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Best Benchtop Food Mixers

Benchtop mixers, also known as stand mixers, are heavy-duty electric food mixers for your kitchen. They can mix and knead tough ingredients for baking that would otherwise be too tiring to mix manually or with a hand mixer or a stick mixer.

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Is a stand mixer worth it?

Considering that stand mixers are the most high-end food mixers available, investing in one can be expensive. It might be worth it, however, if you’re a home baking aficionado who bakes at least twice a week. Your baking repertoire should incorporate more than just cakes, cookies and pastries, though. Unless you’re working with these lighter batters frequently and in large batches, a cheaper hand mixer should be sufficient.

Since stand mixers can handle heavy consistencies, they’re best paired with bakers who need help mixing tougher ingredients. This includes bread dough, pasta and pizza dough and buttercream frosting.

Why are stand mixers so expensive?

Stand mixers are more expensive than other electric mixers because they’re designed to handle heavy-duty kitchen tasks. A good stand mixer will tend to be heavy, large and durable. For example, models with a solid metal construction and stainless-steel bowl should last several years, but the trade-off is that you’ll pay more handsomely for one at the start.

You can also buy cheap stand mixers that range in price from $69-$300, however you’ll most likely find that benchtop mixers that have been awarded higher ratings tend to be pricier.

A stand mixer may also be more affordable if you choose a smaller mixing bowl capacity, a lower number of mixing speeds, and a model without planetary mixing action. But finding the best stand mixer for you will ultimately depend on your unique baking needs. Scroll down to experiment with the filters on the left hand side of the page to find out more.

Stand Mixers Buying Guide

Whether you want to splash the cash on a premium KitchenAid mixer or find the best affordable stand mixer from Kmart, here are some buying considerations to throw into the mix.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Award Winner 2020
  • 2019

KitchenAid Stand Mixer · includes 6 listings

4.2 from 319 reviews

When it comes to the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, this iconic household brand doesn’t disappoint. With a powerful motor, 10 speed settings, and planetary mixing action, there’s a lot to love.

Price (RRP) A$899.00

Price fromA$649.00Kogan

  • Build Quality
    4.3 (42)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (41)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (42)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (41)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (42)
  • Safety
    4.4 (39)
  • Capacity4.8L
  • Colour / FinishAlmond Cream, Onyx Black, Empire Red, or Contour Silver
  • Power300 W
  • PlanetaryYes
Kenwood Chef XL Titanium KVL8300S
  • Award Winner 2020

Kenwood Chef XL Titanium KVL8300S

4.3 from 26 reviews

With its 6.7L bowl capacity, this award-winning Kenwood stand mixer can help you whip up baked feasts for small dinners as as well as large gatherings.

  • Build Quality
    4.1 (15)
  • Value for Money
    3.9 (16)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (16)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (16)
  • Noise Level
    3.9 (16)
  • Safety
    4.3 (15)
  • TypeBenchtop
  • Capacity6.7L
  • Bowl MaterialStainless Steel
  • Body MaterialMetal
  • Splash GuardYes
  • Colour / FinishSilver
  • Dimensions 356 x 380 x 285 mm
  • Power1,700 W
  • PlanetaryYes
Breville The Bakery Boss BEM825

Breville The Bakery Boss BEM825 · includes 5 listings

3.6 from 23 reviews

At $549, Breville’s ‘The Bakery Boss’ offers a stand mixer equipped with some more extra features than the less-premium Breville Scraper Mixer. For $170 extra, is The Bakery Boss worth it?

  • Build Quality
    3.5 (6)
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    3.0 (6)
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    3.7 (6)
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    3.7 (6)
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    3.3 (6)
  • Safety
    4.6 (5)
KitchenAid Mini KSM3311

KitchenAid Mini KSM3311 · includes 10 listings

4.1 from 14 reviews

Latest review: Our machine looks good, however after living a short, easy life it has broken down. The unit has had a very easy life making light cake mixers & whisking cream. My mother bought a Kenwood mixer 40

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    4.4 (5)
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    4.2 (5)
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    4.8 (5)
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    4.6 (5)
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    4.0 (5)
  • Safety
    4.8 (5)
Kenwood Patissier

Kenwood Patissier · includes 3 listings

2.7 from 73 reviews

Latest review: bought it at least 7 years ago never been happy does not mix well at all pushes stuff to the side went on line to find a good one to buy & found this site wish i saw this site first waste off

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    2.0 (2)
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    3.5 (2)
Sunbeam Cafe Series Planetary Mixmaster MX9200

Sunbeam Cafe Series Planetary Mixmaster MX9200 · includes 4 listings

2.8 from 54 reviews

Latest review: I've had Sunbeam mixmaster for 35 years I Bought a new one 18 months ago and dislike using it. Whipping butter & sugar together to make a cream is impossible, all the ingredients stick to the side

  • Build Quality
    1.0 (5)
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    1.0 (5)
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    1.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.3 (4)
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    3.3 (4)
  • Safety
    3.3 (4)
Breville Scraper Mixer BEM430

Breville Scraper Mixer BEM430

4.2 from 11 reviews

At the low price point of $379, the Breville Scraper Mixer offers a stand mixer with planetary mixing action and a beater with a double-sided built-in spatula to help mix every bit of batter.

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    4.7 (3)
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    5.0 (3)
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    5.0 (3)
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    5.0 (3)
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    5.0 (3)
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    5.0 (3)
Breville Handy Mix & Store LHM150

Breville Handy Mix & Store LHM150

3.8 from 13 reviews

Latest review: Good idea as a package but way to fast on low seed . Does not seem to be much difference between low and high. Mixes well otherwise, hope it lasts as long as mu old sunbeam

  • Build Quality
    4.4 (11)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (11)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (11)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (11)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (11)
  • Safety
    4.0 (9)
Smeg SMF01

Smeg SMF01 · includes 7 listings

3.5 from 13 reviews

Latest review: I am in nz. I have the exact same problem as the previous review in that i always end up manually scraping the bowl down as the mixer just seems to clump everything at the bottom and the sides of the

  • Build Quality
    4.1 (7)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    3.9 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (7)
  • Noise Level
    4.1 (7)
  • Safety
    4.5 (6)
KitchenAid Pro Line KSM7581

KitchenAid Pro Line KSM7581 · includes 2 listings

3.4 from 13 reviews

Latest review: If you want a stand mixer to whip one eggwhite then don't bother buying a stand mixer. Just use a whisk. However, if you want a beast of a machine that can plough its way through a high gluten bread

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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
Sunbeam Mixmaster Classic

Sunbeam Mixmaster Classic · includes 4 listings

2.2 from 84 reviews

Latest review: Could you please get in touch with Larraine and let her know that I am happy to send her our beaters for the MX8500 if she would be willing to pay

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (10)
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    3.3 (10)
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    4.3 (10)
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    4.1 (10)
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    3.2 (10)
  • Safety
    4.2 (10)
Sunbeam Mixmaster Compact Pro MX5950

Sunbeam Mixmaster Compact Pro MX5950

2.2 from 77 reviews

Latest review: I got. Sunbeam mixer when I got married 21 years ago. I’ve just bought the Sunbeam mixmaster compact pro and the beaters don’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Took a long time to whip cream and I baked

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    1.8 (6)
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    2.3 (6)
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    3.5 (6)
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    3.8 (6)
  • Noise Level
    2.7 (6)
  • Safety
    3.3 (6)
ALDI Stand Mixers

ALDI Stand Mixers · includes 6 listings

2.3 from 41 reviews

Latest review: Bought it from Aldi died just after year, good for basic kneading but then sometimes had to with hand after as it does not do the perfect knead. But for the money it was okay. But when actually it

Price (RRP) A$34.99 to A$199.00

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    2.6 (5)
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    2.8 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    2.8 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.6 (5)
  • Noise Level
    2.8 (5)
  • Safety
    3.5 (4)
  • Capacity4L, 4.7L and 5L
  • TimerNo
  • Colour / FinishBlack or White, Black, White, Pink, Blue or Green and White
  • Power300 W, 600 W, 700 W and 1,200 W
  • PlanetaryEither
Todo Stand Mixer XJ-13406

Todo Stand Mixer XJ-13406

3.0 from 12 reviews

Latest review: Ok, for such a small price don't expect this stylish little machine to be able to completely make bread dough, it will however do the initial mix, but as for kneeding dough you will need to do that

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    4.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
Birko Kitchen Mixer 1005004

Birko Kitchen Mixer 1005004

5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: The Birko Mixer is the best machine that can handle any tough mixing. It is better than the Kitchenaid one I have owned and had to return twice as it kept going for a walk on my kitchen bench. Yes

  • Build Quality
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    3.0 (1)
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    4.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
HotmixPro Gastro

HotmixPro Gastro

5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: I almost bought a thermomix but I am so glad I did a Google search before the demonstration and saw this machine. It can do everything the Thermomix does and then some. Recipes for any other thermal

Price (RRP) A$3,575.00

  • TypeBenchtop
  • Capacity2L
  • Number of Mixing Speeds26
  • Bowl MaterialStainless Steel
  • Body MaterialMetal
  • TimerYes
  • Splash GuardNo
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel
  • Dimensions 296 x 312 x 258 mm
  • Power1,500 W
  • PlanetaryNo
Kmart Diecast Stand Mixer

Kmart Diecast Stand Mixer

5.0 from 1 review

The Kmart Diecast Stand Mixer costs $119 comes with a beater, dough hook, splash guard and balloon whisk.

Price (RRP) A$119.00

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • TypeBenchtop
  • Capacity4.6L
  • Number of Mixing Speeds12
  • Bowl MaterialStainless Steel
  • Body MaterialMetal
  • Splash GuardNo
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Power1,000 W
Kenwood Chef KVC3100

Kenwood Chef KVC3100 · includes 2 listings

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: I bought this machine because it's motor was said to take more weight of ingredients, and potentially be more versatile, than my [then current] KM002, which has given me extremely good service since

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
Kenwood Chef Sense KVC5100T

Kenwood Chef Sense KVC5100T

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Makes light work out of mixing dough for bread, cakes, dumpling fillings etc. So happy I got this, no more sore arms from kneading! I will be buying more attachments for this

Price (RRP) A$598.99

  • TypeBenchtop
  • Capacity4.6L
  • Number of Mixing Speeds6
  • Bowl MaterialStainless Steel
  • Body MaterialMetal
  • TimerNo
  • Splash GuardYes
  • Colour / FinishSilver
  • Dimensions 300 x 300 x 430 mm
  • Power1,200 W
  • PlanetaryNo
Cuisinart Precision Master

Cuisinart Precision Master · includes 3 listings

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: I was hoping for something brilliant and wasn’t disappointed. Cakes, biscuits, pasta and pizza doughs are a cinch and so much easier to produce now. The 5.5litre mixing bowl is large enough for any p

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
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