Which food mixer should I buy?

Whip up mince pies, prepare the stuffing and even chop veg with the latest kitchen gadgets.

25 Oct 2018



Food mixers do all the hard work for you, making baking and food prep a breeze. But which should you choose? Let us help you decide with our guide…

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

Stand mixer

In a nutshell: A baker’s best friend – take the strain out of whipping, whisking and kneading with the ultimate baking tool

Whether you’re a regular baker or plan to knock up a festive feast, a stand mixer will save you a lot of elbow grease. They’re powerful enough to deal with heavy bread doughs and fruit-laden Christmas cake batters.

With it you can:

  • Multi-task – pop in your butter and sugar and get on with something else
  • Knead dough – whipping up the perfect pasty for pies and puddings is easy work
  • Tackle big batches – many stand mixers come with large 4.6 to 4.8-litre bowls
  • Work tidy – flexible beaters and a splash guard stop ingredients flying all over the kitchen
  • Take control –with features like slow start and automatic stop

Why not try…

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

Every baker’s dream – the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer. With a powerful motor, large mixing bowl and attachments for general whisking, blending and a hook for kneading bread, you’ll think all your Christmases have come at once. And it looks good too combining curvy retro styling with an array of beautiful colour options.

Get the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer

Love baking…

… but don’t have time for the mess?

Kenwood Multione

The Kenwood Multione's neat design packs a wallop with a powerful 1000-watt motor, while variable speeds and a pulse action ensure the smoothest of mixes.

And your kitchen worktops will be saved from mess thanks to a large pouring chute and splashguard.

Get the Kenwood Multione Stand Mixer


Hand mixer

In a nutshell: Great for have-a-go bakers – all the tools you need to bake and create without the expense

If you love to bake for special occasions (and what could be more special than Christmas) but don’t have time the rest of the year, then consider a hand mixer.

It’s a space-saving alternative to a stand mixer that makes light work of cake batters, sauces and creamy desserts.

With it you can:

  • Whip the cream for your trifle or whisk eggs for a festive pavlova
  • Create light and fluffy sponge cakes
  • Mix the bread sauce for your Christmas turkey
  • Save money – it’s cheaper to buy than a stand mixer
  • Free up counter space – with no large bowl to store they slot neatly into a cupboard or drawer

Why not try…

KitchenAid hand mixer

The KitchenAid hand mixer has 9 speed settings for precision control and a soft start function to prevent spray. Professional-grade accessories include beaters, two dough hooks and whisk and mixing rod.

Get the KitchenAid hand mixer


Food processor

In a nutshell: An all-around food-prep tool for busy cooks - prepare everything from pastry to veg

A food processor is your one-stop shop for festive food prep. An array of attachments let you blitz through big jobs so you have more time to enjoy Christmas day.

With it you can:

  • Chop onions, herbs and nuts with the blade attachment
  • Slice carrots or cucumber with the slicing attachment
  • Grate cheese, carrots, fresh ginger and chocolate with the grating attachment
  • Mix together ingredients to make sauces and curry pastes
  • You can even mix cake batter, knead bread and whisk eggs with some models

Food processors are perfect for whizzing up shortcrust pastry and scones – fast.

Why not try…

Magimix Food Processor

The Magimix C3160 food processor can chop, slice, grate and mix your festive feast with ease thanks to the help of this handy food processor. It’s even got a commercial-grade motor making it ultra-quiet – so you can prepare for Christmas late into the night without fear of waking the kids.

Get the Magimix C3160 food processor


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