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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every mixer on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 437 mixers, 497 reviews and 3,680 prices. Last updated 22 August 2017.

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#3 Sunbeam FPSBHM2524R

FPSBHM2524R
A very economical to run and top-value 200W immersion mixer, with good features
96
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
94
Running Costs
$19 / 10 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
200W
Immersion
6
Power
Types
Speed Levels
Red
Dec 2016
Colours
Release Date
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$32.40
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#4 Nesco HM‑350

HM-350
The top scoring mixer under $50, with good features and very low running costs
97
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
89
Running Costs
$29 / 10 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
300W
Immersion
16
Power
Types
Speed Levels
Stainless Steel
May 2015
Colours
Release Date
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$189.99
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#5 Cuisinart SM‑55

SM-55
A very cheap and critically acclaimed 800W, 5.5L capacity mixer, with moderate running costs and a large number of speed levels
83
Reviews
1 Review
91
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
60
Running Costs
$77 / 10 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
800W
5.5L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Types
12
Black
Dec 2016
Speed Levels
Colours
Release Date
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$40.95

#7 KitchenAid KHM512IC

KHM512IC
A low cost and very economical to run 240W immersion mixer, with good features
94
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
92
Running Costs
$23 / 10 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
240W
Immersion
5
Power
Types
Speed Levels
Green
Dec 2016
Colours
Release Date
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$23.93

#8 Black & Decker MX3200B

MX3200B
A very economical to run and very cheap 250W immersion mixer, with good features
92
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
91
Running Costs
$24 / 10 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
250W
Immersion
6
Power
Types
Speed Levels
Black
Jun 2016
Colours
Release Date
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$124.99
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#9 Sunbeam FPSBSM21M

FPSBSM21M
The top scoring mixer under $500, with good features and low running costs
88
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
77
Running Costs
$34 / 10 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
350W
5.2L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Types
12
Red
Dec 2016
Speed Levels
Colours
Release Date
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$94.95

#10 Bamix Classic

Classic
An affordable and very economical to run 140W immersion mixer, with good features
83
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
94
Running Costs
$13 / 10 Years
69
Overall Score
Good
140W
Immersion
2
Power
Types
Speed Levels
White
Jul 2016
Colours
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$67.95

#11 Sunbeam FPSBSM210T

FPSBSM210T
An economical to run and good value for money 350W, 5L capacity mixer, with good features and a large number of speed levels
85
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
74
Running Costs
$34 / 10 Years
68
Overall Score
Good
350W
5L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Types
12
Orange
Dec 2016
Speed Levels
Colours
Release Date
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$290.00

#12 KitchenAid Professional 600

Professional 600
A very popular and positively reviewed 575W, 5.7L capacity mixer, with moderate running costs and good features
84
Reviews
140 Reviews
67
Value for Money
Good
67
Features
Good Features
60
Running Costs
$55 / 10 Years
66
Overall Score
Good
575W
5.7L
Tabletop
Power
Bowl Capacity
Types
10
Nickel
Nov 2016
Speed Levels
Colours
Release Date
eBay $290.00
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$90.98

#13 Dualit 89300

89300
A low cost and good spec 400W immersion mixer, with moderate running costs
79
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$38 / 10 Years
65
Overall Score
Good
400W
Immersion
4
Power
Types
Speed Levels
Chrome
Feb 2016
Colours
Release Date
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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

Mixers range in price from $17 to $566 and in total we found prices for 32 mixers. A new mixer costs on average $196 and 80% of mixers are priced between $24 and $519. The most expensive mixer that we found is the KitchenAid 5KSM125 at $566, and the cheapest is the Oster FPSTHM2578 at only $17.

Mixer Brands - Price Range

The %8highest average mixer price out of all brands is KitchenAid mixers with an average price of $357. KitchenAid mixers start at $41 and the most expensive KitchenAid mixer costs $566.

Smeg mixers start at $300 and the most expensive Smeg mixer costs $300. The average price of Smeg mixers is $300 which is the second highest average price of all mixer brands.

The average price of Krups mixers is $299 which is the third highest average price of all mixer brands. Krups mixers start at $299 and the most expensive Krups mixer costs $299.

Mixer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 4 expert reviews and 456 user reviews for mixers available 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 Morphy Richards. Braun has an average rating of 89%, Black & Decker has an average rating of 84% and Morphy Richards has an average rating of 79%.

Biggest Mixer Retailers

The biggest mixer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 40 current mixer offers from eBay. The second biggest mixer retailer is Amazon US with 26 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Amazon US when it comes to mixers. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 9 current offers.

When Are Most New Mixers Released?

We couldn't see any clear pattern in the release dates for new mixers over the last 3 years. In December 2016 47 new mixers were released making it the biggest month that year for new mixer releases. 24 new mixers were released in March 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new mixer releases. May was the biggest month in 2014 for new mixers, with 48 new mixers released that month.

How Fast Do Mixer Prices Drop After Release?

On average mixers drop in price by 15% in the first 6 months after release. That means that on a typical mixer costing $196 you could save on average $30 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Powers

This represents the power level of the mixer, measured in watts.

Comparing all mixers, the powers range from 65W to 2,000W. The powers of the majority of mixers range from 240W to 410W. The SmegSMF01 has the biggest power. This mixer is a 1,000W mixer and is on sale for $299.99. The mixer with the smallest power is the SmegSMF01, which is a 140W mixer and is priced at $94.95.

A larger power level means that the motor in the mixer is more powerful, leading to faster and more efficient mixing.

Bowl Capacities

This measures how much can fit in the mixer's bowl, measured in litres.

Comparing all mixers, the bowl capacities range from 0.3L to 7.9L. The bowl capacities of most mixers range from 4.1L to 4.9L. The mixer with the biggest bowl capacity is the KitchenAidKSM7586P, which is a 7.9L capacity mixer and currently retails for $429.00. The KitchenAidKSM7586P has the smallest bowl capacity. This mixer is a 0.8L capacity mixer and can be purchased for $298.78.

A bigger capacity means that you can mix more ingredients at once, making it easier to cook large amount of food.

Types

Amongst new mixers, the most frequently found type is tabletop. We found 100 mixers that are tabletop mixers. We found 93 mixers that are immersion mixers, making this the second most common type amongst new mixers.

Speed Levels

This is the number of speed levels the mixer is capable of mixing at.

Comparing all mixers, the speed levels range from 1 to 20. The speed levels of most mixers range from 5 to 7. The KrupsPerfect Mix 9000 has the most speed level. This mixer is a 20 speed level mixer and can be purchased for $298.78. The KrupsPerfect Mix 9000 has the least speed level. This mixer is a 2 speed level mixer and is available at $94.95.

More speeds on your mixer mean that is it more versatile, and can handle ingredients that require slow, gentle mixing as well as those that require fast, vigorous blending.

Colours

We found 81 mixers that are mixers that have a White coloured, which makes White the most popular colour amongst new mixers. We found 43 mixers that are mixers that have a Black coloured, making Black the second most frequently found colour amongst new mixers.

Biggest Mixer Retailers

The biggest mixer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 40 current mixer offers from eBay. The second biggest mixer retailer is Amazon US with 26 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Amazon US when it comes to mixers. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 9 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Mixers?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest mixer prices (found to be cheapest for 40 mixers).

Proportion of Mixers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest mixer prices (found to be cheapest for 100% of its mixers).

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