Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, 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 products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about all the best gadgets for your kitchen — including the best rice cookers, the best toasters, and the best slow cookers— here, we’ve rounded up the best stand mixers, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated stand mixer
“Did you know KitchenAid was built to withstand the turbulence of the sea? The Navy designed this thing to be rugged and lasting,” one reviewer writes, before adding, “Time and time again, I found that KitchenAid ruled the market for a reason.” That heritage is why hundreds of customers mention their moms or mothers in their five-star reviews of this KitchenAid stand mixer — and lots of reviewers are please with the durability and performance of this Artisan model. “I am pleasantly surprised that I like it as well as my old one so far,” says one. Over the years, the company has made some improvements, like beefing up the motor power to 325 watts and increasing the mixing bowl size. “Only time will tell but for now, the improved design features and the lovely new colors make this mixer a winner in my book,” says a longtime fan. Reviewers rave about all the attachments available, which makes it even more versatile. “I’ve bought several attachments such as the ice cream maker (fabulous easy homemade ice cream), the spiralizer (sooo much better than the Vegetti), and the food processor attachment (love it!),” a commenter says. Others speak to the integrity of the product. “It has never misbehaved and never let me down,” says a proud owner since 2003. “The finish is still as shiny and unmarred as the day I bought it.”