To say that kitchen stand mixers are a wave of the future would be a true understatement because their already here. These highly versatile, compact, and powerful mixers have not only changed what we can do in the kitchen, but everything to do with how we do it. Kitchen stand mixers are replacing those outdated hand mixers and have given baking a whole new meaning while saving you a great deal of time.
When looking for a new stand mixer there are many things to consider including price, size, functionality, performance, power and a whole lot more. If you’re in the market to take your baking to a whole new level or are looking for a new upgrade to make you much more efficient, we have detailed the best of the best. From manufacturers, such as KitchenAid, Kenwood, VonShef, Sunbeam, and many others, we have detailed the best of the best that are out right now.
The following review details the Top 10 Kitchen Stand Mixers in 2018 while considering all you need to know.
It’s no wonder KitchenAid starts out this review while claiming the top spot as they’ve become the first, and foremost manufacturer to consider. This Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer comes with a pouring shield which assures a mess free area and the tilt head design makes it easy to access the bowl and add contents even when it’s in use.
With 20 color options to choose from and at a price point which is well below competitors, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more functional stand mixer. Featuring a 5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl which is dishwasher safe, 12 attachments to choose from, and KitchenAid’s unique 59-point planetary mixing action it proves that quality doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
Specs and Features
- 20 color options
- 5-quart mixing bowl
- 12 optional attachments
- Includes mixing bowl, dough hook, flat beater, pouring shield, and wire whip
- 59-point planetary mixing action
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If you’re looking for a true professional grade high performance stand mixer, then the 2nd spot in this review is the best place to start. The Kenwood Silver Cooking Machine screams pro-level multi-purpose appliance that mixes, bakes, and blends. Giving you the ability to save a great deal of time with cooking, blending and mixing at the same time, this Chef Machine is highly recommended for culinary experts and professional cooks alike.
The Kenwood KM080AT is powered by a ridiculous 1150-watts of power and 800-watts for mixing which is more than enough to handle any task, effortlessly. This multi-purpose machine can handle cooking, steaming, and mixing and includes a steam basket which sits atop the mixing bowl. Featuring a large 7-quart mixing bowl and 3.1-quarts of baking capacity, you’ll soon find out why the Kenwood Cooking Machine has become a top-seller.
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Bodum may not be the most well-known name in the kitchen, but they’re certainly the best. This Bodum Bistro stand mixer is highlighted by an amazing modern design that will become the focal point in any kitchen and is easily match with any décor. The best feature of this mixer goes well beyond its sleek look as it offers about double the watt power than other stand mixers in its price range.
The Bodum Bistro is powered by a 700-watt motor which makes for an effortless, hands-free and quick operation. Outfitted with 7 variable speed settings, suction cup base, 5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl and accessories which are all dishwasher safe, you’ll see that quality, performance and price doesn’t get much better than the Bistro.
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Breville introduced the Scraper stand mixer for a sophisticated look with pro level performance. This mixer features a durable die-cast design which was built to last and is powered by a powerful 550-watt motor. The Scraper Mixer features a LED light strip at the base of the mixer which displays speed setting and optimizes performance with recommendations for optimal use.
The Breville Scraper Mixer has a 5-quart die-cast mixing bowl and has a slew of safety options including automatic shut off after 10 minutes of inactivity along with motor protection and load sensing technology. The electronic controls give you 12 speed options and the lift assist mixer head will take your culinary experience to a whole new level.
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If you’re looking for a stand mixer that’s a bit more affordable, this 5-quart mixer comes in at under $230. Scoring an impressive 9.8 out of 10 you will see for yourself that performance isn’t sacrificed at this price point. This mixer is known for handling all tasks around the kitchen including making pasts, smoothies, kneading dough, mixing batter, and anything else that comes to mind.
The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-quart stand mixer is more than enough capacity for anything you throw in the bowl. Powered by a 325-watt motor which is more power than most stand mixers in this price point. In the box, you’ll get an all-metal base, stainless steel 5-quart mixing bowl, 2-piece pouring shield, wire whip, dough hook, and a flat beater. When not in use, simply store the accessories away in the conveniently located attachment hub.
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If you’re looking for one of the largest capacity stand mixers out there, well, KitchenAid’s got that one too. The KitchenAid KSM8990NP has an 8-quart mixing bowl and features a unique bowl-lift technology which gives you perfect, performance based mixing. Helping fuel the cooking passion of everyday users and professionals alike, this mixer delivers performance, capacity and exceptional speed when compared to others.
The bowl-lift technology is what helps separate this mixer from the rest which makes it highly recommended for commercial use. Boasting a noise-free operation, bulk ingredient capacity, and a mess free area are only some of the many highlights from former consumers. Complete with a 10-speed dial control, 12 attachments, and powered by a 1.3HP motor, this KitchenAid stand mixer is easily one of the best this year.
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Bosch did something amazing when they introduced this compact tilt-head stand mixer which comes with a pouring shield which will keep your baking area clean. New owners will be happy to know that performance won’t be an issue with this smaller, compact stand mixer which is powered by a 400-watt motor.
The motor is the most powerful in its class, and with a silent and noise-free operation you won’t even know it’s on.
The Bosch MUM4405 has an easy grip handle and comes with a 4-quart plastic, dishwasher safe mixing bowl. This compact, but highly versatile mixer will allow you to grind meats, blend smoothies, knead pizza dough, and juice fresh and whole fruits with ease.
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If you’re looking to compete with the big boys than you must consider this Pro Line 7-quart stand mixer. Highlighted by an advanced motor control board, you will get much more control with a true hands-free operation. Delivering on its promise for ease of use and modern convenience, this mixer offers greater flexibility and performance than most.
The KitchenAid KSM75-86PSR is powered by a 1.3HP motor. The refreshing look of the pearl silver exterior is quickly overshadowed by the level of performance once it’s started. With a 16-cup flower capacity this stand mixer is the largest residential bowl-lift model out. The precise bowl-lift design makes for perfect tasks such as mixing, whipping, beating, kneading, blending and much more.
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Another high-quality KitchenAid stand mixer is the Professional 600 HD. This mixer will turn any baking task into a simple operation thanks to the large capacity 6-quart mixing bowl. This gives you the capacity to handle 14 cups of flower, 13 dozen cookies, and 8 loaves of bread at one time. With 15 different attachment options, you’ll find there is no baking task that can’t be considered with this KitchenAid stand mixer.
The Professional 6000 HD is available in both Onyx Black and Red for those looking for a modern or more of a contemporary look. The 6000 HD is powered by a 1-HP motor and comes with a contoured 6-quart mixing bowl which offers a super-large capacity. All included attachments are dishwasher safe including a wire whip, beaters, and dough hook.
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The KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus stand mixer rounds out this review by scoring an impressive 9.7 out of 10. Claiming the 10th spot of the best stand mixer in 2017 is no easy feat considering how many models are out on the market which is a testament to what goes into KitchenAid mixers. This model is highlighted by a powerful 450-watt motor and features 10 variable speeds which gives the user much more control over most.
The KitchenAid KV25GOXER is a professional grade stand mixer, but is highly recommended for DIY baking enthusiasts. Outfitted with a 5-quart mixing bowl that is stainless steel and dishwasher safe and features a multi-purpose attachment hub for enough storage for all accessories and attachments. Included in the box is the mixer, stainless steel bowl, dough hook, wire whip and flat beater.
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