A stand mixer is a kitchen appliance that is more durable and versatile than a hand mixer and oftentimes performs a variety of functions with a particular interest in helping prepare bread, cakes, and similar mixes. I use my stand mixer for the preparation of cakes and cupcakes that I enter into these contents. I also prepare a lot of pie crusts using my mixer and my made from scratch bread is a big hit at the local farmers’ market.
Choosing a Stand Mixer
If you do not already own a stand mixer I urge you to head out and purchase one immediately. You will absolutely love using your stand mixer and I might add that it is a great conversation starter when friends are over for lunch! There are tons of different stand mixers out there.
When I purchased my first stand mixer I made a big mistake. I didn’t do any research. I assumed that the only difference in the products was the brand names and I was not one that was going to pay extra simply for a name. I soon learned that the band name was one of many differences in the stand mixers on the market and that brand is a major factor when select your product.
Later on in this article, I am going to let you in on a little secret. I am going to tell you the best stand mixers that you should buy. This list can save you time when shopping for a stand mixer. Each of these stand mixers has been a part of my life at one point or another and has gone above and beyond my wildest expectations.
I have enjoyed using each one juts as well as the next and highly recommend them to others that want a dependable high-quality product that isn’t going to disappoint. As a baker/ cook/ mom with more than 18 year’s in the kitchen you can trust my advice to be accurate!
I learned the hard way and vowed that never to happen again. I learned the importance of doing my research and I’ve learned the brands that are worth paying more for. I consider myself a professional baker and an expert on stand mixers.
My hope is that, after reading this information, choosing the stand mixer to add to your kitchen will be simple and hassle-free. I want you to be happy with your purchase but what I don’t want is for you to spend all of that time and headache trying to research. With the list of best stand mixers below, you’ll be able to quickly make your purchase with 100% confidence. This is the only information you need to make an awesome stand mixer purchase!
This is a very long article that mentions all of my experience in nearly 20 years so I divide my article into 4 parts. Here is the first part:
Part 1, The Artisan is a Personal Fave
The KitchenAid Artisan Mixer is one of my favorites. KitchenAid is one of the most trusted names in kitchen appliances. Along with stand mixers, they have a ton of other items that you will want to purchase.
But anyway, this is a quality product, as any that bears the KitchenAid name. This mixer holds 5 quarts of mixture or dough so it is large enough for the average household. This is not one of the mixers that I used for my professional baking competitions, but it is one that I used to prepare delicious meals for my family.
I was not the least bit disappointed in the machine. It lived up to my expectations and then some because I found it to be easy to use as well as very simple. This is not something that can be said about all of the stand mixers that are out there today.
It seems that with the more technology we have, the fancier these machines are becoming but that also means they are more difficult. If you simply want to get in and out of the kitchen and use a dependable and quality product that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg, this one definitely will live up to your needs. I love it.
This stand mixer is one that looks good inside of any kitchen. It is easy to match your décor because it is available in tons of assorted colors. In fact, there are more than 20 to choose from. I chose the awesome blue but other options are available including lime green, buttercup, empire red, lavender cream, bay leaf, and many others. It is surely exciting to have so many color picks!
This stand mixer is so versatile so you definitely get your money out of the machine. There are 15 attachments available with the mixer. You do not have to purchase any of them by any means, but you are encouraged to do so and I highly recommend that you do. The machine comes with six attachments that definitely make use easier and allow you to do much more. A dough wire rack, whisk, 6-beater whip, flat beater, and pouring shield.
I love the fact that this machine is so powerful. That is one thing that I’ve come to learn about KitchenAid products –they sweep the competition under the rug as fat as power is concerned. The stand mixer features a tilting head that makes it easier to use as well as clean. And, the machine is dishwasher safe. The mixer uses 50 proprietary speeds to prepare your dough and batters to perfection. The stainless steel bowl is resistant against damage and very stylish.
Amazon has the KitchenAid Artisan series mixers at the best price, at a cost of less than $300 and free shipping. The cost includes a 1-year limited warranty.
To be continued …