Treating yourself to a food mixer in the Black Friday sales?
Whether you’re after a slinky model, a sturdy one, a budget option or some super-cool attachments, there’s a mixer out there for everyone.
The iconic one - KitchenAid Artisan
With a veritable variety of models, colours and sizes to choose from, it’s clear to see that KitchenAid is standing firm at the peak of its artisan baking reputation.
It looks fabulous with a glossy finish and has long been loved for standing the test of time. Appealing to the more creative bakers who value craftsmanship alongside functionality, the Kitchenaid is made entirely from metal.
And with its 10 speeds and ‘tilting head design’ it will always be the crème de la crème of food mixers to its loyal cake bakers.
The sturdy one - Kenwood KMix
With a ‘Best Buy’ status from Which? and now a coveted position on the Great British Bake Off, the retro styled KMix is beating off stiff competition from the big baking aids.
Simple to use and with a range of slightly different models to choose from, the KMix stands firm on your kitchen worktop and is one of the more attractive mixers on the market.
Loved for its high performance whisking and whipping, a ‘flexi-beater’ that scrapes the bowl as it works its magic and a kneading tool that Which? says results in well-structured bread, it’s an all-round good egg of the food mixing world.
The space saving, budget one - Morphy Richards Accents folding standing mixer
Short on kitchen surface space? Aren’t we all! Complete with six speeds and three tools for dough beating, whisking and mixing, this model cleverly folds away to a third of its erected size.
And with an ‘orbital mixing function’ that promises no ‘unstirred pockets’ along with easy cleaning, a choice of bright colours and a built in splash guard, this compact mixer could well serve your baking needs for a budget price.
The clever one - Sage by Heston Blumenthal The Scrape Mixer Pro
Heston’s mixer boasts a ‘scraper mixer’ which cleans the sides and bottom of the bowl in order to get as much air into the batter as possible for the lightest sponge.
A light-up display means the model is super-easy to use and heavy doughs and batters prompt the heavy-duty mixer to crank up a notch or two to maintain speed. There’s a nice nimble function for lighter bakes such as meringues, too.
The ridiculously expensive one - Kenwood KM080 Cooking Chef Kitchen Machine
For those who take mixing VERY seriously, there’s this ‘machine’. Coming in at just under a grand, this model can beat, whisk, knead and whip with the best of them but it also has in-built heat technology that cooks while it mixes.
It doesn’t just help with your every baking knead, it can also whip up saucy dishes such as curries, stews and risottos.