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My Mixer Mess Up



Clearly, if you’re here, you’re interested in finding a mixer that will help you in your baking or cooking pursuits. Well, you definitely came to the right place. If there is anything you want to know about stand mixers or hand mixers, I will walk you through it here.

I started looking into different mixers when my beloved KitchenAid bit the dust after being dropped while we were moving. There was nothing wrong with my mixer and it was still going very, very strong, but someone (read: husband) did not pack it properly and my beautiful red mixer did not survive the incredibly good jostling it got.

Now that I’m really missing my stand mixer, I decided it was time to find a replacement, but I also decided to keep my mind open as to whether the new one would be another stand mixer or a hand mixer. As my search grew, my list of options did, too. I finally decided to take all the information I found and put it together on a website where other people could benefit from all the hard work I did to decide on a replacement mixer.

BASIC KITCHEN MIXER INFORMATION


 

The right mixer could be with you for decades, so it’s not a decision to make lightly. They can be really heavy and put a pretty big hole in your wallet, so you have to take your time. You don’t want to invest without thinking it through and be stuck with an expensive item that's hard for you to use or doesn’t do what you want. So, before you do anything else, make sure you know everything there is to know about your new mixer. My super useful buying guide will explain just about everything you’re missing and the other things you have to consider when you’re shopping for a stand or hand mixer. Start here to make sure you understand what you really need before falling in love with something that is too expensive or not effective enough for your needs.


Is It Loud In Here?
You'll want to consider motor power and the noise they make before you drop money on a mixer. Decibel level really matters to people as much as functionality does, and it’s definitely something to consider. There are also convenience and weight factors to think about, but just stick with me and I’ll walk you through all of that right here.
Hand vs Stand: What’s The Difference?
There are pros and cons to both hand mixers and stand mixers, and I'll walk you through them in this article. After you're done reading, you may realize that you have reason to buy one of each because you’ll use them for different purposes. A lot of people who have both will tell you they don’t have a whole lot of overlap.
Features That Actually Matter
Some mixers have features you may have never considered but that work out to be major game changers. Others have perks that really don’t matter at all, even though they seem cool when you decide to purchase them. If you want to know what to look for and what you can skip, go through the perks of them with us here.
How To Get Your Mix On
There are different mechanisms that make mixers work, and you should understand how they work before putting money into purchasing a mixer. You can find out more about that here.
Things That Taste Good
We wouldn’t be able to talk about mixers without talking about what we use them for. If you’re looking for something to get started with, these recipes are super tasty.
What’s In A Name?
If you want to know more about what you’re buying, you should understand what is behind each name brand before springing the cash for one.

FIND ALL THE INFORMATION
IN ONE PLACE


MAJOR MIXERS: THE BEST OPTIONS


 

Whether you’re looking for a stand mixer or a hand mixer, there are certain options in each category which set themselves apart from the pack. Below you will find what I think are the best kitchen mixers on the market right now.


 
KitchenAid Artisan

Best Mixer For Kneading

Get all the power you knead (get it? "knead"?) with a powerful mixer that can work through the dough with no problem whatsoever. The KitchenAid 5 Qt. Artisan Series is so powerful it can mix anything.
 
Cuisinart SM55 Review

Most Versatile Mixer with the Best Attachments

KitchenAid mixers offer a ton of options, but they don’t even come close to the awesomeness you get with the Cuisinart SM-55. From blenders to juicers to slicers and more, you can get it all with the three power outlets on this bad boy.
 
Breville BHM500WXL Handy Mix Review

Best Value Hand Mixer

I am beside myself with how much Breville has to offer. I’m so glad they’ve made their way to the U.S. market, and they have entries in the stand and hand mixer markets. This one does an absolutely great job for the power it has, and it looks pretty darn cool, too.