8 Top-Rated Stand Mixers That Belong in Every Baker's Kitchen

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If you love to bake homemade treats on the weekends after visiting the farmers market, a stand mixer is a must-have essential kitchen tool. With so many options available at varying sizes, price points, and even colors, choosing the right stand mixer for your baking tasks might seem a bit daunting. Don't worry — we're here to help! Better your batter with one of these top-rated stand mixers for any baking task.

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KitchenAid
KitchenAid 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
$254.45

Best Overall

If you’re going to invest in a stand mixer as a gift for newlyweds or to any beloved baker, choose this classic 5-quart tilt-head stand mixer from KitchenAid. Its powerful 325-watt motor allows for thorough ingredient incorporation, while 10 speed options give maximum versatility. This stand mixer comes with a paddle, a whisk, a dough hook attachment, and a handy pouring shield to minimize messes. 

We especially love that this stand mixer is compatible with over 15 KitchenAid attachments, from pasta makers to spiralizers, and it also comes in tons of fun colors.

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Breville
Breville Scraper Mixer Pro 5-Quart Die-Cast Stand Mixer
$325.00

Sleek and streamlined with its continuous die-cast chrome finish, this efficient stand mixer from Breville is the perfect choice for modern kitchens. With a 12-speed electronic control function that gives users extra control and versatility for baking projects, an LED speed indicator that shows the mixing level you’ll achieve at each speed, and a helpful timer with a built-in automatic shut-off feature, this stand mixer is incredibly user-friendly. We love that this unit also includes internal cord storage to keep it looking tidy on your countertop when it's not in use.

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Hamilton Beach
Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Classic Stand Mixer
$79.99

This budget-friendly stand mixer from Hamilton Beach features a powerful 300-watt motor that's on-par with much more expensive competitive brands. This unit features a 3.5-quart bowl that's large enough to accommodate a big batch of cookie dough or cake batter, a tilt-head that allows for easy access to the ingredients inside of the bowl, and six speed options for versatile mixing. This stand mixer comes with three handy attachments — a whisk, a paddle beater, and a dough hook.

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KitchenAid
KitchenAid Artisan Mini Premium Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
$349.95

Another solid KitchenAid stand mixer that’s smaller and perfect for tiny kitchens, this Artisan Mini Premium Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is 25% lighter and 20% smaller than the original KitchenAid Stand Mixer. With 10 speed levels, a standard 3.5-quart bowl, and compatibility with other KitchenAid attachments, this stand mixer is a more compact choice with all the functionality of a regular-sized stand mixer.

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Cuisinart
Cuisinart 5.5-Quart Stand Mixer
$155.99

More powerful than most other stand mixers with its 500-watt motor, this Cuisinart stand mixer makes quick work out of tough doughs or large batches. This mixer has 12 custom speeds for total control and serious versatility during any baking project, and this unit comes with a paddle beater, a dough hook, and a whisk attachment. We also love the inclusion of a splash guard with a pour spout, which helps keep countertops clean.

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Hamilton Beach
Hamilton Beach Electronics Sterling All-Metal Stand Mixer
$199.99

With its sleek chrome finish and traditional manual controls, this all-metal stand mixer from Hamilton Beach strikes a nice aesthetic balance between retro and modern. This stand mixer features a powerful 400-watt motor perfect for whisking and kneading, 12 manual speeds for versatility and control, and an easy-to-use tilting head that makes it easy to pop attachments out and access batter in the bowl.

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CHEFTRONIC
CHEFTRONIC 5.5-Quart Bowl Electric Stand Mixer
$149.99

The most powerful option on this list, this stand mixer features a 650-watt motor designed for incredibly tough doughs (like pizza or bread). Six speeds and a tilting head allow for versatility during baking projects, and the 5.5-quart bowl means you can mix slightly larger batches at once. This mixer comes with four attachments: a whisk, a dough hook, a regular paddle beater, and a flex-edge paddle beater for sticky to wet batters.

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Hamilton Beach
Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Classic Stand Mixer
$39.99

A great option for beginner bakers, this stand mixer features a 290-watt motor that's strong enough for most mixing tasks that require light kneading, whipping, or whisking (think cake batter and brownies). Its slightly smaller 4-quart bowl is perfect for small to medium-sized batches, and six speeds supply enough versatility for all of your basic baking needs. This stand mixer comes with a double beater attachment, a single whisk attachment, and double dough hooks.

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