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Top 10 Stand Mixers 2015

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The stand mixers that rated the highest with us possessed the following qualities:
1. A powerful motor capable of mixing light and heavy loads
2. Multiple speeds that provide versatility
3. A slow start that prevents food splatters
4. Durable, sturdy construction and accessories
5. Convenient, easy-to-clean attachments like beaters, whisks, and dough hooks
6. Bonus features like pour guards and recipe books
7. Effective mixing action that reaches all areas of the bowl
8. A head that tilts back for easy bowl access
There are competent stand mixers that cost less than $100 and can handle the basic mixing functions. However, the most powerful models capable of handling tough tasks like kneading dough typically cost between $250 and $300.

Cuisinart SM-55  9.5/10

Colors: Brushed Chrome, Black, White
5.5-quart stainless steel bowl
12 speeds
800 watts
15.5″ x 10″ x 12.5″

With an incredibly powerful 800-watt motor, this die-cast metal stand mixer from Cuisinart can tackle all the heavy-duty mixing and kneading jobs you throw at it. The dough hooks are durable…read more


Color: White
4.5-quart bowl
10 speeds
250 watts
8.7″ x 14.1″ x 13.9″

A strong, capable standard mixer, this KitchenAid model has a capacious bowl that can hold enough dough for two bread loaves. The sturdy beater is great for mixing batter of varying textures…read more


Color: Die-Cast Metal
5-quart bowl
12 speeds
550 watts
8.7″ x 14.6″ x 13.7″

A handsome die-cast metal stand mixer, this Breville model can handle most heavy tasks with 550 watts. The unique planetary mixing action of the blades covers the sides and the bottom of the…read more


Color: Metal
4.5-quart stainless steel bowl
12 speeds
400 watts
9″ x 14″ x 14″

A sleek, polished metal finish on this Hamilton Beach stand mixer makes it an attractive focal point in the kitchen. With a 400-watt motor, it can handle nearly any tough mixing task you assign it…read more


Colors: Red, Black
6-quart stainless steel bowl
10 speeds
575 watts
16.5″ H x 11.3″ W x 14.6″ D

Available in a wide array of stunning colors, this KitchenAid stand mixer has a rugged, all-metal construction specially designed to be easily cleaned. Its 575-watt motor…read more


Color: Pink (for the Susan G. Komen Foundation)
5-quart stainless steel bowl
10 speeds
325 watts
16″ x 16″ x 11″

A bright bubble-gum pink color in support of the Susan G. Koman Foundation for breast cancer, this KitchenAid stand mixer is sleek in design and sure to be a conversation piece in the kitchen…read more


Colors: Black, White
3-quart stainless steel bowl
5 speeds
250 watts
10″ x 8″ x 12.5″

Advertising itself as a “classic” iron, this Black & Decker steam/dry iron is no-frills and basic, making it easy to use. The dial and steam button are located conveniently at the top of the handle…read more


Colors: Red, Black, White, Silver
4.6-quart stainless steel bowl
12 speeds
350 watts
9.8″ x 14.7″ x 16.1″

A well-designed stand mixer in red, black, white, or silver, this Sunbeam model boasts 350 watts of power and an effective triple-mixing action. While the two beaters rotate in opposite directions…read more



 

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