8 best hand and stand mixers UK 2022

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For perfect cakes, whipping up desserts and baking bread, there’s a perfect blender for your needs.

The 9 best hand and stand mixers UK 2021 – we test models from KitchenAid, Cuisinart and Smeg

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A good blender will do the hard work of aerating, kneading, and binding for you, reaching every part of the bowl and handling any consistency of mixture well. Hand-held “beater” models have the power to get through lighter batters and make frothing and smoothing ingredients easier.

When choosing your blender, keep in mind how robust it needs to be. Some of the machines in our range have high prices, but if you’re an everyday baker and making heavy doughs, you need these solid gears to handle it and avoid burning out the motor. A heavier body keeps the machine stable on the countertop during operation.

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All of the models reviewed here have beaters for evenly mixing cake mixes etc. Some models have attachments for whisks and dough hooks, which you will need when baking bread or whipping air into egg whites, cream and batter.

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The more you invest in a blender, the more opportunities there are to add different, bespoke attachments for making pasta, ice cream and ground beef. As one of the most versatile machines in your kitchen, you can really add a lot to even the simplest of dishes. (Just try the mashed potatoes and you’ll never go back to a masher.)

Whether you opt for a simple handheld version with a rotating beater or a fancy countertop showstopper, a blender will bring new possibilities to your menus.

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KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L Tilting Head Mixer

KitchenAid certainly makes the most well-known stand mixers on the market and this model will work perfectly too. We love milkshake this color but of course there are many more choices so match your kitchen to match or stick with classic red, white or black.

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It can handle any baking task with its spring-loaded attachments for dough hooks, beaters and whisks, and there are a number of additional attachments for sale if you want to make pasta, sausages… even ice cream.

This model is an investment but has the performance and build quality to become an heirloom. It’s heavy, so you won’t want to swap it in and out, but that’s not a problem when it looks this good. And it works perfectly, with easily interchangeable attachments that work exactly as they should for whipping, beating and blending. Perfection.

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Accessories included: 4.8L bowl, 3L bowl, pour guard, 6 wire whisk, flat beater, flexible beater, dough hook

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