Cheesecake is the king of desserts. In my house, it disappears almost immediately after I have made it. To make that perfect cheesecake though, you also need to have the right equipment. Cheesecake can be made by hand, with a stand mixer, a hand mixer, or even a food processor.
Generally, we all either reach for our hand or a stand mixer because it’s a lot easier and faster to make a cheesecake that way. If you are on the hunt for the best mixer for cheesecake, we have a few suggestions that might help!
Stand Mixers For Cheesecake
A stand mixer is ideal for making a baked cheesecake. A baked cheesecake does not require any beating or any air put into it. Therefore, it needs a gentle mix, and the paddle attachment on a stand mixer is the perfect tool for the job.
If you want to make your cheesecake with a touch of style and class, there’s only one logical choice: the KitchenAid Artisan. Sitting on a more pricer side of the scale, KitchenAid makes some of the most popular kitchen appliances ever created.
KitchenAid produces a variety of stand mixer models which are usually defined as tilt-head, bowl-lift, or mini mixers. Tilt-head mixers are more compact and use a mechanism where the head of the mixers tilts back to allow you to attach your accessories and mixing bowl.
With a bowl-lift stand mixer, the head remains still, while with a hand lever, you can adjust the bowl. The bowl-lift stand mixers are much larger and are used for batch baking or commercial use.
Now, unless you are making cheesecake by the kilo, the tilt-head stand mixers are a perfect size, with my personal preference being the Artisan series Your KitchenAid stand mixer comes with the 3 standard attachments. A flat beater, a wire whip, and a dough hook.
Depending on the type of cheesecake you make, you will either need the flat beater attachment (baked) or the wire whip (non-baked).
Cuisinart started from humble beginnings, as the first company to introduce a revolutionary food processor to America. Now, they are a leader in the world of kitchen appliances. All their products are great, but their stand mixer is one not to miss out on. It is one of the best KitchenAid alternatives currently available, offering a similar level of quality and functionality as a KitchenAid, but for half the price.
This Cuisinart stand mixer has a powerful 500-watt motor and 12 speeds to choose from. The 12 speeds mean you will get the slowest speed to precisely mix your baked cheesecake mix and higher speeds to choose from when whipping your double cream.
Your Cuisinart mixer will come with a large 5.5 quart stainless steel bowl, a whisk, a flat beater and a flat beater. Out of the box, you also get a splash guard with a pouring spout so you can easily add all your cheesecake ingredients without making a mess.
Hamilton Beach might not be the first brand that comes to mind, but this is a great stand mixer and is one of the best budget-friendly appliances out there.
Many Hamilton Beach owners speak highly about the quality of this stand mixer. They even go as far as to say that it’s better than a KitchenAid!
It’s not hard to see why they make this comparison, both stand mixers are quite similar to one another. They both use the same planetary mixing action that ensures a thoroughly incorporated mix.
The Hamilton Beach stand mixer features 7 speeds that go from a slow stir to a fast mix. It also has a 300-watt motor and a 4-quart mixing bowl, giving you more than enough power and space to mix even the largest cheesecake mixtures. The slow setting is perfect for mixing batter for a baked cheesecake, while the faster speeds are ideal for when you need to whip up double cream for a no-bake cheesecake.
With the Hamilton Beach stand mixer, you get a dough hook, a whisk, a flat beater, and a splash guard. For your baked cheesecake, you will need the paddle attachment.
It also features a tilt-back head which makes it easier to add your cheesecake ingredients. If you are making a no-bake cheesecake, you might need to change from the paddle attachment to the balloon whisk to whip up the double cream, and the tilt-head makes it that much easier to alternate between attachments.
Baking tip: Ideal if you are a beginner. 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.
Kenwood Chef Titanium
Kenwood is another great stand mixer that is loved by its owners. Designed in Europe, it boasts a massive 750-watt motor, twice the power of regular stand mixers. Because of all that power, the machine’s dual-motor ventilation ensures your Kenwood Chef won’t overheat and your stand mixer will last a lifetime.
With variable speed, this mixer will incorporate your cheesecake batter at a slow speed and gradually build it up without causing a mess.
The mixer includes 3 stainless steel, top-quality attachments. The unique K-beater, a whisk and a dough hook. For your cheesecake, you will be using the K-beater or the whisk, depending on the type of cheesecake you are making.
It also has a 5-quart stainless steel bowl with handles, making it easier to transfer your cheesecake batter into the cheesecake springform pan.
Smeg 1950’s Retro
Smeg appliances ooze elegance. Sure, their minimalistic fridges are probably the first product that pops into your mind but Smeg makes an impressive array of stylish kitchen equipment, including these beautiful stand mixers.
The new and improved Smeg SMF02 Stand Mixer comes in 7 different colors and has a 1950’s inspired design. Like the KitchenAid, Hamilton Beach and Cuisinart, the Smeg boasts a planetary mixing action which is ideal for mixing cheesecake. The planetary action allows the attachments to perfectly reach every single side of the bowl and mix quickly and efficiently.
With your Smeg stand mixer, you will get a stainless steel whisk, aluminum flat beater and an aluminum dough hook. The bowl has a 4.8-liter capacity meaning you can make cheesecake by the dozen!
Just like the Cuisinart, you will also get a pouring shield with your mixer so you can add all your ingredients with ease. All things considered, the Smeg is a worthy competitor for the KitchenAid Artisan and other high-end stand mixers.
Hand Mixers for Cheesecake
If you don’t want to splash the cash for a brand new stand mixer, hand mixers work just as well in making cheesecake. Hand mixers tend to run faster than stand mixers at their lowest speed. When looking for the best mixer for cheesecake, you will probably want a hand mixer with very slow speed so it doesn’t mix your cheesecake batter too fast too soon.
Here are our favorite hand mixers that offer a slow-speed setting and are perfect for making cheesecake with.
Black and Decker MX600B
This Black & Decker mixer is highly reviewed and is one of our favorite budget-friendly hand mixers.
It’s a 250 watt, 5 speed turbo hand mixer, featuring a slow start so your cheesecake batter is mixed to perfection.
Its nylon beaters take complete control and will mix every inch of the bowl, leaving no ingredient untouched.
You get 2 helix beaters for your general mixing, 2 dough hooks for thicker doughs, and a whisk for whipping up double cream.
All of the accessories are dishwasher friendly and it comes with a detachable compartment to store all the attachments.
KitchenAid 7 Speed
As you have probably guessed, we love KitchenAid! They bring out some of the best baking equipment and this hand mixer is no different.
This is a great mixer featuring 7 speed plus turbo for added efficiency. This hand mixer starts at a slow speed, giving your cheesecake batter a gentle mix and gradually brings up the speed.
Not only does a slow speed avoid unnecessary mess, it also ensures that your batter won’t curdle as soon as you turn the mixer on.
Your 7-speed KitchenAid hand mixer comes with 2 beaters and a whisk, and with all the accessories being stainless steel, you can certainly count on their durability! The whisk is great for whipping up double cream for a no-bake cheesecake.
Cuisinart is a very respected brand that brings out some of the best products, and this hand mixer is not different.
It features an incredible 9-speed selection, meaning you can choose between a huge amount of different speed ranges. Three of those speeds are very low, slow speeds, designed to give your cheesecake batter a smooth and gentle mix without overmixing.
With the Cuisinart hand mixer, you get 2 beaters, 2 whisks, 2 dough hooks, as well as a spatula, and a recipe book.
This is a very powerful machine and can mix everything and anything. It’s not only perfect for making cheesecake but can be used for all your baking needs.
What Is Your Favorite Mixer?
Whether you use a stand mixer, a hand mixer, or a good old wooden spoon to make your cheesecake, it will turn out delicious! A stand mixer is great for making a cheesecake as you can add your ingredients and let them mix hands-free. Stand mixers also have slower settings which means you can get more control over it.
Hand mixers are great, but you do need to watch their speed. We definitely recommend a hand mixer with a slow start so it gradually combines all your ingredients and slowly increases the speed.
Making cheesecake by hand can be time-consuming but is probably the best way to make cheesecake, especially a baked cheesecake. You get so much more control and you are able to mix the ingredients without overmixing and beating too much air.