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The 10 Best Mixers - May 2017

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every mixer on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 385 mixers, 492 reviews and 19,000 prices. Last updated 26 May 2017.

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Professional 600
#1 in Mixers

KitchenAid Professional 600

140 Reviews
  • Expert reviews are good
  • Has an ergonomic handle
  • Only released seven months ago
10
5.7L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Nickel
575W
Colours
Power
  • £225.95
    eBay
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5KSM150
#2 in Mixers

KitchenAid 5KSM150

31 Reviews
  • Has a mixing cup with spout
  • Has a citrus press
  • KitchenAid only has unexceptional mixer reviews
10
4.83L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Gold
300W
Colours
Power
  • £240.00
    eBay
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  • More shops: 7
  • £531.43 Amazon UK
  • £531.43 Amazon UK
MX1500W
#3 in Mixers

Black & Decker MX1500W

42 Reviews
  • Inexpensive
  • Has a dishwasher proof accessories
  • Very small power
5
Hand Mixer
Grey
Speeds
Types
Colours
175W
Power
  • £13.49
    eBay
    Save £7.68 (36%)
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KÜCHENminis
#4 in Mixers

WMF KÜCHENminis

  • Only released four months ago
  • Not cheap
  • Very small bowl capacity
5
0.8L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Stainless Steel
400W
Colours
Power
  • £78.60
    Amazon UK
    Save £41.35
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SM-50BC
#6 in Mixers

Cuisinart SM‑50BC

  • Just released a month ago
  • Has a whisk
  • Has a variable speed
12
5.2L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Chrome
500W
Colours
Power
  • £112.58
    eBay
    Save £4.52 (5%)
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Manhattan
#7 in Mixers

Klarstein Manhattan

  • Has a bowl included
  • Has a dishwasher proof accessories
  • Very small power
2
0.45L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Red
65W
Colours
Power
  • £87.99
    Amazon UK
    Save £10.00 (10%)
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VFP040
#8 in Mixers

Breville VFP040

  • Has a detachable stand
  • Has a dough hooks
12
3.8L
Hand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Grey
500W
Colours
Power
  • £89.55
    Electric Shopping
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400004
#9 in Mixers

Morphy Richards 400004

  • Fairly big power
  • Fairly big bowl capacity
  • Not cheap
6
5L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
White
800W
Colours
Power
  • £87.70
    Amazon UK
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SM 8680
#10 in Mixers

Grundig SM 8680

  • Very big power
  • Has an ice crushing function
  • Expensive
6
1.5L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Black
800W
Colours
Power
  • £96.09
    eBay
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20351 Creations Stand Mixer
#11 in Mixers

Russell Hobbs 20351 Creations Stand Mixer

  • Good value
  • Has a whisk
  • Quite small bowl capacity
8
4.5L
Tabletop
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Cream
700W
Colours
Power
  • £84.99
    Amazon UK
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  • More shops: 3
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Mixer Buying Guide

Mixers are kitchen appliances that use a motor powered whisk or paddle to effortlessly mix and combine ingredients. They are used primarily for making cake batter, bread dough, pasty and desserts. Unlike blenders or food processors, they are not designed to cut or puree ingredients, but instead to whisk or knead far quickly and more efficiently than any human could. If you’ve ever felt your arms hurt from trying to whisk up homemade mayonnaise, then this is the appliance for you!

There are two main types of mixers on the market - handheld and stand mixers:

Handheld mixers: these devices consist of one or two whisks placed into a plastic or metal casing, with a button or trigger to activate them. The whisks can be immersed in the ingredients, and the whisks will mix far more efficiently than if done by hand. Handheld mixers are smaller and far cheaper than stand mixers, but are less powerful than their larger brethren. Also most handheld mixers only use whisk attachments - this is fine for most baking and kitchen prep tasks you’ll need, but won’t work for making bread dough or kneading.

Stand mixers: these mixers consist of motor-powered whisks, which are built into an arm and stand, allowing the whisks to be lowered into the attached bowl for mixing. They are far heavier machines, and much more expensive than handheld mixers, but are far more powerful and capable of a larger range of functions, such as kneading dough. Because they are heavy, stable machines they are far less likely to make a mess while mixing at high speeds, though of course this means they also take up a sizeable space on your kitchen work surface. However if you find yourself baking cakes or bread regularly, a proper stand mixer will save you countless hours of manual mixing and kneading!

Capacity

This attribute only applies to tabletop mixers, but is an important consideration - the bowl capacity will determine how much food/ingredients can be mixed at one time. The tabletop mixers on our site range from small 0.5L mixers (which would be most useful for sauces and small batters, such as cupcakes or muffins) to enormous 5L mixers (which will handle everything you could need, including the biggest cakes or bread dough enough for several loaves at once).

Power Levels/Speeds

All our mixers have a power rating, measured in Watts (W). The higher the power level, the more efficient the appliances will be at mixing and kneading. This in turn leads to smoother mixes, well-kneaded doughs, and better results!

Many of the models on our site also have multiple speed settings. This is important because different recipes require different speeds - making mayonnaise for instance requires a fairly slow speed, while cake batter can be mixed at a faster speed. The instruction manual with your machine will give better information on the specific speed to use for each type of cooking.

Included Accessories

Finally, many models of mixer come with additional accessories to increase the functions performed by the appliance. This can include dough hooks for more efficient kneading of bread dough, beaters specifically made for eggs, or a spatula for scraping out batter and dough from the bowl. They may also include chopper attachment for easily chopping small quantities of nuts, herbs or fruit.

While not necessities, these extras can make your cooking more efficient and easier, so are worth bearing in mind when choosing between models.

Mixer Retailers, Prices and Features

Mixer Prices

In total we found 162 mixers ranging from £0 to £1,016. On average, a new mixer costs £73 and 80% of mixers are priced between £0 and £222. The most expensive mixer that we found is the KitchenAid 5KSM150PSE at £1,016, and the cheapest is the Girmi IM45 at only £0.

Mixer Brands - Price Range

Jupiter mixers start at £378 and the most expensive Jupiter mixer costs £378. The highest average mixer price out of all brands is Jupiter mixers with an average price of £378.

The second highest average mixer price out of all brands is Sage mixers with an average price of £300. Sage mixers range in price from £300 to £300.

The %8highest average mixer price out of all brands is KitchenAid mixers with an average price of £243. KitchenAid mixers start at £0 and the most expensive KitchenAid mixer costs £1,016.

Mixer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 4 expert reviews and 456 user reviews for mixers written online and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of mixer. The top three mixer brands are Braun, Black & Decker and Smeg. Braun has an average rating of 89%, Black & Decker has an average rating of 84% and Smeg has an average rating of 79%.

Biggest Mixer Retailers

The biggest mixer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 87 current mixer offers from eBay. The second biggest mixer retailer is Amazon UK with 57 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to mixers. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 41 current offers.

When Are Most New Mixers Released?

We looked at the release dates for new mixers over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any prominent trend. 47 new mixers were released in December 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new mixer releases. In 2015 most new mixers were released in March, with 24 new mixers released that month. In September 2014 47 new mixers were released making it the biggest month that year for new mixer releases.

How Fast Do Mixer Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, mixers drop in price by 10% on average. On a typical new mixer costing £72, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £7.

Speeds

Across the range of mixers, the speeds range from 1 to 20. The speeds of the majority of mixers range from 5 to 7. The KrupsPerfect Mix 9000, which is available at £75.70, has the most speed and is a 20 speed mixer. The mixer with the least speed is the KrupsPerfect Mix 9000, which is a 1 speed mixer and sells for £43.79.

Bowl Capacities

Across the range of mixers, the bowl capacities range from 0.3L to 600L. The bowl capacities of most mixers range from 0.3L to 60L. The MagefesaMGF 4123, which can be purchased for £0.00, has the biggest bowl capacity and is a 600L Bowl capacity mixer. The MagefesaMGF 4123 has the smallest bowl capacity. This mixer is a 0.3L Bowl capacity mixer and can be purchased for £43.79.

Powers

The powers of mixers range from 60W to 2,000W. The powers of the majority of mixers range from 190W to 310W. The mixer with the biggest power is the KenwoodBLP900, which is a 2,000W Power mixer and is on sale for £0.00. The mixer with the smallest power is the KenwoodBLP900, which is a 60W Power mixer and can be purchased for £44.49.

Biggest Mixer Retailers

The biggest mixer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 87 current mixer offers from eBay. The second biggest mixer retailer is Amazon UK with 57 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to mixers. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 41 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Mixers?

The cheapest retailer by number of mixer for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 58 mixers.

Proportion of Mixers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 66.7% of its mixers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest mixer shop.

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