Which? reveals best new food processors and stand mixersPerfect mixers to impress your Valentine

13 February 2014

KitchenAid-Artisan-2.1l-Red-Food-Processor We reveal how the KitchenAid Artisan 2.1l fared in our expert tests.

If the way to your loved one’s heart is through their stomach, our latest test results have arrived in the nick of time. Our experts have tested 10 new food processors and stand mixers and the results have arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day.

A food processor is the ideal kitchen companion if you have a special somebody to impress. The best ones will take care of your chopping, grating, slicing, blending and mixing while still letting you claim chef honours. Check out our full food processor reviews to see which models get our thumbs up. 

If baking is your first love, you’ll also want to check out our reviews of the latest stand mixers. As with many relationships, a stand mixer can require a big investment – but our full stand mixer reviews will help you avoid picking a dud.

Battle of the food processors

We’ve tested food processors to suit a range of budgets, with the attractive KitchenAid Artisan 2.1l going head to head with the versatile Kenwood MultiPro FP734 and Argos’ budget option, the Cookworks food processor. We were particularly impressed with one newly tested model, which managed to score high enough to become a Which? Best Buy.

The newly tested food processors are:

  • Argos Cookworks food processor - £35
  • Kenwood MultiPro FP734 - £90
  • KitchenAid Artisan 2.1l - £140
  • Morphy Richards 401001 Accents Induction - £120
  • Philips HR 7628/01 Daily - £65

(Prices correct as of 13/02/14)

Premium vs cheap stand mixers

Our latest stand mixer reviews see cheaper own-brands battling it out with premium models – we reveal whether stand mixers from Sainsbury’s, Next and Wilko can compete with models from Kenwood and Morphy Richards. 

With prices ranging from £80 to nearly seven times as much, keen bakers will want to know whether it’s worth forking out £540 for Kenwood’s Titanium Chef. These stand mixers produced really varied results in our tests, with one achieving a score of 71% while another managed a measly 47%.

The newly tested stand mixers are:

  • Kenwood KMC015 Titanium Chef - £540
  • Morphy Richards 400003 Accents - £100
  • Next Black Retro Mixer - £99
  • Sainsbury’s Kitchen Collection Kitchen Machine - £200
  • Wilko Kitchen Machine 328522 - £100
(Prices correct as of 13/02/14)

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