Best Stand Mixers – Australia

It can be a minefield looking for the best stand mixer, They’re an bit of an investment so it’s good to do the research before you take the dive. In the end,  best mixer is the one that suits your needs. There’s a mixer out there  for every cooking style. I’ve done the research so you don’t have to! I’ve round up the best stand mixers on the Australian market.

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I did some extensive research on mixers on the Australian market. I used all the information that was available to consumers on the brand’s website combined with consumer review sites and also product review resources.  First,  looked all the major brands on the Australian market which includes Sunbeam, Krambrook, Kenwood, Electrolux, Breville and KitchenAid.  I also looked at all the models that they had to offer which was a total of 26 models all together.

 Then I started to narrow it down the mixers which were readily available at leading retailers and excluded the ones which were hard to find. I also ended up excluding the models with bad reviews or insufficient information {This step basically knocked out any mixer under RRP $399! And I’ve mentioned this in a previous post you’ll get better bang for your buck if you  spend $200 on a quality hand mixer than $300 on a sub-par stand mixer. Trust me guys, I learnt this the hard way!} 

I ended up with 15 mixers to review and compare. Being the nerd that I am, I also created this glorious spreadsheet filled with specifications of each mixer so that I can compare each mixer to find the best one.  I love a good spreadsheet don’t you? Here’s a screenshot  just so you can get an idea. *flies nerd flag high*best mixer review australia

 

BEST Mixer for New Bakers

Kenwood, kMix KMX99, RRP $399

(Average price in stores $345.72)

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The kMix is the cheapest mixer with decent reviews. It’s a great mixer for those starting out and don’t want to spend a lot on a mixer. It has a cute design and comes in a range of colours. It also has matching appliances which great for those who like to colour co-ordinate their appliances. YAY for matching things!

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Best Mixer for a serious all rounder baker

Kenwood, Premier Chef KMC510 ,RRP $649
(average price in stores $520.25)

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This is powerful workhorse of a stand mixer and it will take whatever you throw at it. It will make moderate/large volumes, however it will struggle to make small batches. I have this stand mixer and I love it. My only complaint is that the mixer does wiggle a bit when you’re aggressively kneading bread dough but other than that it’s a great stand mixer. Kenwood have released the Chef Sense which is a more powerful ( and more expensive) updated kitchen machine. The Chef Sense is also a good option if you have a bit more cash to spare. It’s a relatively new model, there is actually not a lot of reviews on the Chef Sense machine.

Best Mixer for a Sweet bakers

Breville, scraper mixer Twin EM820,  RRP $599.95
(average price in store $478.75)

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This is a great mixer for light baking, cakes/cupcakes, cookies and meringues. This kitchen mixer is the only one which has a scraper beater that scrapes the bowl so you don’t have to. However,   I’ve seen pretty bad reviews on using this mixer to knead dough. So, if you’re not looking to make bread dough,  this mixer is perfect for you. It also comes with two different sized bowls for mixing larger or smaller volumes, you can use the bigger bowl to mix cake batter and the smaller one for icing. It works out perfectly!

Best Mixer for KitchenAid lovers-

A KitchenAid

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If you’re looking for a KitchenAid alternative just stop now. Because If you have your heart set on a KitchenAid, splurge a little extra and but it because you can’t go wrong with one. I know many people who have comprised with another model and ended up regretting not buying the KitchenAid.

Don’t get me wrong KitchenAids are very sexy and durable stand mixers. But KitchenAids are only great if you live in USA, where you can pick up one of  these bad boys for $279 ( $385 AUD!!! Proof here ).  Whereas, Australians are paying at least $599.00 for the same model!( And not to mention, US market has a larger range of colours.) It’s a good mixer, if want one buy it, you won’t regret it.

Best Mixer for Large Volumes

Kenwood Titanimum Major RRP $1,709 (Average price in store $1,263.00)

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KitchenAid KSM7581 Bowl Lift Stand Mixer RRP $1,199 (Average price in stores $1,199)

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If you find yourself baking large quantities, you’ll need one of these.  These mixers come with a big bowl capacities, big motors and big price tags.  KitchenAid has 6.9L bowl capacity which is slightly larger than the Kenwood Titanium Major 6.7L. The Kenwood Titanium Major has the most powerful motor on the Australian market with an impressive 1500 watts.

The main difference between these mixers, is the the Kenwood Titanium Major has a head lifting action to change out the beaters, whereas the KitchenAid has a bowl lift action as the motor is too heavy to tilt back, so what you choose is down to your personal preference. Though I personally like the tilt head action, this means most of the batter will fall off the beater as you lift and you won’t need to scrape as much off your beaters.

And there you have it! The round up of the best kitchen mixers on the Australian market! I hope this posts helps you by the mixer that’s right for you! Let me know which mixer you’re going to get!

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Cute Gifts for Bakers

Finding a cute gift for the baker in your life is not as hard as you may think it is. But if you’re having a hard time,  here are some cute ideas that will win over any baker!

Cake stands + Cloche

Cake stands are a classy and elegant gift, perfect for any baker to show off his/her creations. They make a lovely present because every baker knows you can never have too may cake stands! They come in all sorts of shapes, colours and designs, so you’ll be able to pick one that suits their style.  Here are my favourite picks below-

cake stands australia border anshebakes1.  Maxwell and Williams, PATISSERIE Cake Plate 32cm & Dome, $29.95  | 2. Ikea, ARV BRÖLLOP-Serving stand with lid, clear glass, $19.95 | 3. Donna Hay, Pink Glass cake Stand (small/ medium/large, $29.95-$89.95 | 4. Wheel and Barrow, Dome and stand Bell Shaped, $89.95 

Personalized rolling pin

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How cool are these?! This shop on etsy sells personalised rolling pins, where you can get your own customized text engraved onto the rolling pin. It’s such a sentimental gift, your can get things like “Made by [insert name here}”, “Made with love by [Name here]” laser engraved on the rolling pin.

These engraved rolling pins are perfect for sugar cookies, pastry and fondant. They also have other cute designs with cats, dinosaurs and geometric patterns. My favourite one is the “Love Languages rolling pin” which has “I love you” engraved in 9 different languages! SO DAMN CUTE!  Check out the store here:  Valek Rolling Pin, Approx $32- $65. 

Cake/ Cupcake carrier

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It’s scientifically proven* if you give a baker cake/cupcake carrier, they will carry a cake/cupcake to you!  I am obsessed with these chic cake boxes from Piebox designs! They are shamelessly ‘hipster’, but I don’t care. If anyone bought this for me I would be bringing them cake for life! Avaliable here {*may not be scientific} $50 – $75 

A more practical option is this carrier from Progressive. The clever thing about this carrier is that its collapses to half its original size  for storage. Available here, approx $50.00

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Cute Tiny food necklaces

I love these cute tiny food necklaces, they make the sweet gift for a quirky baker. They’re so cute and good enough to eat. urgh. I just cant’ get over how cute they are! They come all sorts of designs from roissant earrings, choc-chip cookie necklaces, pastry bracelets. There’s something there for everyone! SQUEEEE!  Here are my favourites below-

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  1. PetitPlat, Croissants Earrings / Studs – Food Jewelry – Paris Collection, $26.36, | 2. PetitPlat, Pink Donut Earrings – Sprinkles on Strawberry Frosting, $ 29.66 | 3. miniaturepatisserie, Fake Sweets Bracelet – Sweets Jewelry – 6.25 inches – Small Wrist Bracelet, $58.48| 4. tinyhands, Scented Chocolate Chip Cookie Necklace – Food Jewelry, $33.67

Statement Dessert Shoes

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From left to right, ShoeBakery, Pink Sprinkle Heels,  $250.00 | ShoeBakery, Premium Vanilla Ice Cream Heels, $300.00 |  ShoeBakery, Pink Sprinkle Flat, $80 

This one is a bit of a bold choice  and it’s not exactly baking related, definitely sugar related. BUT LOOK AT THEM!  These shoes are made for the girl who has a bold and quirky fashion sense. These are handmade shoes in the desert of your choice and they also offer a private custom order service. More from the Shoe Bakery here.

I hope you got some good ideas on my post on Cute Gifts for Bakers!
Let me know what cute gift you will give your favourite baker in the comments below.

 

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