Premium kitchen gadgets brand KitchenAid is releasing a compact version of its iconic stand mixer which takes up less room on your work surface.
The MINI is a reincarnation of the brand’s popular Artisan stand mixer. KitchenAid claims it’s just as good and powerful as the original, it’s just 20% smaller and 25% lighter – allowing you to free up space without compromising on the quality of your concoctions.
KitchenAid also says that the MINI’s 3.3-litre bowl will suit passionate bakers with ‘smaller batch’ lifestyles – if you live alone or with just one other person, for instance. We found that the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS can hold 4.6 litres.
There are four colours to choose from: honeydew, matte black, matte grey and hot sauce. The MINI will launch exclusively in John Lewis in September 2016 and will be available from other department stores and independent cookshops from January 2017.
Despite its smaller stature, the KitchenAid MINI will still set you back a whopping £399. We’ve tested several much cheaper stand mixers, several of which have joined our Best Buy ranks.
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KitchenAid vs Kenwood stand mixers
Are you getting excited about the upcoming series of The Great British Bake Off? Eagle-eyed fans might have noticed that last year’s bakers used Kenwood’s kMix stand mixer, replacing the KitchenAid Artisan that had been used in previous series.
There are several similarities between Kenwood and KitchenAid stand mixers. Both come with a wire whisk, beater and dough hook and both come in an array of colours, allowing you to pick one that makes a style statement in your kitchen.
So, what’s the difference between these mixers? The most obvious one is price: the KitchenAid Artisan typically costs around £360-£399 depending on the colour, whereas you can pick up the Kenwood kMix KMX51 for less than £300. And while the Kenwood has a more powerful motor the KitchenAid has more speed settings.
Our testing has uncovered the differences between these mixers that matter: what they’re like to bake with. Head to our KitchenAid stand mixer reviews and Kenwood stand mixer reviews to see which brand is best.
Which? Best Buy stand mixers
We’re committed to finding the best stand mixers that’ll take the effort out of everyday baking jobs, helping you save time and mess in the kitchen.
You can trust Best Buy stand mixers to mix, whip and knead brilliantly, while also being easy to use and simple to clean.
We’ve tested models from all the big brands, including Bosch, Hotpoint, Sage and Smeg alongside Kenwood and KitchenAid. Our results show that sometimes it’s the big brands that drop the ball and that there’s not always a direct link between price and quality, so it’s well worth reading our in-depth reviews before parting with your cash.
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