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Breville HeatSoft first look: the hand mixer that softens butter for you

The Breville HeatSoft VFM021 hand mixer can warm ingredients as you mix, so you don't need to spend time pre-softening butter before baking a batch of cookies. Find out what we thought of it when we tried it out at home – is it really worth £70?

Should you buy Lidl’s £80 Professional Stand Mixer?

Lidl is selling an £80 stand mixer and blender in one from Thursday, but is it worth buying or do you need to spend more for a decent mixer?

10 top baking tips you need to know

We’ve rounded up our top baking tips for Bake Off fans to help you avoid common baking mistakes. Find out why it's worth reading your mixer manual and how the weather can sabotage your baking efforts.

Lidl is selling a bargain £40 stand mixer, but should you buy it?

A new Lidl stand mixer will be in stores from Thursday 20 September and costs just £40. Find out if it can compete with the Aldi Ambiano Classic Stand Mixer and more expensive models from the likes of Kenwood and KitchenAid.

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