An electric food mixer is an essential tool in many kitchens, and there’s probably never been more choice when it comes time to buy one. So how do you decide which is the right fit for you and what are the differences between an entry-level model and a top of the range pick?
Build quality is, of course, one thing that clearly distinguishes a premium mixer from the competition. Entry-level models can in some cases be made of lighter-weight materials, which means that they’re not as durable and could creep across your counter. Compare that to a KitchenAid or Kenwood mixer, for example, which won’t budge even when beating a particularly stiff dough.
Some entry-level models also feature smaller work bowls than other models. This could be a hassle if you’re trying to entertain a group and need to mix ingredients accordingly. It’s certainly something to keep in mind.
One of the biggest differentials between mixers, and especially between entry-level and premium mixers, is the number of features. A mixer such as the KitchenAid Artisan Food Mixer, for example, offers 10 mixing speeds that provide you with a range of mixing options, more control, and more versatility compared to your run-of-the-mill mixer.
For even more versatility, the top-tier mixers also offer the option to use a variety of attachments. These are optional extras, but can help you and your mixer expand your repertoire of dishes significantly. The KitchenAid features a plug on the head, which can be used to attach extras such as pasta extruders, citrus juicers, ice cream makers, and many more.
KitchenAid is one of the best-known brands in the business, and with good reason. Not only does it have a long-standing history as a food mixer brand, but it has updated its offerings over the year. Its most recent models combine gorgeous, vintage aesthetics with modern and powerful features.
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