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The Best Stand Mixers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing ones. We’ve covered other kitchen gadgets in the past, like hand mixers, blenders, and rice cookers; here we’ve rounded up the best-reviewed stand mixers on Amazon — from the registry-staple KitchenAid to some under-$100 models. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best overall stand mixer

KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart

“My mother has had the same model for about 16 years. Her machine is just as powerful as ever, which says something about the integrity of the product. Did you know KitchenAid was built to withstand the turbulence of the sea? The Navy designed this thing to be rugged and lasting. I was skeptical and searched long and hard before dropping a few hundred dollars on a mixer. Time and time again, I found that KitchenAid ruled the market for a reason. I made the decision and clicked the purchase button. You get what you pay for and I am extremely happy with my purchase. This is a lifetime investment that you will pay for now and only enjoy even 16 years later.”

Best 4.5-quart stand mixers

KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

“Anyone who has ever owned a KitchenAid product should know, that this is one of the best. The mixer is a bit on the expensive side, but you’ll never look back after getting one of these! It will make everything so much easier and, once you get the hang of it, you can start building your attachment collection, which can help you with various other tasks like making fresh pasta or creating that perfect burger patty with just the right amount of fat. I have worked in restaurants where they also use an industrial version of this product. It should be every home chef’s and professional chef’s choice. You will never regret this purchase!”

Hamilton Beach Eclectrics All-Metal Stand Mixer

“Delighted with my new stand mixer. I waited until I stressed tested it to write my review and I love it! In one day I baked four cakes and mixed up three batches of frosting and this little workhorse performed like a champ. It’s whisper quiet which is a real blessing. It’s very sleek and attractive which is not, of course, why you should buy it, but, why not have an elegant and distinctive appliance it it’s going to sit on your counter as mine does? Most importantly it does a great job of mixing and does it without blasting your ears.”

Best 5.5-quart stand mixer

Cuisinart Stand Mixer

“I really love this mixer. I had a Sunbeam for decades and it finally gave up on me. I really wanted another but they are not made the same these days, so I tried this one after doing research. It is very easy to use, has a handy spout to pour ingredients in without making a mess, and is heavy enough not to travel on the counter! Comes with a lot of attachments and a handy booklet with instructions and recipes. So far, very happy with my purchase!”

Best 6-quart stand mixer

KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, 6 Quart

“I had worked with the base mixer — the 4.5 quart model — and can say that if you have the extra money, the 6-quart model is absolutely worth it. First of all, the increased bowl size improved my skills and my cleanliness at the same time. With most bread recipes I used, the 4.5 quart model was just at capacity. The dough would crawl up on the bread hook and start rubbing the underside of the motor mount: Not hygienic, not fun to clean. The 6-quart bowl leaves room for more, and leaves the non-attachment machinery untouched by the food. Second, the motor is just much better. It has the strength to power through the thickest cookie dough, never once has it labored or sounded strained to my ears.”

Best small stand mixers (under 4-quart)

Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer

“After burning through a second cheap hand mixer, I decided to do what I should have done in the first place – purchase a decent stand mixer for light use. This is for a vacation home so I don’t need the mixing power that I use at home but I do want something that will cream butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy or mix a batch of mashed potatoes. So far, I’m pleased. I only had the chance to mix a batch of banana bread but even in the process of creaming the butter and sugar, this mixer did great. There was no motor whine or hesitation. I like the suction cup feet on the bottom. Once I placed this on the counter, it’s not going anywhere. The attachments were easy to take on and off. For what I need from this mixer, it more than met my expectations.”

Comfee 2.6-Quart Die Cast 7-in-1 Multi-Function Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

“I am so happy to have this mini stand mixer, which won’t occupy a lot of table space and is totally big enough for daily use. I tried cupcakes with it. It is amazingly efficient. For whisking three egg whites to make 12 cupcakes, it only took around three minutes, saving time even compared to a electronic hand mixer.”

Best under-$100 stand mixers

Sunbeam MixMaster Stand Mixer

“My old KitchenAid mixer finally wore out and I dreaded replacing it. But I am an old-fashioned person and use my mixer frequently. I don’t need fancy paddles or a huge mixer. I like to be able to easily lift it from the storage shelf to the counter. This mixer is lightweight. The bowls are heavy glass, but that is better than something fragile. I have used it several times since I purchased it and am more than pleased with it. I am hoping that it will last me for the next 15 years.”

Cheftronic 4.2-Quart Tilt-Head Kitchen Electric Mixer

“This is a great standing mixer. Very solid construction. Mixing bowl locks into place so no fear of spills. I love the look of the mixer, the sturdiness, and the power of it. It does all of the work as I add ingredients. In fact, the power is more than enough to handle any basic mix on just the low-speed setting. It is very easy to use and even easier to clean. I’ve used it a couple of times and it has handled making cookies and muffins well. Love it! Doing a lot more baking now.”

Best refurbished KitchenAid stand mixers

KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Series (Certified Refurbished)

“I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive about buying a refurbished KitchenAid mixer. After reading all of the customer reviews, and doing lots of product research, I decided to take the plunge. I am so glad that I did! The mixer that I received arrived well packaged, and looking like a brand new mixer! No marks on it anywhere, even the bowl appears to never have been used. The whisk, paddle, and dough hook are in perfect, new condition. I’ve used it several times, and it seems to work just fine. I am so very pleased with this purchase! I would not have been able to buy this at regular retail price! I hope to get many years of good service from my KitchenAid!”

Kitchenaid Professional 600 Stand Mixer 6-Quart (Certified Refurbished)

“After much research, visiting several vendors and calling Amazon, I took the plunge and bought this 6-quart Pro mixer. I opted to go with refurbished due to the deep discount and guarantee from Amazon they would stand behind the product should it be defective. Upon arrival and inspection, the mixer appears brand new and never been used. Cosmetically it is in mint condition. I have since used the mixer to do molasses cookies and couldn’t be happier with this decision.”

Best stand mixer with a blender attachment

Litchi 5.3 Quart Stand Mixer

“This is a great stand mixer for me. I prefer to make meals from scratch and this addition to my kitchen just made life easier. I was impressed with the meat grinder attachment. It made short work turning a chuck roast into ‘hamburger.’ The blender works great for smoothies, grinding chia seeds and crushing ice. I love that I have three machines in one and with its design, it doesn’t take up too much room on my counter. Also, with six suction cups, it stays very stable during operation.”

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The Best Stand Mixers on Amazon, According to Reviewers