Share on
Compare Mixers
Share on

The 10 Best Mixers - June 2017

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 403 mixers, 493 reviews and 3,640 prices. Last updated 20 June 2017.

Sort by
Scroll up to see results
HR1576/30

Philips HR1576/30

Hand Mixer
Red
750W
Types
Colours
Power
Oct 2015
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details
HL7756/00

Philips HL7756/00

3
1.5L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Black
750W
Feb 2016
Colours
Power
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details
HR1561/60

Philips HR1561/60

3
Hand Mixer
Beige
Speeds
Types
Colours
400W
Feb 2016
Power
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details
HR3740

Philips HR3740

5
Hand Mixer
White
Speeds
Types
Colours
450W
Feb 2017
Power
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details
IM30 Gastronomo

Girmi IM30 Gastronomo

8
5.2L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Stainless Steel
1,300W
Feb 2017
Colours
Power
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details
UM12VST

Hitachi UM12VST

2
Handheld
Green
Speeds
Types
Colours
1,100W
Feb 2015
Power
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details
HR1559/50

Philips HR1559/50

5
2L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
Grey
170W
Apr 2016
Colours
Power
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details
HBX485QW

Gorenje HBX485QW

12
Handheld
Grey
Speeds
Types
Colours
400W
Dec 2015
Power
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details
HR7955/00

Philips HR7955/00

Mar 2015
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details
PastainVista

G3 Ferrari PastainVista

6
4.5L
Stand Mixer
Speeds
Bowl Capacity
Types
White
800W
Dec 2016
Colours
Power
Release Date
No prices
found
View Details

No matching products found.

 More  Loading…

Remove All

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

We currently list 55 mixers ranging from $0 to $689. The average price of a new mixer is $96 and the 80% of mixers are priced between $0 and $279. The KitchenAid 5KSM150PSE is the most expensive mixer that we found at $689, and the Kenwood KVC5000 is the cheapest at only .

Mixer Brands - Price Range

The average price of KitchenAid mixers is $203 which is the highest average price of all mixer brands. KitchenAid mixers range in price from to $689.

The average price of Cuisinart mixers is $140 which is the second highest average price of all mixer brands. Cuisinart mixers range in price from $40 to $235.

Breville mixers start at $0 and the most expensive Breville mixer costs $261. The average price of Breville mixers is $130 which is the third highest average price of all mixer brands.

Mixer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 3 expert reviews and 456 user reviews for mixers from across the internet and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of mixer. The top rated mixer brand is Braun with an average rating of 89%. The second best brand is Black & Decker with 84% and the third best brand is Morphy Richards with 79%.

Biggest Mixer Retailers

The biggest mixer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 35 current mixer offers from eBay. The second biggest mixer retailer is Best Buy with 8 offers. That means eBay is over 4 times bigger than Best Buy when it comes to mixers. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 7 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 noticeable trend. In December 2016 47 new mixers were released 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. The biggest month in 2014 for new mixer releases was September, with 47 new mixers released that month.

How Fast Do Mixer Prices Drop After Release?

New mixers drop in price by an average of 22% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $7 on a typical $31 new mixer by waiting 6 months before buying.

Speeds

The speeds of mixers range from 1 to 20. The speeds of most mixers range from 5 to 7. The mixer with the most speed is the KrupsPerfect Mix 9000, which is a 20 speed mixer and sells for $279.23. The mixer with the least speed is the KrupsPerfect Mix 9000, which is a 1 speed mixer and is priced at $0.00.

Bowl Capacities

Comparing all mixers, the bowl capacities range from 0.3L to 600L. The bowl capacities of most mixers range from 0.3L to 60L. The KitchenAidKSM7586P, which sells for $429.99, has the biggest bowl capacity and is a 7.9L Bowl capacity mixer. The mixer with the smallest bowl capacity is the KitchenAidKSM7586P, which is a 0.8L Bowl capacity mixer and is available at $0.00.

Powers

Comparing all mixers, the powers 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 JupiterVariomaxx, which is a 1,200W Power mixer and currently retails for $0.00. The JupiterVariomaxx, which currently retails for $46.77, has the smallest power and is a 60W Power mixer.

Biggest Mixer Retailers

The biggest mixer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 35 current mixer offers from eBay. The second biggest mixer retailer is Best Buy with 8 offers. That means eBay is over 4 times bigger than Best Buy when it comes to mixers. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 7 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Mixers?

With the cheapest price on 34 mixers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest mixer retailer.

Proportion of Mixers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest store by number of mixer for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 97.1% of its mixers.

Feedback