Best Budget Stand Mixer

The Best Budget Stand Mixers in 2022

A lot of people think that baking is an expensive hobby, and to be honest, they are probably right. Keeping a pantry stocked with good ingredients, investing in quality mixing bowls, tins, and of course, appliances can start to add up pretty damn fast.

I find that a lot of my friends and family are reluctant to take their passion for baking further, simply because they think it would involve spending a big wad of cash on an expensive stand mixer. 

Well, I’m here to tell you (and them) that this isn’t the case! 

Some of the best budget stand mixers can do the job just as well, if not better, than those high-end stand mixers that come with eye-watering price tags.

Sure, the budget alternatives might come with all the bells, whistles, and pretty colors. Nevertheless, I guarantee that you can get your hands on a mixer that is perfect for home baking at a fraction of the price of a KitchenAid.

After weeks of research and testing, I want to share with you a few of my favorite affordable stand mixers. 

The 6 Best Budget Stand Mixers

If you want to cut straight to the chase, here are the inexpensive stand mixers I think you should take a closer look at. Whilst choosing my favorite budget friendly stand mixers, I spent countless hours researching a range of key features including; motor size, bowl capacity, additional attachments, owner satisfaction, and of course, the retail price of each machine. Here’s my shortlist.

Want to find out a bit more about all these amazing machines? Read on!

Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer

Bowl Capacity: 4 Quart

Motor size: 300 Watts

Attachments: Stainless Steel Dough Hook, Flat Beater, whisk & splash guard

Star rating: 4.5/5

This 4 Quart Stand Mixer is my favorite affordable stand mixer. It comes from a brand known for making some of the best budget friendly kitchen appliances money can buy.

If you are looking to invest in a cheap KitchenAid alternative, then this could be the perfect machine for you. Many proud owners of this Hamilton Beach mixer swear by it, some even claim that it is even better than a KitchenAid! 

As you probably know, KitchenAid are renowned for their high price tags, with their cheapest stand mixer coming in at well over 3 times the price of this mixer.

In terms of performance, the most attractive feature of this budget stand mixer is that it uses the same planetary motion as KitchenAid. This essentially means that the mixer head spins clockwise, whilst the attachment spins anit-clockwise, allowing the machine to mix and fold your ingredients at the same time.

This mixer has a stainless steel shell and features 7 speed settings that range from a slow stir to a fast mix. It also boasts a 300-watt motor and a respectable 4-quart bowl, making it capable of handling larger batches.

What I love about this stand mixer (aside from the price) is that it’s fantastic for beginner bakers. There is a guide at the top of the stand mixer that shows you which speed setting to use depending on what you are mixing. 

This is great if you are just starting out as a baker and are still unsure which speed settings go best with what you are trying to mix.

With the Hamilton Beach stand mixer, you get a dough hook, a whisk, a flat beater, and a splash guard included as standard. It also features a tilt-back head which makes it easier to add your ingredients or change the attachments.

Standout Feature: The bowl and mixing attachments ensure for complete bow coverage, meaning you won’t have to keep stopping to scrape down the bowl during mixing!

Aicok Stand Mixer

Bowl Capacity: 5.5 Quart

Motor size: 500 Watts

Attachments: Stainless Steel Doubl Dough Hook, Flat Beater, Whisk, Splash Guard

Star rating: 4/5 

You might not have heard of Aicok, but the specs of this machine make it a hard one to ignore. It’s also the cheapest stand mixer on this list!

So what makes this machine worthy of a spot on this list? For starters, this mixer boasts a beefy 500-watt motor, as well as a large 5.5-quart stainless steel bowl with a handle, making it great for bigger batches of baking. It also uses that planetary motion found on many top-of-the-range mixers.

Side note: If you don’t have a mixing bowl with a handle, it’s time to get one! Handles in baking make life so much easier.

What I love about this machine, aside from its price tag, is the double dough hooks. If you are an avid bread maker, the double dough hooks mimic kneading by hand and the 360 mixing action provides full coverage of the bowl. This make it the best stand mixer for bread dough, at least in my opinion anyway. 

As well as the 2 dough hooks, you of course get a whip and a flat beater. You also get a splash guard with an opening so you can pour in extra ingredients while your stand mixer is still mixing.

As with most stand mixers, your Aicok Stand Mixer features a tilt-head design and comes equipped with anti-slip silicone feet to stop any unwanted movement.

Standout Feature: Unlike a lot of budget appliances, this machine comes with a standard 2-year manufacturer. It also has a built-in sensor that will shut down the machine when it gets too hot, which will stop the motor from overheating.  

Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer

Bowl Capacity: 4 Quart

Motor size: 300 Watts

Attachments: Stainless Steel Dough Hook, Flat Beater, whisk & splash guard

Star rating: 4.5/5

I have to mention this other Hamilton Beach stand mixer. It features very similar (basically identical) specs to the Hamilton Beach, including a 300-watt motor and a mixing bowl capacity of 4 quarts. Again, it also makes the most of total bowl coverage and planetary mixing action.

You would be excused for not immediately spotting the differences between these two Hamilton Beach stand mixers. 

The biggest differences come in the form of the machine size, this one being approximately 20% smaller. This one also doesn’t have a handle on the top of the machine, or on the mixer bowl. 

It’s also $10 cheaper than its counterpart, but apart from that, they are basically identical. 

Again, you can choose between 7 speed variables, meaning you can whip up anything and everything; from the toughest of cookie doughs to the lightest and fluffiest chiffon sponge.

Included with your Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer, is a flat beater, dough hook, whisk and a splash guard to stop all your mixture from flying around your kitchen.

Standout Feature: All the attachments, including the whisk, are dishwasher safe.

Aifeel Stand Mixer

Bowl Capacity: 4.3 Quart

Motor size: 800 Watts

Attachments: die-cast aluminum Dough Hook, Flat Beater, whisk & splash guard

Star rating: 3.5/5

This Aifeel stand mixer boasts a massive 800 watt motor, making it the most power mixer on this list by a long way. 

And at only $65.99 you are really getting the best budget stand mixer.

Interestingly, this stand mixer working using 3 pre-set speed variables which are chosen depending on which attachment you are using. If you tend to use stand mixers where you choose the speed, this feature might take a while to get used to. 

On the other hand, this feature could be ideal if you want a hassle-free baking experience.

Like the Aicok, this mixer also has that clever overheating protection sensor. This will detect overheating coming from the motor and will automatically stop the mixing to protect your machine.

With your Aifeel stand mixer, you get a flat beater, dough hooks, and balloon whisk. As with most stand mixers, you will also get a splash guard.

Perhaps the biggest downside to this machine is that it automatically stops after 8 minutes to prevent overheating – might be a bit of a pain if you make recipes that require longer than 8 minutes of mixing.

COOKLEE Stand Mixer

Bowl Capacity: 7.6 Quart

Motor size: 660 Watts

Attachments: Dough Hook, Flat Beater, whisk & splash guard

Star rating: 4/5

The COOKLEE machine is another great budget stand mixer that acts, and looks, like a higher-end model.

It boasts a powerful motor with 660-watts and features 10-speed options, which includes a handy pulse function too.

With your stand mixer, you will get strong suction cups underneath that will provide stability with limited vibrations on your kitchen worktop.

This gives you the freedom to step away from the kitchen without worrying that your stand mixer will go for a walk around your kitchen countertop.

With your Nurxiovo Stand Mixer, you’ll get a splash guard, dough hook, whisk, and a beater which are all easy to attach and release from the mixer.

Although the bowl size is listed as 9.5 quarts, I think this might be a typo, as it more like 7.5. Nevertheless, this is still very big, and plenty large enough for even the biggest of bakes.

Standout feature: Attachments are dishwasher friendly and it has a massive bowl!

Cuisinart SM-50BC 

Bowl Capacity: 5.5 Quart

Motor size: 500 Watts

Attachments: Stainless Steel Dough Hook, Flat Beater, whisk & splash guard

Star rating: 5/5

Okay, depending on what your definition of budget is, this Cuisinart mixer might not fit the bill. That said, if you are looking for a machine that can really compete with the multi-functional nature of a KitchenAid, then the Cuisinart SM-50BC is definitely your best bet. 

By far the biggest advantage of this machine over the others I have already mentioned is that it has a multi-purpose hub on the front. This allows you to use their amazing range of additional attachments including a pasta roller, shedder and grinder. 

The stand mixer itself it also brilliant. It has a 500-watt motor, paired with a 5.5 Quart bowl, the perfect specs for whipping up a family-sized batch of tasty treats. It has 12 speed settings, allowing for complete control over your mixing, and of course, uses planetary motion to guarantee a perfectly mixed batter every time. 

Standout Feature: The Cuisinart SM-50BC comes with a brilliant 3 year manufacturer warranty. It also comes in an impressive range of 12 colors.

Which is the right budget stand mixer for you?

So, if you’re looking for the best budget stand mixer, you’ve found it! Now you have no excuse not to take your baking to the next level with top-quality, low-priced stand mixers.

Which one you decide to get is your choice. Do you need a speedy stand mixer? Will you be mixing tough doughs for long periods of time? Or are you a beginner who wants something cheap and reliable?

But, if you are wanting our opinion in this and are looking for a high-end performing and affordable stand mixer, then I would recommend the Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer. Or, if you have an extra $100 to spend, the Cuisinart SM-50BC.

Happy (budget) mixing!