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
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.
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.
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.