KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series

Recommended mixers, by Consumer Reports

“For whipping, puréeing, and a host of other food prep tasks, a reliable mixer is essential,” says Consumer Reports. “Just about any stand or hand mixer will do for simple chores. Hand mixers cost less but don’t do as well at heavy-duty tasks such as mixing dough. Stand mixers are more expensive and take up more space, but a good one can save you a lot of muscle power.”

Here is the Consumer Reports’ selection of recommended mixers. The maximum overall score is 100, and “Best Buy” models offer more value.

Hand mixers

KitchenAid KHM926

Overall score: 74

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Stand mixers

Breville BEM800XL

Overall score: 81

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Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 18 October 2016