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Top 10 Best Stand Mixers in the UK 2020

Stand mixers, or food mixers, are essential for any beginner or expert wanting to up their baking game. These hefty appliances take the effort out of mixing large batches of ingredients, kneading bread dough, whisking up cake toppings, and a range of other tasks that can be laborious and difficult to achieve to the same standard by hand.


Budding bakers may find themselves overwhelmed by the number of models available. So we've done the sifting for you and selected the top 10 best from Amazon, eBay and John Lewis, featuring big names like KitchenAid and Kenwood. We've got mixers with attachments, blenders, and compact dimensions, plus affordable buys under £200 and even £100!

  • Last updated: 30-07-2020
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Why Choose a Stand Mixer?

Why Choose a Stand Mixer?

If you're looking to get serious with your baking, there really is no better investment than a stand mixer. The main alternatives are mixing by hand or with a hand-held mixer. These may be fine for occasional small batches, but for taking things up a notch (and giving your arms a rest), a stand mixer is a worthwhile investment.


They don't come cheap, however, and some models can easily end up being the most expensive thing in your kitchen. This is because to mix large quantities of heavy ingredients, a good quality stand mixer will be constructed with the best materials, have a powerful motor, and be built to last


All this means you can be sure that any initial outlay should keep you baking with ease for decades to come!

How to Choose a Stand Mixer in the UK – Buying Guide

Given the price tag commanded by some stand mixers, you want to be certain that you're getting the best machine for the job. With this in mind, we're now going to look at the most important things to bear in mind when buying a stand mixer online.

More Capacity Means More Cakes and Bakes

More Capacity Means More Cakes and Bakes

You've most likely got to the stage of considering buying a stand mixer because you've got the baking bug and want to turn out loaves and cakes to your heart's content. So the capacity of your mixer is a good place to start, as the larger the bowl, the more you can make in one go.


It's therefore a good idea to go for the largest capacity mixer your kitchen can accommodate and you can afford


The capacity listed in our spec tables below is the working liquid capacity – this is the maximum amount you can put in the bowl without things splashing over the sides, and is less than the volume of the bowl itself.

Useful Attachments and Extra Mixing Bowls Can Save Time and Effort

There are three attachments that come as standard with stand mixers: a dough hook for kneading dough or thicker pastry, a beater for combining ingredients, and a whisk for beating eggs, creaming, and light batters.


Some models will also come with a flex or scrape beater with bendy rubber edges to work right up to the side of the bowl, meaning no need to manually take a spatula to it. 


Other useful additions include second mixing bowls, which allow you to work on a second mixture simultaneously – just check the descriptions to find what you need.  

A Range of Speeds Can Mean Greater Control for Better Results

A Range of Speeds Can Mean Greater Control for Better Results

Despite the range of tasks they can perform and their often extravagant price tags, stand mixers are in many ways quite simple machines. Aside from changing the attachment, on most models the only other thing you can control is the speed at which the machine runs.


A greater number of speed setting therefore means more control over how your ingredients are handled, and can make all the difference with more delicate and complicated bakes. 


You may also like to look for a variable speed control, meaning a turn of the dial smoothly increases the speed, allowing for even finer tuning and greater precision.

Heavier Mixers Are Sturdier, But Weight May Be a Factor When Moving

Heavier Mixers Are Sturdier, But Weight May Be a Factor When Moving

Stand mixers can take up a lot of space on a worktop. If you have the space to leave your mixer where it is, and want a statement appliance that adds glamour as well as functionality to your kitchen, then weight won't be an issue. Indeed, for stability, the heavier the better.


If you don't have the luxury of acres of vacant countertop, however, you should think about how much effort you're prepared to put in to lugging a cumbersome appliance out of the cupboard every time you get baking. 


There's a fine balance here, as lighter devices may be flimsier and less hardwearing, but beefier models may not be useable by people who will find moving heavy objects difficult. Around 10 kg is a good benchmark. 

Top 10 Best Stand Mixers to Buy Online in the UK

Having looked at the most important things to weigh up when buying a stand mixer, let's now turn to our selection of the ten best mixers to buy online in the UK this year.

10

VonShef1000W Food Mixer

£74.99

Capacity3 litres
AttachmentsDough hook, beater, whisk
Speeds8
Weight4.9 kg
9
Capacity3.3 litres
AttachmentsDough hook, beater, whisk
SpeedsVariable
Weight6.5 kg
8
Capacity1.8 litres
AttachmentsDough blade, whisk, multiple blades and bowls
SpeedsAuto adjust
Weight11 kg
7

KenwoodProspero Stand Mixer

£163.82

Capacity4.3 litres
AttachmentsK beater, dough hook, whisk
SpeedsVariable
Weight4.5 kg
6

John LewisStand Food Mixer, Silver

JLSM628

£175.00

Capacity5 litres
AttachmentsDough hook, beater, whisk
Speeds9
Weight15 kg
5
Capacity4.8 litres
AttachmentsDough hook, flex beater, whisk
Speeds10
Weight9.5 kg
4
Capacity3.8/4.7 litres (metal/glass bowl)
AttachmentsScraper beater, standard flat beater, dough hook, whisk, second bowl
SpeedsVariable
Weight11 kg
3
Capacity4.6 litres
AttachmentsK beater, dough hook, whisk
Speeds6
Weight10.9 kg
2

KenwoodChef Titanium XL Stand Mixer

KVL8300S

£499.99

Capacity6.7 litres
AttachmentsK beater, whisk, dough hook
SpeedsVariable
Weight10.4 kg
1
Capacity4.8 and 3 litres
AttachmentsFlat beater, flex edge beater, dough hook, whisk, second bowl
Speeds10
Weight11 kg

Compare the Best Stand Mixers

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1
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer 1

KitchenAid

2
Kenwood Chef Titanium XL Stand Mixer 1

Kenwood

3
Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer 1

Kenwood

4
Sage Bakery Boss 1

Sage

5
Smeg 50s Retro Stand Mixer 1

Smeg

6
John Lewis Stand Food Mixer, Silver 1

John Lewis

7
Kenwood Prospero Stand Mixer 1

Kenwood

8
Magimix BlenderMix Food Processor 1

Magimix

9
KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer 1

KitchenAid

10
VonShef 1000W Food Mixer 1

VonShef

Name

Artisan Stand Mixer

Chef Titanium XL Stand Mixer

kMix Stand Mixer

Bakery Boss

50s Retro Stand Mixer

Stand Food Mixer, Silver

Prospero Stand Mixer

BlenderMix Food Processor

Mini Stand Mixer

1000W Food Mixer

FeaturesThe Classic Stand Mixer Sti...A Hefty Mixer Up to Any TaskA Good All-Rounder at a Fai...Well-Designed With a Few Tr...A Super-Sleek Style StatementA Great Value Own-Brand Sta...A Space-Saving Mixer to Fit...A Jack of All Trades for Si...A Compact Version of an Old...A Bargain Entry-Level Stand...
Price£475.00£499.99£254.92£399.07£449.95£175.00£163.82£319.95£299.25£74.99
Capacity4.8 and 3 litres6.7 litres4.6 litres3.8/4.7 litres (metal/glass bowl)4.8 litres5 litres4.3 litres1.8 litres3.3 litres3 litres
AttachmentsFlat beater, flex edge beater, dough hook, whisk, second bowlK beater, whisk, dough hookK beater, dough hook, whiskScraper beater, standard flat beater, dough hook, whisk, second bowlDough hook, flex beater, whiskDough hook, beater, whiskK beater, dough hook, whiskDough blade, whisk, multiple blades and bowlsDough hook, beater, whiskDough hook, beater, whisk
Speeds10Variable6Variable109VariableAuto adjustVariable8
Weight11 kg10.4 kg10.9 kg 11 kg9.5 kg15 kg4.5 kg11 kg6.5 kg4.9 kg
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More Ways to Minimise Your Kitchen Workload

More Ways to Minimise Your Kitchen Workload

Love nothing more than cooking up a proverbial storm? Then you'll probably know how much easier it is when you've got the right gadgets to help you out and challenge your culinary creativity. Here are a few more suggestions if you're in the market to kit out your casa. 

Summary

So that was our pick of the top ten stand mixers to buy online in the UK this year. With the capacity, attachments, and weight in mind, we hope you've found just the thing to take your baking to the next level that'll keep you cooking for years to come.

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