Best stand mixers 2024 UK – 12 reviews of mixers from KitchenAid, Kenwood and more

Our pick of the best stand mixers for your countertop tried and tested from brands such as Russell Hobbs, Kenwood, KitchenAid, and Sage

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Keen bakers and kitchen designers alike would agree that one of the best stand mixers is the ultimate statement kitchen appliance. Designed to take the stress (and the effort) out of baking, these mixers are one of the most sought-after countertop additions, with designs that span almost every colourway imaginable. 

In this guide, you'll find our thoughts after reviewing ten of the most coveted mixers on the market, from how they performed in our tests to the type of baker they'll most suit. 

Of course, no round-up of stand mixers would be complete without brands such as KitchenAid, Kenwood and Russell Hobbs, and you can find our top-rated choices from each of these well-loved brands below.

If you're revamping all of your kitchen appliances, once you've chosen your mixer, why not check out the best blenders, so that you can coordinate your appliances by brand and colour?

The best stand mixers - Quick list

Short on time but sure that you want to bag the best stand mixer on the market? Browse our quick list below, which has everything you need to know neatly summed up.

Best stand mixer overall

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Best stand mixer

Specifications

Power: 1000 watts
Speed settings: 6
Capacity: 5 litre mixing bowl

Reasons to buy

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Its fold function means you can make delicate mixes like brioche
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Very powerful motor
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Newly available in a range of fun colours
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Everything is dishwasher-safe

Reasons to avoid

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It weighs over 10kg, so it's pretty heavy for a mixer

Whether you’re a beginner, a casual baker or more experienced, the kMix stand mixer offers something for everyone. Not only is it incredibly easy to control with six speeds and a fold option, but its five-litre heatproof glass bowl also allows you to see exactly what’s going on inside. This puts paid to pesky flour lumps. It also features a 1,000W motor designed to handle up to 1.35kg of difficult dough. On the downside, thanks to its metal body, it’s another heavy mixer at 10.9kg.

During testing, the kMix stand mixer was fuss-free to use, staying reassuringly steady on the worktop even at high speeds. It produced everything from light, fluffy doughnuts to crisp meringue and thick whipped cream for pavlovas perfectly.

Another plus is the sheer range of compatible attachments, which include a pasta cutter, grinding mill, dicer and spaghetti maker. It comes in four colours and all the parts are dishwasher-safe.

Our full Kenwood kMix stand mixer review has more details.

Best value stand mixer

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Best value stand mixer 

Specifications

Power: 1000 watts
Speed settings: 7
Capacity: 3.9 litre mixing bowl

Reasons to buy

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Comes with shredding discs, a mincer, a citrus press and a blender
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Very reasonably priced
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Almost all accessories go in the dishwasher

Reasons to avoid

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The sheer amount of kit means you'll need space to store it all

This is a stand mixer for cooks who want to progress from making a springy Victoria sandwich to baking the sort of things the Great British Bake Off judges would be wowed by. The reason is that it’s more than a stand mixer. Not only does it come with shredding discs, a mincer, a citrus press and a blender (and swivels into three positions for you to use them), in its stand mixer mode it beats, mixes, whisks and kneads like a pro.

Inside the mixer's 3.9-litre bowl, there’s enough room to mix up to 2kg of dough with the kneading hook. This even has a ‘dough deflector’ to stop any mixture from escaping. During testing, dough wrapped around the hook but was easy to remove. The blender also performed well with no lack of power – a common problem with attachments.

When you’re finished baking up a storm, the MUM5 stand mixer's cord automatically retracts. All the accessories except the mincer can be popped in the dishwasher and there’s a storage bag. The obvious downside of this mixer is the sheer amount of kit to store, but if you’re willing to make some room you’ll be rewarded.

Our full Bosch MUM59340GB Stand Mixer review has more details.

Best stand mixer for cake

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Best stand mixer for baking cake

Specifications

Power: 300 watts
Speed settings: 6
Capacity: 4.8 litre bowl

Reasons to buy

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Looks great
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A classic for a reason
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A mid-price option
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Comes in countless colours

Reasons to avoid

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Its motor is a little lacking compared to other options

We know you recognise this one. From the Great British Bake Off to Nigella's home kitchen, the KitchenAid Artisan is a classic. We put it to the test to see if it's still the cream of the crop. The verdict? This stand mixer is stunning and sturdy, but the motor is a little lacking compared to some of the others in our guide. You can make up to two batches of bread at a time in this mixer, so it's a good balance between size and capacity. The bowl also screws on easily and has a handle. Attachments are dishwasher-safe, which we love.

We found that the Artisan mixer is both quiet and efficient. There’s also an optional pouring shield to prevent splashes, and it comes with a wire whisk, flat beater and dough hook as default. The classic tilt-head design will fit under your kitchen cabinets, and because there's so many colours to choose from (not to mention countless custom bowls and other matching appliances such as the best food processors) we know it will look the part too.

It’s also one of the heaviest stand mixers available, at a knee-bending 11kg with accessories. It did make some delicious cake though, and you can buy plenty of additional attachments to make pasta, ice cream, and even stuff sausages if you so wish.

Our full KitchenAid Artisan Mixer review has more information.

Best stand mixer under £200