Having a stand mixer is one of the handiest things that you can have in your kitchen. Not only does it make baking and mixing a whole variety of things totally straightforward with barely a moment’s extra thought needed, but it is also a centerpiece for your kitchen.
Have you heard of KitchenAid? Of course you have. If this isn’t your first time on my blog, then you’ll know I love KitchenAid. If you are new, hello, my name is Angel and I am addicted to KitchenAid stand mixers.
One of the main reasons I find these mixers irresistibly beautiful is their incredibly nostalgic retro appearance. KitchenAid’s design has remained virtually untouched since the 1920s, making it a timeless masterpiece.
I get it, KitchenAid’s price tag isn’t for everyone, and I don’t blame you. Fear not, if you are after a retro-style stand mixer that is not KitchenAid, I have you covered. Here is my list of the best retro stand mixers out there!
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Here are a few Retro Stand Mixers I think you’ll love!
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The Best Vintage Stand Mixers
- 5 quart stainless steel bowl and 10 speed settings.
- Choose from over 50 color!
- The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center with more than 90 optional attachments available.
I obviously have to start with KitchenAid, right? They are the Ferarri of the mixing world so it’s only fair to place this one first on my list. And so should you! (If your budget allows it).
KitchenAid is perhaps the most well-known brand of stand mixers, with the name itself becoming something of a stand-in for the product. This means that the unique design has become really iconic, and honestly super identifiable in a wide range of retro aesthetics.
The bright red color is perhaps the most iconic color option that KitchenAid offers, but their color Ice is certainly something that would suit a vintage-inspired kitchen. There is a range of colors available, each of them in the classic KitchenAid design, and they all bring a different level of color to your kitchen.
The thing that I personally really adore about KitchenAid mixers is how reliable they are. They’re an incredibly simple machine on the inside, which means that they can be made to be exceptionally reliable – the gears and cogs are sure to last a lifetime.
KitchenAid mixers are tough, dependable, and truly built to last. The hub on the front of the mixer makes it perfectly adjustable for any number of attachments, and the simple levers make it easy to understand and use.
The retro aesthetic of the KitchenAid silhouette is impossible to deny, too – smooth curves and block colors that make it look like it was literally lifted out of the sixties.
- The most retro looking mixer youll ever set your eyes on!
- 5 additional attachments to choose from.
- 5 quart bowl capacity and 800 watt mot
I promise we will get to the budget-friendly stand mixers, but I couldn’t not mention Smeg. The king of retro stand mixers. I mean, it’s called Smeg 50s Retro for a reason, right?
What makes Smeg immensely reminiscent of the 50s are the smooth curves and lines throughout the design of the stand mixer as a whole. And of course the color selection that goes with it. I know you’ll agree that the Blue color screams 1950s.
Yes Smeg is expensive, more expensive than KitchenAid, but Smeg has for years graced many chic kitchens around the world. And their retro designs don’t just start and end with their stand mixers. Take a look at their amazing range of Retro fridges, toasters, kettles, coffee machines and more!
- Robust base with stainless steel and carbon steel design.
- Includes a 7 liter stainless steel mixing bowl, dough roller, dough knife, dough scraper, dough hook, dust cover lid, a 3.5 liter BPA/BPS free Tritan plastic mixing bowl, multi-wire balloon and single-wire cookie whip.
- Powerful and quiet 1500 watt motor
Ankarsrum definitely has a special place in my heart. Aside from it being the most powerful stand mixer on the market, it has some unique features and look. With a mouthwatering price tag, the Ankarsrum mixer is another great retro style mixer popular among bread lovers.
What gives this stand mixer its retro style is its history. A Swedish powerhouse, the design has remained untouched, much like KitchenAid, since it first launched in the 1940s.
It has elegant curves, from the bowl down the base make it a great retro centerpiece in your kitchen.
If you want to find out more about this Swedish powerhouse, take a look here.
- Planetary mixing rotates the beaters around the 4 quart, stainless steel bowl, for even and complete mixing.
- Mix thick batters and doughs like breads, cookies and more with a powerful, 300 watt motor.
- 8 speeds & mixing guide; go from a slow stir to a fast mix, with exact control at each one; a helpful guide at the mixer’s top lets you know which speed to use for various mixing methods
- Splash guard, dough hook, whisk and flat beater included.
Talk about retro and budget-friendly! This is another wonderful stand mixer that truly doesn’t hold back in the looks department.
The color is perhaps the most retro thing about it – my personal favorite is the feathered pink, but there are so many other colors to choose from!
Further to the retro aesthetic are the lever and dial on the side of the machine – both are designed with smooth, simple lines, and polished to perfection. It’s truly reminiscent of a classic 50s US aesthetic.
- Large 5.5-Quart, stainless steel bowl.
- Powerful 500-watt motor handles the heaviest mixing tasks with 12 speeds for precision mixing.
- Tilt-back head allows easy access to the mixing bowl.
- Die-cast metal construction.
- 12 speeds for precision mixi
This beautiful mixer might be another example of me getting sucked in by the gorgeous coloration of some retro machines that are available – the smooth, buttery yellow color looks wonderfully rich and retro, which is ideal for this list.
The smooth lines evoke a retro design style as well, with the flat top and base reflecting something designed in the space age design era of the 60s. That, combined with the smooth curve of the hollow where the mixing bowl sits makes for a very aesthetically pleasing stand mixer.
A number of other mixers on this list surely come with some form of splash guard to make the entire process of mixing and whisking a little easier, but this item perhaps comes with the best of the bunch!
The splash guard on this bowl sits flush with the rim of the bowl itself, while also including a small panel that can easily be opened to add in further ingredients when they’re needed.
- The Dash Stand mixer is your perfect kitchen accessory for frosting, meringue, creamy dressings, doughs, baked goods and more
- Weighing less than 5lbs, and standing only 10.4” tall, the Dash Stand Mixer fits underneath most kitchen cabinets and in smaller apartments.
- This portable, compact mixer packs a punch with a 250watt motor and 6 different speed options.
This final stand mixer on my list of the best retro stand mixers is the cheapest one, but don’t let that fool you – it doesn’t scrimp on features.
It has six mixing speeds and two sets of attachments to ensure that you’re ready to make anything in your stand mixer.
The main retro eye-catcher of this product is the gorgeous chrome swoop that sweeps from front to back across the head of the stand mixer.
It’s a very simple feature, but it’s totally reminiscent of the fifties/sixties aesthetic, and could be just the thing to stand as a feature piece on the countertop of a retro-inspired kitchen.
A final thing to note about this stand mixer is the lever at the base, which moves the mixing bowl out from under the beaters, to the left or right.
This can be really useful for ensuring that the mixer gathers all the ingredients that you’re working with, which is really important in very specific recipes.
The Dash stand mixer is ideal for those with smaller kitchens or not much countertop space.
Which Is Your Favorite Vintage Stand Mixer?
There are a huge number of great retro stand mixers out there, but if there are any 6 you should be looking at, it’s the ones above! Personally, I would have to go for the KitchenAid Artisan Series, but I’m a little bit biased. They do have the largest selection of colors though, so you won’t find any problems finding the right one for you and your kitchen.
If budget is your priority, then the Frigidaire or Dash is probably more up your street!