If you often do baking, than a simple cheap stand mixer will be a really helpful assistant in your kitchen. First, you can easily whip the eggs to the desired condition. The second application: easy and quick preparation of dough for muffins, biscuits, blondies. And, of course, such mixer will save you time and effort while preparing any creams. Another dish that this mixer will perfectly handle is mashed potatoes.
What to consider:
1. Power. How many watts is needed for the stand mixer to function properly? It is about 300-350 watts. This is really enough to whip eggs, cook a cream or not very thick dough.
2. Bowl capacity. 3 or 4 quarts are common for stand mixers in this price range.
3. Attachments. Usually, the mixer comes with the flat beater(s) for general mixing. Balloon whisk for whipping and dough hook for kneading are often included.
How much is stand mixer and what stand mixer is the best? Here we will consider only best-rated cheap stand mixers under $100. But if you can spend more, you should pay attention to the recognized leader in this category – KitchenAid. However, the price of the KitchenAid’s cheapest mixer starts from $180. And the absolute winner, which received national recognition, is KitchenAid KSM150PSER, which costs an average of about $250.
All stand mixers mentioned below are electric, portable and light-weight. They are quite handy and easy to clean. Also, most of the bowls and attachments are made of stainless steel and are dishwasher safe.
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