Best KitchenAid mixers: top 5 buys to raise your baking game

The best KitchenAid mixers for every kitchen and level of cooking skill

Best Kitchenaid mixers: Artisan stand mixer
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The best KitchenAid mixer will raise your cooking game in which you didn't know was possible.  Whether you dream of becoming a professional baker, or you simply love cooking treats for your family, a KitchenAid mixer will inspire you to create something new in the kitchen. And they're good for so much more than just baking, with a huge range of attachments that will help you mince meat, roll pasta and even make ice cream. 

Want more of a choice of brands? Check out our guide to the best stand mixers.

And bear in mind that lots of KitchenAid products will be sold with huge discounts come Black Friday. Keep an eye on this page for announcements about the best deals. 

The best KitchenAid mixer: KitchenAid 4.8L Artisan Stand Mixer

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1. KitchenAid 4.8L Artisan Stand Mixer

The best KitchenAid mixer


Best for: Perfect results in any kitchen
Size: 4.8 litres
Attachments: 4.8 L bowl, 3 L bowl, pouring shield, 6-wire whip, flat beater, flex-edge beater, dough hook

Reasons to buy

Versatile and easy to use 
Lots of compatible accessories
Doesn't make a mess in the kitchen

Reasons to avoid

Price (so see the best offer here)

This is the single best kitchen mixer out there, and we're not exaggerating. From clever attachments that do exactly what you need them to do to its spectacular energy efficiency, the Artisan is the last word in KitchenAid mixers.


There's hardly a task this KitchenAid mixer can't do, whether it's beating eggs, mixing dough, or whisking together the perfect cream. There's also an impressive range of extra attachments you can get, from a pasta maker to an ice cream maker. It comes with two bowls so switching from batter to buttercream is easy.

No waste

The flex edge beater attachment is particularly good for scooping up every last bit of that precious sauce or batter – it gently scrapes everything from the sides of the mixing bowl, preventing waste.

No mess

The pouring shield ensures raw ingredients aren't spilled as you're pouring them into the mixing bowl.

KitchenAid 4.3L Classic Stand Mixer

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2. KitchenAid 4.3L Classic Stand Mixer

The best affordable KitchenAid mixer


Best for: Great quality on a budget
Size: 4.3 litres
Attachments: Bowl, wire whisk, dough hook, flat beater

Reasons to buy

Ten different speeds
Sturdy build and clever design

Reasons to avoid

Some users thought it was prone to overbeating as even lower speeds are quite powerful

A simpler – but no less effective – cousin of the Artisan, the KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer makes a great introduction to KitchenAid (and kitchen mixers in general). 

Ten speeds

This is quite impressive and way more than your typical mixer: choose from the lowest speed for dough-making, or a high speed for whipping cream, for example.

Tilt-head design

A signature KitchenAid invention, the head of this mixer tilts back in order to make removing the bowl easy and to prevent spills and splashes. 

Planetary action

Rather than simply mixing in just one spot in the centre of the mixing bowl, the mixer head travels all around the bowl to ensure perfect consistency without any lumps.

The best mixer for small kitchens: KitchenAid 3.3L Mini Stand Mixer

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3. KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer

The best KitchenAid mixer for small kitchens


Best for: Small kitchens
Size: 3.3 litres
Attachments: Brushed stainless steel bowl, wire whip, flat beater and dough hook

Reasons to buy

Compact but powerful design
Lots of colour choices

Reasons to avoid

Small but not light enough to move around a lot, so it will need a permanent place on your worktop

If you have a small kitchen, but still want a mighty mixer, this is for you. Only 30cm tall and 30cm wide, this will fit into most space.

Small but powerful

What's really great about the KitchenAid mini is that you're not losing any of the power of the bigger models. It also comes with the signature tilt-head design that makes KitchenAid so popular.

Surprisingly roomy bowl

Although the bowl is smaller in this model, it will still take a lot of ingredients: eight eggs and up to 680 grams of flour – more than enough for a large Victoria sponge. 

Will fit attachments designed for the larger mixers

You can still use the pasta maker and other fascinating attachments KitchenAid make with the mini mixer.


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The best KitchenAid mixer for large-scale baking


Best for: Large families
Size: 6.9 litres
Attachments: 6.9 L bowl, pouring shield, elliptic 11-wire whisk, dough hook, flat beater

Reasons to buy

Easy to clean
Surprisingly quiet

Reasons to avoid

Needs a lot of worktop space

Do you regularly bake for a large family? Or perhaps you've got the Bake Off itch and are trying to take your baking to the next level by making birthday and wedding cakes for friends? The KitchenAid Heavy Duty mixer is the best companion to larger-scale baking.

Sturdy and stable

This mixer has an impressive full-metal build that will not shake or wobble, even if you're working it hard and fast, an important feature for the busy home cook.  

No power loss

Like other KitchenAid mixers, this model boasts no loss of power between the different components, so you're not wasting energy while using it.

Switch between small and large batches

This mixer can handle a lot of ingredients: for example, it can make two kilos of dough in one go. But you can also use it for small-batch cooking: there's no minimum amount of ingredients it needs to mix them well. 


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The best KitchenAid mixer for the professional baker


Best for: Professional bakers
Size: 6.9 litres
Attachments: 6.9 L bowl, removable pouring chute, elliptic 11-wire whisk, powerknead spiral dough hook, flat beater

Reasons to buy

Advanced features for keen bakers
Protective grid to prevent spills

Reasons to avoid

Attachments have to be bought separately 

If you're running a small bakery, baking for sale from home, or travel to catering events, this is the perfect mixer. More advanced than the other models on our list but still easy to carry, the Professional Mixer will meet all your needs as an aspiring baker.

Powerful but quiet

This mixer sports a super-efficient motor, but it's quiet, which anyone mixing ingredients all day will appreciate.

Bowl-lift technology

Mixing large batches of dough or batter can involve quite a bit of heavy lifting, but not with this mixer, which will lift the bowl for you for easy scooping.

Wire guard for extra safety

Baking for commercial purposes can be very fast-paced, and one wrong move can lead to a nasty hand injury. The wire guard on this mixer will protect your hands from nasty surprises in the kitchen. 

What is the best KitchenAid mixer?

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For ease of use, versatility and sleekness of design, the Artisan Mixer will not be beaten. If you want something a little cheaper, on the other hand, the Classic Mixer is your best bet. Small kitchen? Try the Mini Stand Mixer.

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