STAND MIXER REVIEW! | Which Home Stand Mixer is Best? | Cupcake Jemma

published on July 18, 2020

I got welcome to ecom's indoors HQ now if you are watching last week's video you would have seen Dame sally and i unboxing these beauties we get asked by you guys all the time what mix that we would recommend you've seen us using all sorts of different ones in the bakery

And you guys want to know what you should buy for home use so we thought it was about time that we tested them out against each other yeah I mean just want to state that the this video is not endorsed or sponsored by any of the

Brands that are featuring it to get yeah we went out and fought these ourselves unfortunately we didn't get our opinions of the mixes as well so I have got the KitchenAid Artisan which is also known as KitchenAid classic I think in America

And maybe some other countries and it is an absolute classic you would have almost certainly seen this model or heard of it or lusted after it for many years I've been using kitchen aids for a long time so I'm very familiar with this

With this model and this brand I got one from the Kitchen Aid website and it cost me 499 pounds but I did manage to use their custom mixer builder which meant that I could choose from a really wide range of colors including the delightful

Pistachio green which I think's rather nice and it also came with an extra bowl as standard this little guy but also it's part of the custom builder I got to choose an extra bowl so I chose this rather snazzy black bear ceramic number

Now they got my name engraved on it for like some extra pizazz and I know this demon yes but it's a really classic design it's a brilliantly made that if kit really heavy-duty these guys lasted on time but

I'm really excited to test it out against these other ones yeah and I have got the cane x-bike n-word which comes in at around four hundred twenty pounds however I managed to get myself one brand new for 250 pounds so they're

Always kind of on offer so before you kind of commit to buy and just have a look look around the internet and make sure you again best deal it's another kind of take on the classic design it's not quite as classic

As the KitchenAid but I think it's still pretty cute and it does you can't get this in other colors as well like nowhere near as extensive range it has the KitchenAid you can get it in kind of red and black as well as bronze and

Which I'm personally not super keen on like I love these kind of tones that are open and modern and my Instagram of all which is why I went for the white one the kids it's kind of neutral and would fit with kind of any kitchen décor it's

Nice and sturdy again like Germans it's about 11 kilos so it's a good bit of care and we've used these for years I have one at home and it hasn't broken down yeah they've got like a no warranties or not on them as standard it

Comes with this glass bowl we'll talk a little bit about that later and but you can get stainless steel if that is your thing but in general you can what is a really kind of well-known good brand like KitchenAid mine is not so much well

Known I've got the all command it's from Amazon and it's $7999 so really cheap compared to you guys mixers and it's not quite as sleek and chic as theirs it comes in two other colors but I like this pass every nice shade yeah

And it comes with a bigger bowl than your team so well anyway it's got two handles which is quite useful but I think we'll maybe found out that you're holding it with one hand it might be a bit difficult to pour the mixtures out

Or whatnot and it comes to the same attachments as the kitchen is in the Kenwood and yeah I mean it's a bit of plastic fantastic but it's not metal like your mixers so it's a lot lighter which is a bonus and it's easier to move

Around but yeah I'm pretty excited to see how it holds up hey I think we're all kind of looking for dueling how this one goes yeah on it so we're going to be testing these mixers on a variety of different levels and starting with the

Attachment so what comes with it what you can add to it and all good the attachments are we're also gonna look at the speed so how fast the fastest speed is and how am I going to look at the mixing action which is pretty important

You want to know how are these mixers are gonna combine the ingredients yeah we're also gonna look at the power of the machines as well how capable they are of mixing really heavy dough's and also general usability so you don't know

How easy they are to like maneuver function and how good they are in the kitchen yeah and the overall quality of the machines to how well they stand up over the test of time yeah so without further ado let's look at the

Attachments okay so as standard all of the three mixers come with three classic attachments you've got the paddle which is great for beating it's probably what you've seen us use in pretty much every single video we've got the dough hook

Which is used for making like bread dough's inside because that's really annoying to pick my hand I never have because I've got a mixer and the balloon whisk for whipping up your egg whites and and they all come as

Standard with these three what I would say is dude even just looking at them straight off the bat I would say there's various degrees of quality yeah sure yeah my the whisk I'm a bit worried about because the plastic bit that goes

Into my mixer look fit a bit like it could snap my overtime or break off and which isn't quite as easily replaceable as eBay yeah for sure I think mine and Emmas are aluminium they look kind of a bit sturdier Blake's with one sort of a

Piece rather than Danes which is yes got the metal bits fitting into the plastic which they break mine are apart from the balloon whisk everything else has been powder-coated and which is lovely but you might find over time that sums that

Paint comes off if that is the case it means you just need to adjust your setting which washing after you later I also got I got this basically the same thing as a paddle and but it's got this like silicon rubbery bit on which is

Going to be really great for scraping so when you're making your cream and making anything really as well as kind of attachment obviously we need to talk about the bowls and different bows and as standard the Kenwood comes with its

Glass though which looks really pretty you can see what's in it you can take like photos and videos there which is wonderful for your Instagram accounts but it's actually not that practical first start it's really really heavy and

This hasn't even got any batter in it and the whole point in having this handle like Gemma's got the same the vertical handles is that you can hold it and kind of scrape out or you know stir and with it in your hand but not that

Much use if it's like the other thing about it is that because it's glass it needs this kind of plastic ring thingy that slots into the machine which it's plastic you can break I personally have one that's broken in the past so it's

Just not ideal and talking about breaking if you drop this is better than right it's glass everywhere and say I mean in a professional bakery we would never use anything other than a stainless steel bowl and you cannot get

As Dana stolen from for the Kenwood and the bit that it fits into on the mixer itself is really sturdy it's made of metal so no worries there just I personally wouldn't recommend the gloves and I would recommend my bowl is lighter

Or they the bit that it fits into is all made of one piece and because my machine is plastic and one of these little nodule bits could break the snap off and so you'd have to replace the whole machine and that bowls when you like

It's got two handles one on either side and which could be a little bit of a problem if you want to tip up your mixture and scrape it out at the other hand and but we'll see how that guy isn't also in stainless steel I feel

Like it's easier to clean it and hold degrees as well as glass yeah for sure you can kind of tuck it around a bit more put in the dishwasher yeah well at my disposal I think I found it this guy comes with the stainless

Steel bowl like like Danes and like Sally's wine it's got the vertical handle which is Cooper Gandhi and especially who the things I like least about my batter right this model also comes with a smaller bowl which I have

Never seen before maybe but it's it's I don't know if it's that much ease because they haven't got handle it's small but it is we always need to have extra bowls because that means you can have to like wash up so

Much in between or if you're doing like kind of battered legs yes and your batter another sick it is actually have more different components for recipes yeah but obviously I don't imagine well three because I did the online custom

Builder so I went for this rather cheap rumack my only concern with this part from the fact that it's heavy like your glass bowl is that I almost certain who break this very soon so this is probably display only the other thing about the

Kenwood and the KitchenAid is that you can get a whole heap of extra attachments so they both have this kind of hatch at the front here and you can fit in things like pasta rollers sausage makers whatever is mr maker is like the

KitchenAid you can even get like an ice-cream machine yeah it like space is a value to you you don't need a million different appliances you can do all through the one I mean at Fuji attachments but I don't have this cool

Thing at the front so I won't be making any sausages I mean I just wanna make you cakes and cookies it's pretty alright yeah which is what we're gonna be testing these out yeah so that's all the attachments let's move on to speed

So my KitchenAid has turned the whole feeds which i think is the most and there's a really reassuring knots between each one and mine it has got six speeds and it's in this nice round dial here it's not graduated steps like Jabez

It's really nice and smooth that seemed really like it means it will really nice and gradual from one to the next mine is a dial similar to Sally's and it's got specific knotch steps and it goes up to six speeds

So aside from knowing how fast your Mexican go it's also a really good idea in a house oh yeah so in our boys we've each got egg whites and we're gonna start a mixed on a slow speed as if we're making meringues making this nice

Big bowls yep so everyone's ready on our slowest speeds let's go well Sally I think yours is definitely the slowest mine and Dane seem a little bit faster yeah my kinda buzzers look a

Little bit bigger which means they've had more time to break it down perfect but now we need to test out at the fastest speed so let's whip these egg whites up till we get nicest difficulty yeah it's a

Race to the peaks let's go aha yes well looks like my mr fastest yeah I mean mine did take a lot longer I mean like in the grand scheme wasn't

That much longer in Danes and Gemma's but they've all done a perfect job of whipping up the egg whites and don't forget that fast doesn't always mean better is the mixing action so you don't just want a mixer that mixes fast or

Slow you want one that mixes well so the next thing we need to test is the mixing action mm-hmm so we've got some cake back to here and we're gonna mix in some milk that we put different color food coloring into each

And then we're gonna see who's kind of incorporates it really well but it's kind of worth noting that you know you're never gonna make sure that take like mixes everything there's always going to be an element of stopping and

Scraping but this test will just give us a good idea of how well beats work about and I'm not cheating by using my silicon edged paddle because I that kind of does the job of stopping and scraping I want to be even students with you guys so I'm

Just using the regular pad fine right well we're already ready steady me well I think there is a clear winner

Guys like me yeah the others definitely incorporated at the base it's kind of bull nice and even for as mine you know the middle looks nice but their outsides got problem kinda and obviously you can see that myself fully operated yeah and

In mine when you lift the head up you can straightaway see that there's an incorporated color in the middle of the batter it's just all the colors are on the sides yeah yeah pretty much yeah but like even the best mixer will need a

Little scrape so even this one while it's done the best job at incorporating the green it still does need a little bit of help yeah it's not it's clearly not as bad as mine you don't even need to scrape this

To see that my own around the edge is completely kind of white still and Dana yeah same old say it's just all white batter yeah so Dimon's it's definitely won this test it's a wooden like it's the most even have all of them but

They've all kind of worked it just means that these two new we're gonna have to give them an extra little stuff as faint as we go yeah so the next thing we need to test

So one of the things that makes is a really easy part is mixing large amounts of really heavy dough things that would be too hard to do with a bowl and a win spoon and beyond the capabilities of a handless yep so we've whipped up three

Batches about my C cookie dough and it's a really really heavy day of about 15 kilograms and we're all going to use the paddle bisa and a medium speed and just be you guys we're going to do this one at a time so you can kind of hear the

Noise that the mixers make and get an idea of how well they're coping as well I'm gonna start with my 1 that sounded really good like it wasn't

Struggling with the down it was like a breeze there's one and a half kilos of dough in here and I and the kitchen they do say that it and take up two T kilos of dough so I don't think it's gonna have any

Problem like that did not sound like it spoken about it sounded really good so can anyone say that they can handle up to 13 Q so we are gonna pushing this over a bit with an extra 200 grams of dough so it could be on the edge and

We'll just see how oh yeah struggling and you could hear and see how it was fun jumping around a bit and you know we didn't push it by an extra 200 grams which isn't surprising

That it was struggling it has made the dough it looks really lovely and nice but it was on edge yeah but with a lighter body if that is mine I would try mine and see how it fares oh come on doesn't give any

Specifications on the capacity of day that it can hold and so we're just wait yes see I mean you've got a bigger bow which as beautiful yeah let's see yeah right so looks like mine has fared quite

Well it was struggled a little bit but not as much as yours and then felt like the bigger ball help checking to fit anymore mix in there but I think it's probably just best for like two mixes that cakes for mines I think my one

Probably came out on top here again which is surprising because there has got the lowest wattage at 300 watts yes say they've all got like different amount of what it just LJ misses 300 minus 1000 and dangers 1,400 and that's

A measure of how much Parris is drawing in from there kind of plug pocket yeah and just because just because mine's the drawing amounts to power it doesn't mean it's the most efficient because that might be lost through like heat loss or

The gears back gearing my gears inside are plastic so that means that you know it's having to work a lot harder to get the same engagement as jammers whereas has a maximum said yeah this is like like a book keep saying is really solid

Well-built machine and the gears are metal and so it's gonna last a lot longer and that power is drawing is gonna be transferred into more efficient horsepower so it isn't a good idea to base your

Purchase on like the wattage because actually that doesn't always necessarily mean the best thing but what are these guys like to use like are they usable or they user-friendly give us a chance to clear up a bit and we'll come back and

Tell you work like to work with they all kind of have similar controls and stuff but there are a few subtle differences so which one you prefer might just come down to perfect personal preference we're gonna start by looking at the way

That the head lifts up so on the KitchenAid believer for this is on the opposite sides of the controls that over here and which is fine but it does feel a little bit awkward for me it's a very heavy head as well and which is good for

The mechanism of it but my natural sort of position would be to have the control here and then lift up with my other a little bit like your and say I do I find that a little bit awkward but it's alright the attachments go on really

Sort of straightforward there's like a little notch in the middle and you're just gonna put it on and twist it and then once they were on they feel really sturdy and they still feel really sturdy when there's a big bowl of dough

Discovered and so that's pretty good and the bone itself is also really easy to kind of come on and off and like we talked about earlier because it's a stainless steel bowl but this thing is steel insert bit where it looks on it's

Gonna take quite a bit of commonly yeah turning them on and off I personally wish that there was a slightly slower things like yours yes I think when you're folding delicate days and stuff like a lot of the time you would do it

By hand but it's nice to have the option by the mixer and the first speed on this one is actually quite fast compared to another thing I should say and I'll demonstrate it is that you can actually lick things up while it on which I'm not

Sure why that is because if if my mixer was up like there's no just you know you spent a couple of minutes mixing some batter and absolutely gonna be all over me and so that's an odd feature that I don't quite know why

There and I think yours yeah yours hazard cut off me yeah make a safety thing we're heads up into small yeah it's just especially when you come Dylan and the more things are fair about it is it's a

Really heavy well-built machine as a classic bit of American engineering good on you guys and which doesn't mean that it mean it's not clean meter like move around so if this is not going to live on your counter then getting it in and

Out cupboards or shelves is gonna be caught on me because it is but it is also looking especially when you have your name in it and you're potentially a color so the chances are you're going to be so proud to have this on your counter

It's gonna live there so there's not really much moving around so personally I think this is a great machine really solid really performs super well they last a long time that's cool yeah pretty pretty ace

Machine and I think the camera is not far off you know I'm so looking at another headless like my leave it into the back here which is really nice easy to use because the head is heavy and you really want to usually other arms lift

It up I would say that the attachment doesn't feel super kind of secure and sturdy it was a little bit kind of sloppy and flimsy but me stop right then say that's great the attachments fit just like Gemma's in a similar way

So insert and then twist to lock it and once they're in they feel really nice and kind of secure and one thing about the attachments it has this kind of shell flip thing here I don't think the idea of it is to stop anything getting

Inside the machine but sometimes if you're adding the ingredients or less you're going it kind of catch on the Shelf here which is a little bit annoying that again not being the world in terms of the ball attaching into the

Machine if you have the stainless steel version like demos it's really nice and smooth this is just got the kind of plastic fitting on that which it does fit in it's just a little bit kind of squishy squeeze and you know just the

Heaviness of the bow just makes it won't quite a bit and the part that it's fitting into it's one nice big piece of metal so again I'm not going to break I've got my nice dial here and the only thing to say about that and your holy

Saw in the experiments is because mine goes really gradually do the speeds when I turn it on there's a slight delay between its starting which can make you think oh that's not and as soon as you gotta get used to that like you're fine

And again they tell us it's the same way it's 11 kilos they're moving it around is heavy I mean yeah moving this around your kitchen is again a bit a bit fatty but it's pretty easy if you've got space and your counter then what are you so

What I love about the ultimate is my controls are all on the same side so I've got the lever which took up the head and tilts it back down and it's really easy you just tilt it down to to lift it up and back the other way and

The speed dials on this are similar to yours you turn them round and then it's a nice gradual movement to the next speed which is good since we've got a pulse feature which is unusual you guys don't have

That Batman sometimes you have that one like a few processes that's just yeah yeah and also my attachments they pretty much attach the same as yours so and they have the little notch in there you put it up and then twist it to lock in

And when they're in they also feel pretty sturdy they don't feel like they're gonna come out worst your mixture is mixing in there and turning it or not we spent about that with the dial it's pretty good then

Moving it around – got the suckers on the bottom which is kind of annoying container selector go but it doesn't mean that when you're mixing it's not really gonna go anywhere yeah which is your lighter as well yeah

If it didn't have those would you ride right off the counter yeah you can move that on and off the countertop as and when you wish if you need to store it somewhere one thing I would say about your attachment though is this spring

Yes you've got like a spa nice a little spring then yes and the KitchenAid used to have that years and years ago I'm certainly money at very first kitchen I had that I don't have it anymore

And I think they probably designed that out because I feel like it's just a place to catch one thing we didn't show you as well is that we didn't demonstrate with the plastic talked about in the unboxing and but James Dane

Is one without the plastic guard we're making we're making icing in particular because obviously I said she was incredibly fine and it has these and when you turn it on air comes out and there was a lot of icing sugar went

Everywhere with the garden exactly as the guard fits really nice and smoke but I think with events it kind of helps cuz my mix doesn't get very hot especially as it's plastered I can show you really wanna get him so that's the usability

Yeah and now we need to go on to quality yeah so they're all kind of varying degrees of quality I would say the kitchen age probably the best built we actually use some of the bigger bowl lift kitchen aids here the kitchen

Frosting behind them and over the years I've used Kitchen Aid and they do last a really long time which is I think testament to how that bill and they do come with a two to five year warranty as well depending on which model you get

Which is really good because if you do need to replace anything they're brilliant at getting that fixed and also spare parts like spare bowls but paddles are really easy to get your hands on yeah similar with like n-word it has

This particular model has a five year warranty can you guys get some professional ranges that that's like 10 years but you know these are designed to last they're good heavy quality like the pitch noise you can get the spare parts

Really easily and get them fix this easily as well yeah and with the ultimate mine is probably the lowest quality but I think it's still pretty decent for 80 pounds I mean it stood the test of time if anything you only really

See it unless you've had it for like a year or two how long it will actually last and mine comes with a year warranty and in terms of availability of parts I'm not sure how easy it would be but say if it showed up not working or does

Something missing from it Amazon will be quite good I think that dealing with that problem for you yeah I guess but this is another gonna show you like the true quality of them because like they says you need to give them like this

Times we gonna lose them for less couple of weeks now and we will use these two brands before we couldn't really say live up to it especially like we pointed out earlier with this one they're kind of plastic

Mode things could break off it you've got to replace the whole machine with these you can get kind of like bits box as a we need web that leave us I think we can all agree that the biggest surprise here was yours

Yeah York man yeah I mean it's got the biggest bowl which is great I think 80 pounds I mean I'm not looking to spend 500 pounds on a mixer and if you're just gonna be making really infrequently and it's just cakes and biscuits and whatnot

I think that's it there you go you know it definitely just goes to defend this looks money these are more like investments and if you burn like I would maybe go for something if it might expect a little bit more hard-wearing a

Bit more quality to it because they you know they should last a little bit longer with the spares and the warranties and staff sake especially if there's something you're going to be using quite a lot like infrequent baking

Brilliant like a bit more kind of like wanting to take it to the next level I think you do what's a bit hard yeah like this for me is perfect because I'm not I have mine at home for a few years now and nothing's been roaming it asshole

And 250 pounds if I can find it to around that bias I think is pretty decent respect and obviously you know I'm like fine so you know 500k is a massive massive investment and it you know you really do need to think about

How much you're gonna be using but that much money you know if you are an infrequent Baker this is such a luxury to have like seriously guys it's a lot of money to spend so I would say if you're serious about baking and even

If you're starting a small business I mean when I first I come to do is I use fetch Nate and I you know gradually upped my production and it lasts so long and so it wasn't money well spent although actually as a prison my mom but

Yeah I I really love this I I'm really familiar with both of these brands I've used both of them over the years and I am super surprised by that I think that is a really great entry-level mixer yeah this is like the intermedia and this is

Like a gold standard especially when you go through all the yeah but your ultimate playing for extra later it's not just the quality of the machine but you know you do get the extra two bowls you get the extra kind of caliber and

Stuff like it's not like you're not getting a bit more for your money that you guys yeah absolutely so you know there's something for everyone here and obviously these aren't the only things available in the world like go out and

Do your research or asleep this is the first place start with your research and but if you know if you're somewhere where there's loads of other different models available and check out read people's reviews because like just make

Sure you read reviews basically don't just kind of go on like look how much it is it's really important to see how other people are fed with these things and if there's anything that you think we've missed

You've got any questions about each of these then please let us know in the comments box below yeah alright if you've kind of used any of them and you've got things that you want to kind of point out like those like I said

Don't just buy the one that looks the prettiest because it doesn't always mean it's gonna be the fastest no yeah and equally if there's anything else you'd like us to review in the future please let us know in the comments below

Yeah watch that we'll be back next week with another video so we will see you then in the meantime please let us know how you felt about this review video because it's never done one before we hope it's been a great help to you I'm

Hope it helps you make the right decision oh and you know just to kind of reiterate we pay for all of these SS and no cake mix one day yeah don't you know that we're gonna bake the cookies now

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