How to buy the best stand mixer

Too much choice? Here are the fea­tures to look for to en­sure you get the right model for you

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which mixer?

there are two kinds of food mix­ers. Clas­sic stand mix­ers, fo­cus on bak­ing, with tools for whisk­ing, mix­ing and knead­ing. the sec­ond type is a kitchen ma­chine, which has ex­tra ports for at­tach­ments that can chop, slice and

blend. a stand mixer is best for bak­ers, but re­mem­ber a kitchen ma­chine will give you more op­tions over­all.

How much?

You can pick up a model for un­der £100 all the way up to £500 and above. the pricey

ones tend to have a big­ger ca­pac­ity, qui­eter mo­tors and a more solid build. how­ever, some cheaper ver­sions do just as good a job.

what ac­ces­sories?

each mixer should have a dough hook for knead­ing,

a bal­loon whisk and a beater tool. ex­tras in­clude a splash­guard, a flexi-beater which has a spat­ula edge on one side, and a food pro­ces­sor at­tach­ment if you want to slice or grate. You may also want a jug blender, a min­cer or spi­ral­izer.

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