There are several different companies that make the products which get all your favorite foods all mixed up, and the differences between them can be pretty big. Some of them are famous for making kitchen products in general, while others are really good at making stand mixers. Regardless, they put products on the market that can be the key to making your favorite baked goods just the way you want them. Let’s walk through what each brand has to offer for your wallet and the power you want.
Running the gamut of price ranges, Hamilton Beach mixers usually come in at the lower end of whatever class the product is made for. They make stand mixers that run through the low end of high consumer power, and hand mixers that are just a drop in the proverbial bucket in terms of price. One of these could be a perfect choice for you if your budget isn’t huge and you aren’t sure how much you’re going to use a mixer. Whether you only use it occasionally or you decide to upgrade, you won’t be overly disappointed because you didn’t spend a huge amount of money on it.
Ah, the gold standard. KitchenAid mixers are the most often sold stand mixers, and they have a lot of different options for size, power, durability and more. They are famous for having access to attachments that turn your mixer into much more, and they come in a ton of colors. Many kitchens have KitchenAid mixers that have been going strong for decades, and that’s usually what you get when you put your money into a KitchenAid. They also make hand mixers with plenty of options which come in similar colors. They don’t always have the same staying power as the stand mixers, but they are far from being bad options.
Mixers made by Sunbeam have been around for decades upon decades, but they have not proliferated the market in the same way KitchenAid has. They come in retro designs with some pretty powerful motors, but they don’t have nearly as large a following as some other brands. They are much less expensive while offering similar power to their KitchenAid counterparts, but they don’t necessarily have the decades long staying power KitchenAid mixers do.
I loved my KitchenAid, but now that I know about Breville, I think I could be pretty much on board for whatever they have to offer. Their options are powerful, well-made, and have plenty of ways to expand their functionality. They are sleek while still offering some different color options, and they come in sometimes as low as half the price of the KitchenAid alternatives. They do not have a huge presence in the U.S. yet, but they are making their way in and offering plenty of baking bang for your buck.
Just about every electrical product for the kitchen has an entry from Cuisinart. They are often less expensive, but come with enough bells and whistles to be eye catching. Cuisinart has a couple of really impressive stand mixers that come with attachments even KitchenAid doesn’t offer. Otherwise, you can spring for a less expensive hand mixer and still get a fair amount of staying power for not a lot of money.
And Plenty More
Just like with any product on the market, I’m sure you can find independent companies or boutique appliance brands that branch outside of what you can easily get, but these are the biggest competitors. My reviews even include some different or quirky brands that aren’t on this list because they aren’t big names. They still have plenty to offer, though, and there is something here that will help anyone get their mix on.