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Best stand mixers in 2024


If it's been a while since you took stock of your kitchen appliances and upgraded older items, it's time to update your appliance roster. If you like to bake or cook, you've likely asked a lot of your stand mixer. But with so many new models of stand mixers available, with features designed to help you make decadent and delicious treats like cookies, whipped cream and frosting, there's never been a better time to purchase a new stand mixer.

Our team consulted cooking technology expert Chef Andrew Forlines, dove deep into reviews and went hands-on with stand mixers ourselves to compile this list of the best stand mixers in 2024.

Best stand mixers in 2024

You don't have to be an expert at baking to bake like an expert. Having the right appliances and accessories is the first step toward you making delicious breads and mouth-watering treats with ease. That means you'll need a high-quality stand mixer.  

There are a lot of terrific mixers on the market right now.  We've curated a list of our top five stand mixers below.

Best overall stand mixer: KitchenAid Classic Series tilt-head stand mixer


Forlines recommends the 4.5-quart KitchenAid Classic Series for beginners, citing its smaller size. "The tilting head makes adding ingredients into the bowl and changing attachments easier," he says.

This appliance comes with a flat beater, a dough hook and a six-wire whip. It is compatible with most KitchenAid stand mixer attachments.

This terrific, 4.8-star-rated mixer is currently $330 at Amazon. It's available right now in black and in white.

Why we like this stand mixer:

  • It's great for beginners. 
  • Its tilting head makes adding ingredients and changing attachments a breeze. 

Best stand mixer on a budget: Hamilton Beach electric stand mixer


Hamilton Beach makes a terrific 4-quart stand mixer that features seven mixing speeds and a whisk, all at a more approachable $100 price point (list price). You'll get a lot of versatility here with the included dough hook, whisk and flat beater.

This Hamilton Beach mixer promises to deliver similar mixing action as the KitchenAid above at a fraction of the price. It's rated 4.4 stars on Amazon.

Why we like this mixer:

  • We like that the attachments mix throughout the whole bowl for a more thorough mix, which requires less stopping to scrape your ingredients.
  • The mixer maintains a constant speed, even through the thickest dough.
  • This mixer features a durable four-quart stainless-steel bowl with removable splatter shield.

Best mixer to avoid messes: Bosch Universal Plus stand mixer 


When we saw a buyer's review ask, "Is love too strong an emotion for an appliance?", we knew we had to see what the fuss was all about. A baker's dream, this 6.5-quart Bosch stand mixer features dual whipping action and can kneed up to 14 loaves of whole grain bread dough or mash up to 10 pounds of cooked potatoes.

Your purchase includes wire whips with plastic whip drive, a dough hook and a two-piece pouring shield and lid. Other attachments (not included) can seriously level up what this Bosch machine can do. You'll be able to grind meat, juice citrus and even make fresh, homemade pasta. 

Rated 4.6 stars on Amazon.

Why we like the Bosch Universal Plus stand mixer:

  • This mixer features four speeds and a quick pulse.
  • This machine features a unique open bowl design that allows you to add ingredients without having to stop mixing.
  • The open bowl design cuts down on the mess as you add ingredients.

Best professional-grade mixer: Wolf gourmet high-performance stand mixer


Wolf may be known for its high-end ovens and appliances, but the brand offers a chef-grade stand mixer as well. Wolf's 7-quart gourmet mixer maintains a consistent speed even when it's working with dense bread dough. The unique design raises the bowl with a simple twist of the handle, locking it into place for stability and safety. The bowl is professional grade and large enough to mix your favorite bread dough or cookie recipe.

You can find this high-end stand mixer at Amazon now for $1,000 (reduced from $1,249). It's rated 4.5 stars.

Why we like this Wolf stand mixer:

  • In addition to the stand mixer and bowl, this set includes a flat beater, whisk, dough hook and splash/pouring shield.
  • The mixer turns into a food processor with added attachments (not included).
  • The magnetized attachment cover makes switching attachments easy.

Best stand mixer value: Cuisinart Precision Pro stand mixer


If you've been eyeing some of the pricier stand mixer models like KitchenAid or Wolf, Cuisinart's Precision Pro mixer is the mid-priced alternative you've been looking for. This mixer features a 5.5-quart capacity, a 500-watt motor and 12 speeds that allow you to add nuance and precision to everything you mix.

This mixer is currently on sale at Amazon for $227 (reduced from $250).

Why we like the Cuisinart Precision Pro mixer:

  • Reviewers called this "a good alternative to KitchenAid."
  • A chef's whisk, dough hook, flat mixing paddle and splash guard with pour spout are all included with purchase.
  • This machine's capabilities can be extended with additional attachments (sold separately), including a pasta roller, ice cream maker and meat grinder.

More stand mixers to consider

If you're like us, you could deep dive into stand mixer inspo for a long time. With so many colors, variations and features, there's no shortage of terrific mixer options from which to choose. Keep reading for more mixers that could easily have made our top five.

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 stand mixer


This stand mixer features 10 speeds. It comes with a 5-quart, dishwasher-safe stainless-steel bowl, a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, a six-wire whip and a pouring shield. 

The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 stand mixer is $449. Choose from more than 20 colors.

Why we like this stand mixer:

  • It's a statement piece on your counter. 
  • It's just as functional as it is fashionable. 
  • The included stainless-steel bowl is dishwasher safe. 

Beautiful tilt-head stand mixer

Beautiful via Walmart

How beautiful is this stand mixer from Drew Barrymore's Beautiful home line? The 5.3-quart bowl can mix up to nine dozen cookies with its powerful 300-watt motor. It features 12 speeds and comes with a coated metal flat beater, a dough hook, a stainless-steel wire balloon whisk and a splash shield.

Another beautiful thing about this 4.4-star-rated stand mixer? The price. It's just $99 at Walmart.

Why we like this stand mixer:

  • It's a great budget-friendly option.
  • It comes with a whole bunch of attachments. 
  • Choose from seven colors. 

Aucma stand mixer

Aucuma via Amazon

This stand mixer can hold 6.5 quarts. It features six speeds and a pulse function. The Aucma stand mixer comes with three mixing accessories: whisk, dough hook and mixing beater.

This kitchen gadget is available in 10 colors.

"Move over KitchenAid," an Amazon customer who purchased the Aucma device says. "This mixer is awesome! I have made everything from whipped cream to bread dough and it works superbly. Motor is powerful and doesn't lag at all, even with the stiffest dough that I throw at it. I even have a recipe where I knead a dough on medium-high speed for 15 minutes, and it does not lag nor does it overheat."

You can purchase this mixer from Amazon for $160.

Why we like this stand mixer:

  • It can hold up to 6.5 quarts. 
  • It comes in many colors and has a cute retro vibe.

GE tilt-head electric stand mixer

GE Tilt-Head Electric Stand Mixer

This tilt-head electric stand mixer features a powerful 350-watt motor and a die-cast metal design. It comes with seven pre-set mixing speed settings and a 5.3-quart stainless-steel bowl. The mixer also includes four accessories: a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, a wire whisk and a pouring shield.

"This mixer does it all and looks great sitting on my counter. [I] absolutely love it," one Amazon reviewer says. "This mixer is not loud at all and is very powerful. So far the accessories that came with it are great. If I'd only known how awesome mixing could be, I'd have gotten this years ago."

You can get this stand mixer at Amazon for just $149 (regularly $299). 

What we like about the GE tilt-head electric stand mixer: 

  • Reviewers report that it is easy to clean.
  • It has a spacious 5.3-quart bowl and can mix dough for up to nine batches of cookies at once.
  • It uses a 59-point mixing cycle to reach all sides of the bowl and thoroughly mix ingredients.

Best mixer for bread makers: Ankarsrum original stand mixer

Ankarsrum via King Arthur

This Swedish-designed stand mixer is for bakers who plan to mix heavier doughs and yeasted breads. You can use separate attachments to make cookie doughs, cake batters and more, however.

This stand mixer includes a massive 7.4-quart stainless-steel bowl, a 3.7-quart double whisk bowl assembly with bowl, whisks, head gear and shaft, a dough hook, a roller, a scraper, a spatula, a dust cover and accessory bowl, cookie beaters and a manual. 

Choose from four colors.

"I am so glad I made this purchase. I love making bread. This machine mixes bread dough with ease--quiet, and machine does not jump or move. I use the scraper and roller, and do not think I will ever use the dough hook. Worth every penny," a reviewer on the Ankarsrum site says.

Why we like this stand mixer:

  • It includes a massive 7.4-quart stainless-steel bowl.
  • It comes with many attachments for all your baking needs.
  • It's an incredibly stylish option that's available in eight colors.

What you should know before you buy a stand mixer

Cooking technology expert Chef Andrew Forlines told CBS Essentials that you should consider bowl size when buying a stand mixer, noting that the size you get should depend on what you're planning on making. Are you cranking out cupcakes, or do you make loaves of bread? "4.5-quart capacity up to 8 quarts is the standard range," Forlines says. If you like to make large batches, size up.

Forlines says you should also consider motor power, and whether you want a lifted bowl or tilted-head stand mixer. Compatibility and availability of attachments is important, too. And if you're someone who hates cleaning up, it might matter to you whether or not stand mixer parts can go in the dishwasher

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