Which? reveals best new stand mixersFive big stand mixer brands face tough tests

06 December 2013

Sage by Heston Blumenthal Stand Mixer Pro

We reveal full results for the new Sage by Heston Blumenthal Stand Mixer Pro

Are you on the hunt for a perfect stand mixer to help you create amazing Christmas cakes? Or want to buy an impressive gift for a foodie friend? Then check out our brand new test results for five new stand mixers.

In the season of Christmas cakes, mince pies and gingerbread houses, baking is as popular as ever. If you're planning to engulf yourself in a cloud of icing sugar over the coming month and want to take some of the arm-work out of mixing, then a decent stand mixer could be your new best friend. Plus, they make spectacular gifts. 

Our experts have tested five new stand mixers, at a range of prices, to help you find the best stand mixer for your kitchen. 

Which? members can read our stand mixer reviews to find out the latest results. If you’re not yet a Which? member, you can sign up for a £1 trial and get instant access to all of our reviews, including other great Christmas gifts such as coffee machines, breadmakers and juicers.

Cheap stand mixers

Stand mixers can be a hefty investment but our latest tests also include cheaper stand mixers to help you find one that fits your budget. 

The Tefal Compact Kitchen Machine comes with a jug blender attachment and an attractive price tag of just £106. Towards the other end of the price range, the new Heston Blumenthal endorsed Scraper Mixer Pro stand mixer costs £349 and claims to mix three times faster than other machines, courtesy of its special flexible beater.

New stand mixers from Bosch, Dualit and Hotpoint have also faced our rigorous series of tests. Read our full results to discover whether any of these stand mixers achieved Which? Best Buy status.

Improved stand mixer tests

For our latest set of lab tests, we have improved our testing methods to better reflect the way you use stand mixers. 

Our reviews still cover the whole array of functions these machines offer, but we’ve raised our expectations for the things you’ve told us are most important – mixing, whisking, whipping, kneading and blending. 

If you’d like to find out more about how our experts sort the mediocre machines from the Best Buys, read more about how we test stand mixers.

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