Which food mixer should I buy?

Wondering which food mixer or stand mixer to buy for all your cooking and baking needs? We help you choose…

KitchenAid Artisan

Give your arms a rest during National Baking Week with the latest kitchen gadgets. They do all the hard work for you, making baking and food prep a breeze. But which should you choose – a stand mixer, hand mixer or food processor?

We help you decide with our guide.


Stand mixer

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

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

If you’re a regular baker or planning on knocking up a feast for National Baking Week, a stand mixer will make kneading bread dough, creaming butter and sugar, and whisking eggs effortless.

With it you can:

  • Multi-task – pop in your butter and sugar and get on with something else
  • Knead dough without feeling like your arms are about to drop off – stand mixers are seriously powerful and make easy work of kneading.
  • Handle big batches – many stand mixers come with large 4.6 to 4.8-litre bowls
  • Keep your kitchen clean and your mix in the bowl – not all over the floor – with flexible beaters and splash guards
  • Have more control with features like slow start and automatic stop

Unlike many hand mixers, stand mixers are powerful and tough enough to deal with heavy bread doughs and thick buttercream.

Why not try…KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer

The KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer is the stand mixer of most home bakers’ dreams. It combines curvy retro styling with a powerful motor, large mixing bowl and attachments for general whisking, blending and a hook for kneading bread.

Get the KitchenAid Artisan in Café Latte


If cleanliness is a must:Kenwood MultioneLove baking but don’t have the time for mess? Check out the Kenwood Multione.

Its sleek, clean design looks neat, and it packs a punch with its powerful 1000-watt motor.

With it you can:

  • Mix an impressive celebration cake in the ample 3-litre stainless steel bowl
  • Enjoy smooth and fluffy mixes with variable speeds and pulse action
  • Add extra liquid or sugar during mixing via the large chute, while the splashguard keeps your cake mix in the bowl

Get the Kenwood Multione Stand Mixer in Silver


Hand mixer

In a nutshell: Great for occasional bakers – effortlessly whip cream and beat eggs without spending too much on equipment

Do the odd bit of baking every couple of months? A hand mixer is a space-saving alternative to a stand mixer that makes light work of sponge cakes and creamy desserts.

With it you can:

  • Whisk eggs for soufflés and meringues, or whip up cream for an Eton Mess
  • Create light and fluffy sponge cakes
  • Save money as it’s cheaper to buy than a stand mixer
  • Save counter space - as there’s no large bowl it’ll slot neatly into a cupboard or drawer

Why not try…KitchenAid hand mixerThe KitchenAid hand mixer will help you create bakes with a consistency that Prue and Paul would be proud of.

It has 9 speed settings, for precise control, and the soft start function means your ingredients won’t end up splattering the worktop. Professional-grade accessories include beaters, two dough hooks and whisk and mixing rod.

Get the KitchenAid Hand Mixer in black


Food processor

In a nutshell: An all-around food-prep tool for busy cooks that’s perfect for scones and pastry

A food processor is the one-stop shop of food prep. It comes with different attachments that you use to blitz through heavy-going tasks.

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 pesto and curry paste
  • Some models can even mix cake batter, knead bread and whisk eggs

Food processors are perfect for whizzing up shortcrust pastry and scones – fast. And if you need an excuse to invite your friends around for afternoon tea, remember… it’s National Baking Week!

Why not try…

Kenwood Multipro Compact

Take the strain out of cooking and baking with the Kenwood MultiPro Compact food processor. Work culinary magic and get to slicing, grating or whisking at 2 different speed settings. No more tedious vegetable chopping or chunky soups.

The powerful 800W motor will help you whip up a family meal or knead a loaf of bread in no time.

Get the Kenwood MultiPro Compact food processor


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