find out which models:

  • are best at whisking, beating and kneading
  • are easiest to use
  • are easiest to clean
  • come with all the bells and whistles.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings that the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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Stand mixers are ideal if you regularly make breads, cakes, pizza dough and other heavy batters, as they have more grunt than a hand mixer. 

We provide good and bad points for each stand mixer, and our Recommended list will quickly show you which models come out on top.

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    Single/twin tool attachment

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    Single tool attachments can handle heavier loads and can knead dough. This type is for the serious and regular cook, and ideal for batch preparation. Twin tool attachments are a cheaper alternative for the occasional cook, but if you're making dough you'll need to knead it by hand.

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        Performance score

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        We whisk egg whites using the whisk attachment; mix a cake using the K-beater, heavy-duty beater or scraper beater; and make pizza dough using the dough hook attachment. All tests are weighted equally.

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        Ease of use score

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        We assess how easy it is to use the controls and read the labelling, lift and lower the head, remove and replace the bowl and mixing tools, add ingredients while the machine is operating and clean removable parts and the main unit.

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        • Performance score
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        • Whisk score
        • Beater score
        • Dough score
        • Noise (dB)
        • Good points
        • Bad points
        • Additional comments
        • Price
        • Shop Ethical rating
        • Country of origin
        • Warranty (years)
        • Single/twin tool attachment
        • Whisk attachment
        • Dough hook
        • Beater attachment
        • Splash guard
        • Number of speeds
        • Bowl lock
        • Spring-loaded motor head
        • Dishwasher safe
        • Extra outlet for optional attachments
        • Bowl type
        • Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
        • Weight (kg)
        • Bowl capacity (L)
        • Wattage (W)

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