Update, Jan 21, 2013: We’ve updated the Top 10 Stand Mixer list to reflect new models on the market.
With the help of stand mixers you can make a variety of delicious foods. Whether you want to blend nutritious fruit smoothies, beat eggs or make some weekend wheat bread delight, this culinary tool will cut your preparation time in half and make your cooking a breeze.
There are literally dozens of stand mixer models to choose from in the market today. They come in many different forms, colors, sizes and shapes, and of course, price tags. Which Stand Mixer is best for you will be determined by what your needs in the kitchen are.
We have put together a list of the top 10 stand mixers sorted by the best-selling models. We also made a note of the average user rating, in many cases the best selling models also have some of the highest user ratings. Prices for the machines on this top 10 stand mixer list range from a low of $50 up to $400.
1. KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS 5-Quart Stand Mixer
The KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS 5-Quart Stand Mixer is 325 watts of pure mixing power. It can take on tough mixtures like dough and easier to prepare mixtures like whipping cream. Whatever you need this mixer for, you will be amazed at how easy it is to use and how quickly it does its job.
2. KitchenAid KSM75WH Classic Plus 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer
This KitchenAid stand mixer is the ultimate tool for the average kitchen. With ten speeds to chose from and three different components included, the mixer is ready for everything from heavy cream to bread.
3. KitchenAid Professional 600 KP26M1X Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer
The KitchenAid Professional 600 KP26M1X Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer is a commercial-style mixer with a powerful motor for consistent blending. Giving professional results over and over again, this KitchenAid mixer comes with a direct drive transmission with gears of steel.
4. KitchenAid Ultra Power KSM95 Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
This KitchenAid stand mixer is an excellent mixer for the personal baker. Right in between the power of the artisan and pro series this mixer is able to handle just about any household job. With a 4.5 quart stainless steal bowl and accessory hub that will accept components is a jack of all trades in the kitchen.
5. Cuisinart HSM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Handheld/Stand Mixer
The Cuisinart stand mixer is a versatile hybrid that changes from a stand mixer to a hand-held mixer with the push of a button. When used as a sturdy stand mixer, the included 3.5 quart stainless-steel bowl spins on a turntable to incorporate all of your ingredients.
6. KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt Stand Mixer
This KitchenAid stand mixer is a powerful machine for cooks that need to do a lot of mixing of heavy ingredients. This appliance has been built to handle tough jobs like kneading dough or whipping other ingredients.
7. Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 4.5 Quart All-Metal Stand Mixer
The Hamilton Beach Eclectrics 4.5 Quart All-Metal Stand Mixer is an appliance that is reasonably priced and offers unbeatable performance. It has a 400W motor and is made of diecast metal for strength and durability. Consistent mixing can be obtained even while adding ingredients.
8. Cuisinart SM-55 800 Watt 5.5 Quart Stand Mixer
The Cuisinart Stand Mixer has risen to new heights as far as mixers go. Built with precision engineering, this Cuisinart stand mixer has the power and capacity to handle large quantities without effort. It comes with three different accessories for mixing, kneading dough and whipping.
9. Viking VSM700 Professional 7-Quart Stand Mixer Review
The Viking Professional 7-Quart Stand Mixer is equipped with 1000 watts of pure power to provide enough muscle to knead pizza, bread, or cookie dough. It also has lower settings to mix even the most sensitive ingredients like meringue.
10. Sunbeam 2371 350 Watts Mixmaster Stand Mixer
The Sunbeam 2371 offers a wide array of features, while costing well beneath the $100 price point. It boasts a generous 350 watt motor with 12 variable speeds, which are adjusted by a rotating dial. To prevent against clouds of flour, every speed features soft start technology that eases the mixing of ingredients.