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Kenwood kMix is most popular mixer of 2016

Retro food mixer beats KitchenAid to the top spot

Kenwood kMix KMX51 stand mixer

The Kenwood kMix is the most popular mixer of 2016 so far, but is it the best?

The Kenwood kMix is the most popular food mixer review on which.co.uk in 2016 so far, coming in ahead of the iconic KitchenAid Artisan mixer.

This might not be surprising, given that the kMix has as similarly appealing retro look, but costs over £150 less than the KitchenAid – depending on the colour you choose. The KitchenAid mixer is hot on its heels though, taking the number two spot on our list of 2016’s most popular mixers.

On the face of it, both mixers have a similar spec. They both favour all-metal construction, simple speed controls and attachments for mixing, whipping and kneading. 

They also each have a splashguard to prevent lighter ingredients spraying out of the bowl, and an additional outlet for attaching extras like a meat mincer, spiralizer or juicer (bought separately). The kMix comes with a spatula and flexible beater attachment too, and has a slightly larger capacity than the KitchenAid.

Which will whip up the glossiest meringues, lightest sponges and most perfect pastries? Find out by heading to our stand mixer reviews.

Top five most popular stand mixers

You can see the most popular mixer reviews below and follow the links to the full reviews. Alternatively, get our pick of the best mixers around by heading straight to our Best Buy stand mixers

1) Kenwood kMix KMX51, £229

The Kenwood kMix KMX51 is a mid-priced mixer with high-end looks, which is probably the secret to its popularity. It’s available in an array of colours and comes with a useful flexi-beater attachment, which is designed to scrape down the sides of its mixing bowl as it works, meaning you shouldn’t have to worry about ingredients getting left behind.

2) KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS, £399

The retro design of this iconic KitchenAid mixer will be instantly recognisable to many aspiring bakers. The KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS comes in 24 colours ranging from a simple white to electric blue. Fixing and removing attachments is straightforward and its splashguard has an extra wide chute to make adding ingredients during mixing easy.

3) Kenwood KHH326WH MultiOne, £229

The Kenwood KHH326WH MultiOne differs from the other stand mixers on this list. As well as having the usual stand mixer attachments, it comes with attachments for food processing and juicing giving it the potential to be your ultimate solution to a range of kitchen tasks.

Andrew James Electric Stand Mixer

This Andrew James mixer offers glossy style at a budget price, which might explain why it’s the fourth most popular review

4) Andrew James Electric Stand Mixer, £80

Andrew James may not be the biggest name in the world of stand mixers, but at just £80 this mixer is a steal compared to rivals. Our Andrew James Electric Stand Mixer review reveals if you can get away with a cheap mixer and still achieve brilliant baking results.

5) Kenwood Chef Classic KM336, £180

The iconic Kenwood Chef mixer has been around in various guises since 1950. Like the MultiOne, it doesn’t restrict itself to the basic stand mixer tasks. It also comes with a blender so you can use it to make soups and smoothies. Read the full review to see if we rated it’s ability to mix, knead and whip ingredients into shape.

Which? mixer reviews

The list of top five mixers has been compiled from the stand mixer reviews which were viewed the most between 1 January 2016 and 20 June 2016 on which.co.uk. Prices shown are the best prices as of 28 June 2016.

To see full reviews of over 34 different stand mixers, including models from Kenwood, KitchenAid, Bosch, Sage and Russell Hobbs, visit our stand mixer reviews.

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