Let’s face it, mixing with a handheld whisk or spatula is tedious and just downright hard work. Your arms hurt for days and your cake comes out of the oven flat because you gave up mixing halfway through. Some bakers will never buy a proper mixer because they are worried that they might cost too much.
But what if I told you that’s not always the case?
A decent stand mixer can vary between £100 and £500. Sure, if you have your eyes on a Kenwood or KitchenAid model, prepare to shell out a lot of your hard earned cash. Spending £500 is pretty excessive, and in all honesty, you are paying for the brand name rather than the ability of the machine.
It is certainly possible to get an stand mixer that preforms just as well as the big name brands for a fraction of the price. So, this week we have been on the hunt for the best stand mixers under £100. Let’s get started.
This Haden model is a great everyday kitchen appliance designed for professional bakers and beginners alike. It’s compact and light, with a stainless steel 4.5 litre bowl, which gives you plenty of space to mix all your ingredients without overflowing. It has a powerful 800 watt motor, ideal for mixing tougher ingredients.
It comes fully equipped with a beater, dough hook, whisk and splash guard with a chute, all of which are essential equipment to create those mouth-watering bakes. All the accessories are dishwasher friendly, so you can spend less time worrying about the mess and more time on perfecting your bakes. The chute also makes it easy to add all your favourite ingredients while the mixer is on, without worrying they will go flying around the kitchen.
Even at maximum speed, this Haden Stand Mixer makes minimal sound. The non-slip base also makes sure that your mixer will not go wandering around the counter. So sit back, relax and let the Haden do all the work for you.
This little machine may be on the cheaper side but it certainly acts and looks like a pro. It’s got a modern, sleek black finish, which will look good in every kitchen. And better yet, you don’t need to take out a second mortgage to get your hands on it!
Baking tip: There is no pulse function.
This machine instantly stands out of the crowd and is a great stand mixer under £100.
This Breville machine doubles up as a stand and a hand mixer! Talk about a bargain! You get the benefits of a detachable hand mixer for more control and a stand mixer for more stability. Fantastic. With a twin motor of 380 watt, it may not be the most powerful mixers but with 10 mixing speeds and 2 bowl turning-speeds, it will no doubt mix all your ingredients perfectly.
With a 3.2L stainless steel bowl, it may not be the biggest on this list, but it is still big enough to bake a good size cake and bread. The twin-motor means that the attachments rotate all around the edge of the bowl, making sure no ingredient is left unmixed. This is a great plus as most mixers tend to mix just in the center!
If you are only doing the occasional bake, this little 2 in 1 machine does everything you need and more. With a twin motor, rotating bowl and detachable hand mixer, you get more than you bargained for!
Baking tip: It can get a bit noisy, even at slower speeds, and it has the tendency to vibrate and move on the tabletop. No need to worry though, as this is easily fixed with a damp cloth placed under the mixer.
This sleek mixer comes in 4 different very appealing colours (Black, red, Silver and Champagne) and boasts a massive 1400 watt motor.
As one of the most popular mixers on the market, it’s perfect for your everyday mixing and can handle even the toughest of doughs. It has 6 speeds and a pulse function, and with a 7L bowl, you can mix very large quantities all at once. There are also handles on the side of the bowl for convenience. It comes with a dough hook, beater, whisk and splash guard with hatch, as well as a tilted head so it’s easy for you to install and uninstall the bowl and its accessories.
It has a sleek and shiny finish which certainly makes this mixer look expensive (but it’s really not). And no need to worry that the Aucma will go walkies along the counter with its powerful suction feet.
Baking tip: You might find that after a few uses, the tools may become discoloured.
Okay, so this one might be a little bit over our £100 budget, but this mixer is certainly worthy of a mention.
This stand mixer has a 1500 watt motor, 6 speeds and a pulse function. With this amount of power and a 5.5L stainless steel bowl you’ll be able to mix the toughest of doughs. A lot of popular mixers tend to really shake on the faster settings, but not this one. It’s incredibly sturdy, and although a bit noisy (seriously, which mixer isn’t), you will never have to worry about it dying on you mid mix.
It comes with a dough hook, flat beater, egg whisk, flex edge beater and a splash guard. It also comes with a handle on the side for your convenience. What more do you need from a stand mixer?
It may be quite big and difficult to store, but if you have the space then you definitely should give this stand mixer a second look.
Baking tip: Your Heska stand mixer comes with a tilt-head and an anti-slip bottom.
While there are plenty of budget-friendly mixers available, the mixers above are some of the best stand mixers under £100. Now, if you are all about baking those show stoppers, you will need a powerful stand mixer so you might have to spend a bit extra to really get a good quality one. The Heska is perfect for this as it’s only slightly over the £100 budget but it works and looks like it should cost five times this price!
If you only bake occasionally, then there is really no need to splash the cash. The Haden stand mixer is certainly fit for that purpose.