When you’re looking at kitchen appliances in the shop to help with your bake off, it’s tricky to know which ones will do a poor job or quickly develop faults.
At Which?, we’ve collected data on more than 12,000 appliances to reveal which brands produce the most reliable products and deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
Our small appliance reliability and customer satisfaction results will help you ensure you pick a stand mixer or food processor that’s effective and will last just as long as Mary Berry has.
Baking appliance reviews
This week’s Bake Off theme is patisserie. To make the best pastry, cake, buttercream and custard, you’ll need a good stand mixer, food processor or hand mixer. If you want to be a star baker, you’ll need a model that can work quickly, quietly and effectively. Check out our full reviews to learn which products have earned our Best Buy recommendation.
Reliable baking appliances
Our reliability and customer satisfaction survey covers both food processors and stand mixers, as well as breadmakers. The good news is that food processors and stand mixers both come out as very reliable products.
Each brand is given a reliability rating that indicates how likely it is for its appliances to remain fault free within a six year period. One stand mixer brand achieved an impressive reliability score of 96%.
We also ask the owners of products how satisfied they are with their stand mixer, food processor or breadmaker and how likely they would be to recommend them to a friend.
One breadmaker brand was rated so highly it achieved a customer satisfaction score of 87%.
You can find out how your favourite brand, or a brand you might be considering investing in, scored below.
We also have reliability ratings for small appliances you may not need in order to bake, but are still likely to be important to you:
- Kettle reliability
- Toaster reliability
- Coffee machine reliability
- Steam iron and generator reliability